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post #1 of 7 Old 04-23-2012, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
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potting plants

theres somthing i always wanted to know how to do but never got around to doing
how do I pot my plants I have a few plants I purchased that are already potted, now I want the rest potted to give a greater look
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-23-2012, 10:51 AM
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If you want to pot the rooted plants, I'd use little clay pots, and a gravel/soil mixture topped with gravel. Stem plants could go in a pot with plain gravel (or a lot less soil, anyways)

I think the little plastic pots with the grey wadding (it's called rockwool by the way. used in hydroponics) are pretty ugly.

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No mention is made of the plant species, but for those with extensive root systems like Echinodorus, Cryptocoryne, Aponogeton etc. you need good sized pots. The roots should be able to spread. A large sword (Echinodorus) for example can develop roots extending for 5-6 inches in all directions fro the plant crown, and down to the tank bottom in 4 inches of substrate.

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No mention is made of the plant species, but for those with extensive root systems like Echinodorus, Cryptocoryne, Aponogeton etc. you need good sized pots. The roots should be able to spread. A large sword (Echinodorus) for example can develop roots extending for 5-6 inches in all directions fro the plant crown, and down to the tank bottom in 4 inches of substrate.
byron for now its for a banana lilly, very small, i just hate the look that roots give
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Ah, that would probably do well in a 2 inch clay pot. Just don't bury any of the 'bananas', or the whole plant will rot.

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redchigh what part of Alabama are you from?
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Ah, that would probably do well in a 2 inch clay pot. Just don't bury any of the 'bananas', or the whole plant will rot.
yes i have the clay pots
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