tree bands and screen

Nhu Nguyen
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:56:37 PST
Hi Bob,

The roots will self-prune at the soil-screen junction. Once in a while a
few roots will go through the screen but only when the bulb has pulled
itself very deep into the pot. Once they go through the screen it's almost
impossible to remove the roots. During repotting if there is a very
precious amaryllid root that I'd like to keep, I'd cut out the piece of
screen surrounding the roots. In a few years the roots will die and the
screen will come loose. This rarely happens though.


On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 11:48 AM, penstemon <> wrote:

> I worry, a little bit, that roots may grow into the screen at the bottom
> of the pot, but the plants will probably die long before that can happen.

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