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    moving a potted ficus

    I have 3 beautiful potted ficus trees in my courtyard outside.They are sitting on flagstones and have put down roots through the drainage hole into the soil between the flagstones.
    My problem is that I'm moving and don't want to leave my trees behind!
    I don't want to kill them either by uprooting them in the wrong way. I need some advice about moving them or if it is too risky to even try. I know they will go through a period of shock because of the move,but I think they will come back all right,after all they survived Katrina!
    Thanks for any help you can give.

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    RE: moving a potted ficus

    You've got a decent reply on the other forum that starts with "G" and ends with "ardenweb".
    I would just add that it sounds like your trees are getting too big for their pots. That is an eventuality that one comes to with potted tropicals and to decide to plant it outside- probably won't make it in your winters, or to put it in a bigger container or to euthanize it and bury it is a decision you're going to have to make. Ficus benjamina has very aggressive roots.

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    RE: moving a potted ficus

    Thanks for your help.I'm planning on putting them bigger pots when I move. These trees are pretty hardy,they stay outside year round so I think they will do fine once they have "rested".
    Thanks again

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    RE: moving a potted ficus

    Cool. They are tough plants despite them throwing a tantrum and dropping their leaves from time to time. Glad I could be of assistance.

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