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I recently bought a Gunnera Manicata - as we have a small garden but I also love these plants I decided to buy one - is it okay to put it in a pot?? - 2ft all round one - biggest I could find


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Paul, Gunnera manicata can grow into a massive plant and it likes/needs deep, permenantly moist soil. I am afraid that I don't see it being suited to pot culture at all.

19 Mar, 2011

 

yes hoping to get away with it - thanks for the advice there :):)

19 Mar, 2011

 

Paul I think it is highly unlikely you will grow a Gunnera manicata in any pot. as Bulba has already said it will turn into a huge plant 2 metres in height and 3 metres across, needs a deep moist soil, preferably near water, and full to part sunlight.

20 Mar, 2011

 

i have grown a gunnera manicata in a large pot for about five years now.i have never had a problem with it,i give it a good watering with the hose pipe and thats about it.i have some pictures of it,check them out in my photos.in summer we sit under the leaves to get a bit of shade.give it a go Paul im sure it will be ok and so worth it.

20 Mar, 2011

 

thanks all for feedback - the pot I have has hole at the bottom soil underneath - placed next to pond with constant moisture :) Thanks Suey187 for the picture :):)

20 Mar, 2011

 

be interested how it goes as allways wanted one myself ... up date please !!

17 Apr, 2011

 

yes will do Cristina - I think it has grown a bit - but some pics next Friday :):):)

17 Apr, 2011

 

Sanbaz lost hers this Winter, in a pot. I suspect the roots were frozen.

17 Apr, 2011

 

yes it was a horrid cold winter - hope no more of them

17 Apr, 2011

 

I suspect we can expect more severe winters like the last two.

18 Apr, 2011

 

I know - hate winter, hate cold ):

18 Apr, 2011

 

AS a thought Paul, because we were told that Gunnera was so invasive we had in a buried, bottomless container to start with. Poor thing sulked, been in the ground for several years now, very happy and not overly invasive which is more than can be said for the wee Gunnera magellanica which is romping all over the place!

18 Apr, 2011

 

haha - I can imagine it getting over powering - I hope it does somehow come through for me - but it is as you say look a bit droopy

19 Apr, 2011

 

thanks paul...............

19 Apr, 2011

 

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10 Mar, 2012

 

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