Repotting 101

Pro Tip: Plants need to be repotted every 12-18 months depending on their rate of growth. During the spring or growing season, is the best time to re-pot your houseplants!

 

Signs it's time to REPOT:

  • Roots are growing out of the bottom of the pot
  • plant is growing slower than normal
  • Plant is top heavy, or leaning towards one side.
  • plant dries out more quickly with frequent watering
  • salt and mineral build up on the pot

How to Repot:

  1. Remove plant from the old pot - turn your plant sideways and hold it CAREFULLY by the stems or leaves and pull the plant out.
  2. Loosen Roots- Be careful when you do this, as your plant may go into shock.
  3. Remove old potting mix- take out about one third of the of soil and add fresh soil.
  4. Add the plant back in- make sure there is soil at the bottom of the plant.
  5. Water and enjoy! ( a freshly repotted plant with new soil does not need fertilizing)