Strelitzia reginae advice

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  1. Marshallal

    Marshallal Apprentice Gardener

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    Hello, I bought a Strelitzia Reginae plant a few months back in a 13cm pot. It has been growing new leaves and is currently about 30cm tall. I have noticed now that roots are now protruding from the base of the pot. Should I re-pot it? If so when? Should I do it now or wait until next spring? What size pot should I use? Any recommendations on what commercially available compost/soil I should use?

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    They do have big thick fleshy roots and very quickly fill a pot.
    If you are going to repot I'd do it now before growth starts to slow, it will give it a few months to get established.
    I use a mix of multi purpose compost and JI compost.
    Where are you growing it indoors, greenhouse or outside.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. I'm growing indoors in a garden room (solid roof conservatory). It's not heated in the winter so I plan to bring it into the house when the weather cools.
     
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      Try to get it in a sunny position especially in winter.
      I'd just move it up a couple of pot sizes, better than putting it into a big pot at this stage.
      They will survive frost free so I'd say don't molly coddle it too much and keep it moist but not wet during the winter.
       
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        Many thanks Pete.
         
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