Posted 18 April 2009 - 01:23 AM
hey sup, i actually did this to a few of my plants and they lived through the experience
i took each plant out of its pot in the kitchen sink and very gently shook loose as much soil as i could. then when no more was falling off i started to submerge the remaining root mass in a small bucket of water and again very gently shook the roots with my hand. i kept repeating this process until all that was left was a ball of roots hanging from a stem, with barely any soil left attached to the roots at all.
i then took each plant and put them in net pots with clay pellets and stuck them in dwc buckets. the plants definitely got stressed by this and they wilted and lost some leaves, but after about 4-5 days the root mass started to grow again down into the water in the dwc buckets.
they are still in the process of recuperating but it looks like they survived