pot size

billybonsai2315September 4, 2013

I have been curious to see if the pot size really makes a difference? Is it possible for it to do more harm than good if the pot is "too big"? Reason I am asking is I am getting ready to repot most of my plants into the famous Al's gritty mix but I didn't know if I should buy a couple smaller pots for my smaller pots or larger pots for my larger plants. I don't have too many to do but was told once that on my money that I have I was told the pot was too big for it. I am also concerned that a jade plant I recently received is in a pot that's too small for proper growth. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thank You

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Oxboy555(Las Vegas)

I've read on here pot size doesn't matter much in a properly made Gritty.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 11:40PM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

The old warnings of potting in too large a pot was based on using a mix that retained too much water. In that case you were depending on the plant to transpire away the excess water, impossible, if planted in too big a pot, for the size of the plant. With a well drained mix like Gritty mix such is not a problem. Al

    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 10:28AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Ox and Al are exactly right.
What would help would be pics of the plants and pots in question. You are correct that too small a container will not allow for proper growth - and Jades like root-run like anything else.

Josh

    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 12:33PM
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