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Transplant Shock - Seedlings and Plants

Transplant shock is a common occurrence, when transplanting any type of plant. We most often think of transplant shock when planting garden seedlings, both store bought and home started seedlings, outdoors in the spring. Transplant shock can also occur when digging up and replanting any established plants. Common examples are rose bushes, lilac bushes and small trees.

The plant propagation method of "Plant Division", can also result in transplant shock. Plant division is where overcrowded bulbs or perennials are dug up, separated into smaller groups, then re-planted into a new area.   

Did You Know? Moving plants indoors in the fall, can result in a form of transplant shock, as your potted plant accustoms itself to its new, indoor environment. The most common sign of houseplant transplant shock, is Leaf Drop

The good news is, transplanting shock can be minimized, and often avoided entirely.

Do you want to learn how to avoid transplant shock? Read on..............

Transplanting Shock Causes and Cures:

Cause: Impact/ Signs: How to Avoid and Minimize:
Roots are Disturbed Plant wilts, leaves drop Seedlings: Use peat pots. Keep plant in the peat pot at planting, eliminating this cause entirely.

Established Plants: Dig deeper and wider, to capture more roots intact. Remove up to 1/3 of plant foliage.

Frost or significantly lower temperatures Plant slows down, stunts or dies Seedlings: Delay planting until warmer weather, harden off plants before transplanting, use hot caps, frost covers, or row covers on cool and cold nights.

Established Plants: Usually not a transplant problem.

Hot Temperatures Plants wilt Seedlings: Plant in cooler weather, provide temporary shade cover, keep soil moist, use sprinkler to cool down plants in midday.

Established Plants: Keep soil moist..

Sunlight too intense Plant wilts, leaves scald or burn Seedlings: Plan transplanting for cloudy days, provide shade cover, keep soil moist.

Established Plants: Remove up to 1/3 of plant foliage, keep soil moist.

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