gritty mix emergency...help!!!!

perennialfan273(zone 5)March 18, 2012

Okay, so I ordered a plant online (a small tree that I plan on turning into a bonsai). It wasn't supposed to arrive until May, but it arrived yesterday!! My parents are leaving for Chicago tomorrow (meaning there will be NO car here) and will be gone until Thursday. I don't have the gritty mix ready, but in the meantime I have this tree sitting in my laundry room. The tree is in a 4" pot by the way. When I re-pot it, what size container and what kind of a container should I use??

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Joe1980(5)

I don't really think you have an emergency on your hands here. If the tree is in a pot, I assume it has soil in it, so just tend to it like any other plant for now. There is no need to repot it ASAP, and in fact, it may be a tad early for that. As for the whole bonsai thing, well, that takes a little more research, and pot size and type are dependent on what you have, and what you intend to do with it. Is your tree temperate or tropical, meaning is it an indoor or outdoor plant?

Joe

    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 8:24PM
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