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Plantgasm - I love plants too much. By Derek Powazek.

The Great Living Room Repot

It rained all day yesterday, so it was a perfect time to tend to the indoor garden. Three of my larger living room plants were in dire need of a repot, so I combined them into one very large planter. I set up a timelapse camera and took a bunch of photos to capture the process. The result is probably the closest thing to a music video I’ll ever appear in.

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5 Responses

Thanks for documenting this! It’s so good to see how other people handle their plants indoors. Helps me know how to handle mine. What did you end up doing with the Alocasia roots? Did you trim them back and if so, how much?

Posted by Jenetta on 21 November 2011 @ 7pm

Thanks, Jenetta! I just put all the roots into the new pot. It’s really large – three feet wide, 1 foot deep, 2 feet tall (approximately), so there was plenty of room.

Posted by Derek on 21 November 2011 @ 9pm

Please post an updated picture if the Philodendron perks up! I’ve been very reluctant to combine different plants into one pot, mainly because I don’t trust myself to get the pairings right.

Posted by Anna de la Cruz, TORONTO, CANADA on 22 November 2011 @ 9am

I often have dreams of doing such a timelapse then look at it after and see nothing of interest but my butt in the air and most of the plants out of frame. Really though I think you did a pretty great job with it, get panning zoom ins, the music suited it well! :)

Posted by Nat on 22 November 2011 @ 1pm

Great timelapse. I, too, enjoyed the part with sunlight moving across the wall.
That looked like tiring work. Good it was you doing it and not me. With my bad back, repotting that much would have had me at the chiropractor the following day. Haha!

Posted by Bom on 28 November 2011 @ 7am


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