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How do you define a plug plant as I have just received an order of 'pot plants' which appear to be plug plants as they do not have a pot?
Plugs (plug plants) tend to be tiny as the term is associated with the trays that they are grown in - the trays have individual cells that are smaller than most adults' fingers - just a very few ml of compost. Very many nurseries mail order plants minus pots as it saves postage and in most cases the plants wouldn't stay in them during shipping anyway. The term pot plant is also not normally an indication of size, but the fact that the plant is normally used for pot culture as opposed to open ground etc. In which case you could buy pot-plant plugs.
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To allow for drainage.
Have your pot, some E6000 glue, lots of shells, and start gluing from the top down, overlapping slightly.
Plug plants are young plants, usually seedlings, grown in individual cells of compost enabling them to be pricked out or transplanted without disturbing the roots.
Depending on the pot type, you can drill a hole in the bottom or if this is not possible put a layer of rocks in the bottom before putting in dirt. This will aid in keep…ing to much water from the roots of plants.
It produces biomass by photosynthesis
Yes, if the seed is viable.
The holes are there to drain off excess water. If the planter doesn't have holes in the bottom, it acts as a pail, pooling water at the bottom. This makes the plant roots wet …all the time. The roots of most plants can rot if submerged in water all the time. This can kill the plant, as would not enough water. In hydroponics, they grow the plant in pea gravel and have the nutrition spray on a continuous off/on/off cycle. Growing plants this way allows them to control the quantities of the nutrients being fed to the plants. This also allows the plants' roots to dry out some during the feeding cycle, which is healthy for the plant; if not allowed to dry too much.
Yes it is called re-potting. Usually done when the plant has outgrown its present pot.
have nice rich soil, make it damp (spraying water) dont soak it though. DONT COMPACT IT. then poke your finger a half an inch in to the soil, then put the seed in the hole you… just made with your finger. then cover it with dirt till its level with the rest of the dirt. spray a little more water. water it every 2-3 days depending on where you live. keep it in direct sun light. indoors or out doors. never let the soil get to dry. good luck!
Only in plants like Bryophyllum which propagates through leaves
One that is the appropriate size and provides adequate drainage.
approximately 1/10 of the plant's pot
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