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When to replant poinsettia
 

When to replant poinsettia

My brother has a poinsettia about six years old. My mother brought it for him the year before she died. It's extremely big and needs repotting but we don't know when to do it. We have been told it's very rare that these plants survive very long. 210120171, Kells, Co Meath Posted: 21/01/2017

Yes, it is unusual for poinsettia to survive that long but it is a shrub and can do so given some care.

It can be trimmed back, if you wish, and re-potted in April. You might even take some cuttings from the top of shoots with green leaves. Use half good garden soil and half compost mix.

 

Growing Bird of Paradise

I am growing 2 bird of paradise from seed. they are about 2 yrs old. I potted them on into bigger pots this Spring and they have grown significantly. I hav noticed that some of the strong roots are growing out the bottom of the pots, tilting the pots. Should I leave them till next Spring again to pot on, or should I pot on again in case the roots become damaged? I would hate to lose them at this stage. BridT, Woodstown, Co Waterford Posted: 27/08/2009

 

Leave them be and re-pot in March.

 

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