When to re-pot butia seedling

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When to re-pot butia seedling

Post by Adam r » Wed May 09, 2012 10:01 pm

Hi

I have a butia seedling which I bought off eBay in an 8 cm deep pot. I'm not sure how old it is but it has had atleast 3 leaves removed that I can see and it has two fully grown leaves and one about halfway through which is growing but slowly.
My question is, will it need re-potting, what size pot should I put it in and what growing medium should I use?

I would be very grateful for any help as I want my little butia to stay healthy.

Thanks

Adam


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Re: When to re-pot butia seedling

Post by HarryandNess » Wed May 09, 2012 10:16 pm

The best thing to do Adam is take a picture and post it on here. Did it arrive bare root or in a pot?

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Re: When to re-pot butia seedling

Post by Adam r » Thu May 10, 2012 9:53 am

I can't upload pics on the site because I don't have the Internet in at the moment. I've been using my iPhone to use the site. The only thing I would be able to do would be to e-mail you a pic from my phone.
Yes it came in a 8cm pot which is pretty deep. I've been trying to keep the compost moist but not too wet.

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Re: When to re-pot butia seedling

Post by pdid » Thu May 10, 2012 10:07 am

Adam r wrote:I can't upload pics on the site because I don't have the Internet in at the moment. I've been using my iPhone to use the site. The only thing I would be able to do would be to e-mail you a pic from my phone.
Yes it came in a 8cm pot which is pretty deep. I've been trying to keep the compost moist but not too wet.

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Re: When to re-pot butia seedling

Post by HarryandNess » Thu May 10, 2012 11:58 am

That's a pretty deep pot. My general thinking is, if there's roots visible at the bottom, repot. Use a mix of 60% good compost mixed with 40% grit and or perlite. I always put a layer of gravel in the bottom too. Keep it in a sunny place, it would love it outside today and enjoy it. icon_sunny

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Re: When to re-pot butia seedling

Post by HarryandNess » Thu May 10, 2012 12:02 pm

Hi Adam, I just re-read the detail doh! :lol: 8cms is not that deep. While speed reading my brain registered 8 inches, that's pretty deep :lol: :lol: .

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Re: When to re-pot butia seedling

Post by leunerj » Thu May 10, 2012 12:42 pm

What type of Butia is it? Eriospathas are said to be much more sensitive to root disturbance in the seedling stage so bear that in mind.
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Re: When to re-pot butia seedling

Post by Adam r » Thu May 10, 2012 6:16 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/78265992@N03/7172002702/

It's a butia capitata.

Sorry for the misunderstanding, what I meant was it's in a pot that is 8cm wide and it is about 13cm deep.

Thanks for the advice ness, Yes I can see some roots at the bottom of the pot.

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Re: When to re-pot butia seedling

Post by HarryandNess » Thu May 10, 2012 10:50 pm

I'd repot it in some nice warm compost and give it a nice drink of warm water :D
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Re: When to re-pot butia seedling

Post by Adam r » Fri May 11, 2012 8:45 am

Ok thank you


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Re: When to re-pot butia seedling

Post by fieldfest » Fri May 11, 2012 9:37 am

i have a similar sized seedling of capitata/odorata

left outside all winter no protection, still alive

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Re: When to re-pot butia seedling

Post by Adam r » Sun May 27, 2012 4:00 pm

Thanks for the advice. I've re-potted my butia into a bigger pot and while I was on I re-potted both my trachycarpus nainital seedlings.


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Re: When to re-pot butia seedling

Post by jungle jas » Thu May 31, 2012 10:45 am

fieldfest wrote:i have a similar sized seedling of capitata/odorata

left outside all winter no protection, still alive

Hard as Nails!! icon_rambo
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