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Maui Planting Guidelines
How to Transplant
Use a pot that is one size bigger than the pot the plant is in.
Get your potting medium ready.
Good potting medium is a half and half mixture of peat moss and perlite.
If the plant is from a dry or coastal area, add chunks of cinder or extra perlite.
If it is a wet forest species, add more peat moss or compost.
Be aware that peat moss is very acidic and certain plants react severely to acidity.
If the plant is to be planted into the ground later, make a mix of equal parts peat moss, perlite, and soil from the area in which the plant is to be planted.
Slow-release fertilizer can also be mixed into the potting medium.
Keep the plant stem at the same depth it was in the original pot.
Avoid putting the plant in too large a pot.
Mix potting medium and add slow-release fertilizer at this time.
Pre-wet the medium to keep dust down and lessen shock to the plant.
Put medium in bottom of pot.
Measure for the correct depth in the new pot.
Make sure there is one half to two inches from the top of the pot so the plant can get adequate water.
Try to stand the plant upright and center the stem in the middle of the pot.
Keep it healthy.
Water the plant thoroughly after transplanting.
A vitamin B-1 transplanting solution can help to lessen the transplant shock.
Keep the plant in the same type of environment as it was before, sun or shade.
If roots were broken, trim off some of the leaves to compensate for the loss.
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