How to Repot Houseplants

How to Repot Houseplants

Houseplants will often outgrow their pots. Once the roots start circling the container, it is most likely time to give your plant a new home. This will allow the plant to continue growing. If you want to keep the plant in the same container, it is good to take it out of the pot and trim the roots. When you put it back in its pot you should use fresh soil. This will help keep the plant healthier.

Repotting Guide

Step 1: Water
Lightly water plant to help the root ball and soil slide out more easily.

Step 2: Remove
Flip the pot on its side and gently pull it away from the plant. Tap the pot on a counter to help release the plant from the pot.

Step 3: Clean
Clean the pot with hot soapy water to get rid of any diseases.

Step 4: Add
Add soil to the bottom of the pot and ensure the root ball is at least 1/2” from the bottom.

Step 5: Position
Place the plant in the pot and make sure it is centered and sitting up straight.

Step 6: Fill
Add potting soil around the plant in layers, pressing it down with your fingers until firm. Do not plant deeper than before.

Step 7: Water
Water your newly potted plant well until the water runs out the bottom.

Step 8: Trim
Add potting soil around the plant in layers, pressing it down with your fingers until firm. Do not plant deeper than before.

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