How to modify rooting pattern ?

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How to modify rooting pattern ?

Post  nato0224 on Tue May 31, 2011 11:10 pm

Hi, any suggestions for  fixing roots that have out grown their pots ? I have purchased some  plants and they have these huge swirly rooting pattern like a
Tornado where the smaller roots come from a thick circular  shaped  rooting system making it so it can't be cut ? Could an air layering  type approach be useful correct these roots at the base of trunk and were soil meets the base of the tree ? Any suggestions greatly appreciated ., thanks .. Nelson in Miami 

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Re: How to modify rooting pattern ?

Post  fiona on Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:24 am

Hi Nelson, and as I see it's your first post, welcome to the forum.

Any pics you can provide of the offending roots would be most helpful so we can see the extent of the problem.

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Re: How to modify rooting pattern ?

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:14 am

A lot has to do with the species of plant. If you are in South Florida and the plant is a Ficus (Fig) you can cut just about anything off and the plant will come back better.
Tell us something about the plant and where you got it.
There are a number of clubs in the area, attend a meeting and get 30 opinions about what to do.

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Re: How to modify rooting pattern ?

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:19 am

Try this web site to locate a club

http://www.bonsai-bsf.com/?page_id=8

There are three in your area and which one you attend could depend upon whether you are in South or North Dade County.

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Re: How to modify rooting pattern ?

Post  nato0224 on Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:33 am

[quote="fiona"]Hi Nelson, and as I see it's your first post, welcome to the forum.

Any pics you can provide of the offending roots would be most helpful so we can see the extent of the problem?

How do I insert pictures?

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Picture of roots

Post  nato0224 on Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:37 am

fiona wrote:Hi Nelson, and as I see it's your first post, welcome to the forum.

Any pics you can provide of the offending roots would be most helpful so we can see the extent of the problem.
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How do I insert pictures
I am using iPhone

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Re: How to modify rooting pattern ?

Post  Gentleman G. on Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:11 am

It should be about the same procedure as with a computer I would think. When you click to post reply, look at the icons across the top of the text box (might have to zoom in a bit)... The icon you're looking for looks like a polaroid picture with a floppy disc in front of it. Click that and locate the image you wish to host and it will generate an html code for you to paste into the text box. If you're including text, be sure to insert blank lines between text and images. And always preview before you send. Hope this was helpful, there's also the tutorial on how to post pics. Not sure if this will work the same way with an iphone but I think it should, the damn things are practically computers anyway.


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Re: How to modify rooting pattern ?

Post  Gentleman G. on Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:12 am

^ Obviously the pics need to be on your iphone...

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