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fizzylizfizzyliz Posts: 390
I have a Christmas tree I was bought at Christmas in a pot - I need to replant in a bigger pot I think. It says suitable for any soil? Any tips? It’s not looking too perky lately! Thank you! 


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358
    I wouldn't hold out too much hope for that, regardless of soil or anything else.
    Some of these don't have great rootballs when they've been sold for that purpose, and as soon as they start drying out, it's almost impossible to rejuvenate them.
    Get it into a bigger pot - an inch or two more in diameter, in moisture retentive soil [not alkaline] out of the sun, and keep it well watered. Soak it thoroughly before you re pot it too, or water will just run through.
    Keep it off the ground so that it also has drainage, then wait and see if it recovers. If it does, and puts on growth, you can pot it on again later in the year.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • fizzylizfizzyliz Posts: 390
    @Fairygirl thanks so much! Will do that today! 
    You’re being so helpful, as you can see I’m on a bit of a garden mission again as have some days off. Thanks 😁
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,957
    It’s definitely worth a shot even looking as crispy as it does. 

    I used John Innes 3 for mine and I give it lots of water. 

    This is it in 2018:

    And this was Christmas just gone (I put it next to the front door and put lights on it 😂)

  • fizzylizfizzyliz Posts: 390
    @TheGreenMan ah that is fabulous!! Look at that! Haha 😂 lovely to see 😊👍 
    I’ll certainly give it a go 👍
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,957
    If it fails just get another one this Christmas and pot it on as soon as you take down your decs.  Mine was potted out almost immediately.  And keep it well watered over Christmas. 
  • fizzylizfizzyliz Posts: 390
    @TheGreenMan great, thanks, let’s see what happens with it 😊
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