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What size pot should I use for an acer?

fizzylizfizzyliz Posts: 350
The acer is red compact shaina, 19cm - thanks!

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  • MolamolaMolamola BelgiumPosts: 99
    They grow better when tight in their pots, so don't pot up too much. And it can stay in the same pot for 2 years, or until you see roots emerging from the bottom. 

    I read that the plant is ready to be repotted in a larger size pot if you lift the trunk and the whole thing comes out like a plug.
  • fizzylizfizzyliz Posts: 350
    @Molamola that is so helpful thank you so much! 😀

    Molamola said:
    They grow better when tight in their pots, so don't pot up too much. And it can stay in the same pot for 2 years, or until you see roots emerging from the bottom. 

    I read that the plant is ready to be repotted in a larger size pot if you lift the trunk and the whole thing comes out like a plug.

  • ElferElfer Posts: 329
    It depends on the roots really, some plants i have bought seem to be ready to be already root bound while others have been over potted. I suggest you have a look underneath and check to see if roots are coming through.
  • fizzylizfizzyliz Posts: 350
    @Elfer super idea thank you!
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