Welcome to Greenhouse Tree, second years. Now gather round everyone.
Today, we're going to re-pot Mandrakes.
Who here can tell me the properties of the Mandrake root? Yes, Miss Granger?
Mandrake, or Mandragora, is used to return those who've been petrified to their original state.
It's also quite dangerous: The Mandrake's cry is fatal to anyone who hears it.
Excellent, ten points to Gryffindor.
Now, as our Mandrakes are still only seedlings, their cries won't kill you yet, but they could knock you out for several hours, which is why I've given each of you a pair of earmuffs for auditory protection.
So could you please put them on right away?
Flaps tight down, and watch me closely. You grasp your Mandrake firmly.
You pull it sharply up out of the pot.
Now, you dunk it down into the other pot and pour a little sprinkling of soil to keep him warm.