I repotted, heres the results with questions, of course
So I repotted everything last night. I must say, unless I did something terribly wrong, there was not enough bark to do a 5:1:1 mix with 6 plants in various sized pots. So at the end of the day, there were two plants that have a little more soil/perlite to the bark mixture. And again, unless I am wrong, I am ok with that. I feel comfortable that the plants will do ok in what I have given them.
Here are some questions I had though while I was doing the job and after as I completed the task and understood better what was going on.
1. How often will I water these plants now?
2. How will I know when they NEED watered?
3. Do I let the water sit in the tray since it seems to just run right through the pot?
4. How will and what do the roots cling to so to speak. When they wit in a pot of soil the grow with in the soil and wrap around the soil...does this same thing happen with this mix?
6. When potting up do I use the same stuff in the current pot and just add to the bigger pot?
7. When from now/repot and there after should I fertilize?
Those are my questions, here is what I came across after the plants were in poist soil for almost 2 months. Yes, the soil was very moist. I dumped each pot seperately on newspaper and I couldnt believe how moist it was. Moisture leaked through the paper.
The arrowhead roots were brown in color. Which led me to believe maybe they root was rotten??? IDK. But that doesnt explain to me all the new growth coming through on the plant. I mean she still looks great. She is the first on repotted and I also added to stakes so she can begin to climb...
All the other plants were in good shape so they seemed. The parlor palm was seperated into two pots and WOW does she look a million times better. Not only did I seperate into two pots, I seperated the individual plants so there was more room for them to grow bigger.
After all this I am as scared as I am excited. I am scared for the unknown which is most of my questions above.
I hope they all take to the new medium well. I am really scared.
Thanks as always for chiming in. You guys are great!