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Root pruning a kind necessity

Posted: November 3, 2012 at 3:38 a.m.

To root prune, take a sharp knife, grit your teeth, and slice a 1/2- to 2-inch layer of soil from all around and underneath the root ball. The larger the root ball, the more soil and roots can be removed.

To root prune, take a sharp knife, grit your teeth, and slice a 1/2- to 2-inch layer of soil from all around and underneath the root ball. The larger the root ball, the more soil and roots can be removed.

“Root pruning” sounds like such a brutal way to treat a plant. Yet it’s a periodic necessity once any potted plant has grown as large as you want it to.

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