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How To Re-pot A Plant?

Reporting the plant does not mean you are just changing the plant pot. You are changing its soil. New soil means more nutrients which can refresh our plant. If you love your old plant so you can re-pot it so it can grow properly. While re-poting the plant, take pot size no more than 2 for a table plant, and for a ground plant, take the pot size no more than four diameters larger because your plant wants a big room and nutrient soil. Your plant doesn’t want to live under the extra pressure of soil and water. A small plant +extra-large pot +more water + more soil can accidentally kill your plant. 

Usually, we should repot the plant after 8 to 10 months, depending on the plant’s growth. But some slow grower plants can live in the same pot for many years. You need to change the soil in their pots. The Spring season is the best time to grow new plants and also reporting old plants.

Signs To Repot Your Houseplant

  • The plant looks too big than a pot.
  • The roots are coming outward from the drainage hole.
  • Roots are pushing up the plant.
  • Plants grow slower than usual.
  • The plant becomes drier than average.
  • Water is standing on the top and not absorbed by the plant.
  • It’s been years to reporting it.

How To Re-pot A Plant


New Pot:  A pot that will be slightly larger than older and have a drainage hole.

Porous Sheet: you should cover the drainage hole with a porous sheet-like coffee paper.

New soil or potting mix: you need new nutrient soil while re-poting the plant so that your plant grows faster.

Towel: you need a handy little towel while gripping the plant from the old pot.

Gloves: use gardening gloves. It keeps the dust and soil out of your hands and nails.

Scissors or sharp knife: to cut the extra roots and crop the plant, you should keep a scissor or knife.

Watering can: after re-poting the plant, you need to water the plant by water can. 

Simple Steps To Re-pot The Plant

I chose a large pot

The reason for reporting your plant is the short old pot, so you select the new pot, which is about 2-inch more extensive than the old one. Make sure your new pot should be broader and more profound.  Your pot should have a drainage hole, so your plant doesn’t sit in water which causes rotting in a plant. 

Cover the drainage

Cover the hole with a coffee filter to allow the extra water to pass out and prevent soil from falling through it. 

If you are using a mud pot so soak it overnight because it absorbs the water, which can be drier to your plant. 

Layer soil in the pot

Before putting your plant in the soil, add a bottom layer of soil so plant roots can grow in new soil and plant have extra space to grow.

Watering the plant

Water your plant before changing the pot because it keeps it more healthy and refreshes the plant. 

Remove the plant from its old pot

Loosen the plant in the pot by putting or rotating it in different directions and tap the pot.

Turn the upside-down while keeping your hand on the top and allow the plant to lose. Use a knife to separate the pot and plant.

Cutting the extra roots

Cut the roots which are growing out from the root ball. It helps to grow the plant faster and refreshes the plant. After cutting the extra-long and unwanted roots plant is ready to grow outward. 

Keep the plant in the new pot

Keep the plant in the center of the pot and press it in its new home, add more soil, and water the plant so it settles with new soil.

 Now you decorate your pot which looks beautiful to everyone, and takes good care of your newly re-potted plant.

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