Forum: June, July, August & September 2011 Playroom
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I have a rootbound plant that I really need to transplant. The problem is that planter it came in and is still in curves in at the top, like really curves in at the top. I'd like not to have to break it because it's glass and will make a huge mess if I do, but how do I get this poor plant out so I can put it in something larger?
I should add I'm new to this whole gardening thing, so if your plant dies, you cannot hold me responsible!
BUT, it's what I'd do. Outside, with a hose. I've had to shake some roots off when moving plants around before, and figure it's sort of the same thing right? It's not like they would be bare for a long time since you're putting it right into new dirt.
I won't hold you responsibe, I'm pretty good at killing my plants all by myself! This is the only plant I've ever had that has lived long enough to become root bound.
It's actually one of those lucky bamboo plants, so it should be pretty easy, if I can get all the stones out then the roots are small and should come out. The only thing that might hold it back is how tight the roots are in there.
I wouldn't even try it other than I was just that you should repot it once a year into something bigger to keep it healthy and it's been in the same pot for over 2 years and it's so tight in there I can't even see the stones for the roots anymore.