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peace Lilly pot size?

peace Lilly pot size?

do I need to put this in bigger pot or leave it same for sometime . This is a 9cm pot size. sualeha, Ennis, Co Clare Posted: 10/11/2016

Leave it to re-pot in late spring or early summer.

  orchid with new growth of leaves at top of stem

orchid with new growth of leaves at top of stem

I have an orchid which I pruned when it finished flowering it now has a stem of about 16 inches with another growth of about 5 leaves at the top where the flowers used to be, these leaves look so healthy would it be possible to get this new this new growth to root or what would be your advice. Picture attached. katieq, , Co Carlow Posted: 06/01/2012


The plant has produced an offset and this can be removed when well developed and potted on its own, and this can be done in spring.

Use a very open compost with coarse peat or leaf mould, some small bark chips and some clean coarse sand.

Stand the new plant in good light but no direct sunlight and mist with water a couple of times each day.

  Re-potting cactus plant

Re-potting cactus plant

This cacti plant produces lovely orange flowers. It has never been re-potted and the roots are beginning to come through the end of the pot. Can you tell me how to do this without breaking the plant? Rathgar, , Co Dublin Posted: 18/07/2011


This is the rat's tail cactus, Aporocactus

Cactus can do fine in a tight pot for many years.

But if you wish to take it out. First try soaking it for a day in a basin of water.

With a plastic pot, press in the side a little to loosen the rootball.

Hold the plant with a glove or thickness of paper or a carpet offcut and try to shake the root ball out or push it out with a piece of wood.

Pieces may brea off and can be potted up after a few days drying on a window sill to seal the wounds. 



more than one amaryllis in one pot

I have 3 beautiful amaryllis all different one small and scaelet red, one white with a red inside and the third a huge not so scarlet red flower and all flower around the same time. I am wondering can I plant all of them in the one big pot even though they are all different Peggie, Dun Chaoin, Co Kerry Posted: 13/04/2011


A number of amaryllis bulbs can be put in a pot or wide container. They may not flower at the same time if they are mixed kinds.


Re-potting Peace Lily

Two year old peace lily - I imagine should be re-potted. Straightforward re-potting or any specifics to be careful abot? Philomenamary, Clonmel, Co Tipperary Posted: 20/04/2009


Peace lily is quite tolerant of being in the smae pot for years, but does get tired-looking and can be potted on every few years.

In general for house plants, use half garden soil, unsterilized and half compost, home-made or purchased. 

Water the day before, water lightly after potting, allow to dry a little on top before next watering, then back to normal. Place in a cool spot.

  Very Tall Cactus

Very Tall Cactus

Gerry, Could you please advise on the attached picture of my cactus it is so tall it is tipping the roof of my conservatory.... Thanks a million, Poppy 260620081, Lemonfield, Co Limerick Posted: 26/06/2008

This looks like the 'old man cactus', Cephalocereus senilis, which can grwo very tall.

When it reaches the roof and begins to bend, and probably fall over, you can cut the top third off. The cut piece can be allowed to dry its surface for a couple of weeks and then can be potted up for a new plant.


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