So generally speaking many things in life will surprise me in one way or another, but on Tuesday I got a real shock.
I was wondering why the plant pot that held the Albuca Spiralis was all distorted. I didn’t think there was any real issues as such because the plant itself is doing rather well.
I turned the pot over to see if any roots were pushing out, I wasn’t sure if being pot-bound was the issue. Its possible. But as you can see, no, no issues there.
So I cleared out some of the soil and got a shock… And I do mean *shock*.
Look at the size of that bulb! The soil around it was just crushed up, this is what was distorting the pot. The bulb is now a little distorted, probably because it had be restricted in the areas it could grow.
Now it’s worth mentioning that this bulb is only a year old. Not only was the flower spike HUGE, 39″ long when I gave up and cut it down, but obviously I was doing something right because of the size of the bulb.
Not only was the bulb good but the sheer mass of roots was reassuring. A strong bulb with a strong root system.
So because the original pot was obviously far too small for it I went and re-potted it into a larger pot. I went with the general idea of going up an inch at a time. I also took a few seconds to open up the root mass a little. No problems, I just wanted it to sit better.
The only issue I have now is to get it a much nicer pot. I know I said this last time but I was seriously not expecting to have to re-pot it for a few years yet!
Maybe something in a mild blue to offset the green fronds? Suggestions on a postcard, kids!