Stromanthe Magic Star

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Stromanthe Magic Star

Post: #289670 fruitfly
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:57 am

My stromanthe has thin roots coming out of the bottom of the pot and I was wondering if this is the sort of plant that likes to be potbound or not as I'd rather not have to repot if not really necessary.

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Re: Stromanthe Magic Star

Post: #289671 Green Aura
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:00 pm

I doubt it likes to be pot bound. You generally only let things become pot bound to stress them into fruiting or flowering (like figs for instance). As this seems to be a foliage plant I'm guessing it would prefer room to grow.
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Re: Stromanthe Magic Star

Post: #289672 fruitfly
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:50 pm

I didn't realise that was only to do with fruiting. It has now been repotted into a larger pot - it should keep it comfy for a while.


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