Preparing plants sold in heavy soils for containers?
I just bought two Mexican sage plants at a local Lowes, already flowering nicely. The plants look healthy, but I'm concerned that the soil these plants are in is too heavy for containers. It's a very loamy-sandy mix that will be slow to dry out, which could be a good thing because I have to pot them in regular clay pots that are about one size too small. It's likely to be very fertile soil, but if there's no perlite or grit won't this potentially cause root rot? If this soil isn't suitable for containers, how do I remove it from the roots without damaging the plant too much?
The plant was not quite root bound yet in a 2 gallon container. The roots of Mexican sage are not woody like a shrub or tree but they are brown and tough like what you find on perennials.
This post was edited by peterk312 on Sun, May 12, 13 at 13:21