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May 31st, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Looking for suggestions here ladies.

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?
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May 31st, 2012, 11:09 AM
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I got nothing. I know nothing about plants at all!
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May 31st, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Could you sort of flood it out? So the dirt surrounding it works away and the main root system slide out?
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May 31st, 2012, 11:15 AM
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^^wss maybe try that
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May 31st, 2012, 11:18 AM
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hmm, never thought of that. It's worth a try. I'm going to get a bigger pot for it this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes.
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May 31st, 2012, 11:20 AM
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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.
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May 31st, 2012, 11:26 AM
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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.
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May 31st, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Oh wow! Good for you! I've heard those can last forever... but uhh... not in this house. Whoops!
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May 31st, 2012, 11:33 AM
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LOL! It's the only green living thing in my house. Well if you don't count what you might find in the back of my fridge.
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June 1st, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Well it worked to get it out of the pot! I had to use a lot of water and keep swirling it around to get it out, but it eventually came loose. Thanks for the suggestion Angie!!

Now, lets just hope it likes its new pot and it continues to grow.
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June 2nd, 2012, 12:48 AM
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goog luch. I kill all plants. I'm just waiting for my plant from mothers day to die.
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