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  1. #1
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    hi everyone i'm wondering if you can offer any advice on how to rejuvinate my thai dragon pepper plant.

    it's been in the same 2 gallon-ish pot for 2 1/2 yrs.
    up until about 6 months ago it was a big healthy plant with lots of foiliage
    it's just kind of become very scrawny.

    i've considered repotting it- perhaps it's become a* bit root bound?

    and prunning it back a bit, but i'm not very yfamiliar with peppers so i thought i'd run it by you all.

    thanks for any help you can offer! -K

  2. #2
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    Hi Kyle

    I would think that being in the same pot for that long with the symptoms you describe would make it very rootbound.* You can root prune and top prune for rejuvenation.* I'm including the cached version of our instructions as well as sites about repotting rootbound plants.
    http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache...lnk&cd=1&gl=us

    http://www.dirtdoctor.com/view_question.php?id=70
    http://www.ourgardengang.com/containerpotting.htm

    Give your plant time to recover.* If you purchase new potting soil it will probably have a slow release fertilizer already in it.* Do not fertilize for at least 3 months.

    Newt

  3. #3
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    thank you so much for your reply I'm going to buy a new pot right now!

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    Kyle, you are so very welcome!* Be sure the new pot is about 2" larger then the old one.* You can measure from top to bottom or accross the top* Try and use the same type of pot you already have.* If you have clay, use clay again as it will perform in the same way and be easier for you to judge the watering needs.* Waster the plant well a couple of days before you repot it.

    Newt

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