Learn How To Avoid Transplant Shock In Plants

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Transplant shock in plants is almost unavoidable. Plants were not designed to be moved from place to place. When we do this to them, problems can arise.

There are a few things to know about how to avoid transplant shock and cure plant transplant shock after it has occurred. Let’s look at them.

4 Things To Avoid Transplant Shock

  1. Avoid disturbing the roots as much as possible – Do as little as possible to the root ball. This means not shaking the dirt off the roots. This is the only dirt the plant is familiar with and has depended on as it grows. 
  2. Bring as much of the roots as possible – When digging up a plant the more roots that come with the plant, the less likely transplant shock in you plants will set in.
  3. Make sure the root ball stays moist during the entire transplanting process – This is an important factor in transplant shock.  If the root ball dries out at all, the roots in the dry area will get damaged.
  4. Water thoroughly after transplanting – This is your best defense in avoiding transplant shock. Give your plant plenty of water in its new home.

Now that you know a little more about how to avoid transplant shock, you know with a little plant preparation, preventing shock will be an easier task.

If you have any questions on this topic, please share and I will be happy to answer them!

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