A plant may require occasional replanting for a myriad of reasons to result in a healthier plant. With the
If you notice the following signs with your plant, it is time to
- Roots are pushing the plant up or growing through the drainage hole at the bottom.
The plantis flourishing slowly than normal.
- The plant dries out more speedily than usual.
- There is mineral and salt build up on the plant or planter.
Usually, plants need to be
Now you’re aware of when to
What You Need
- Your plants, of course
- Old newspaper for easy cleanup.
- Fresh soil
- Spray bottle for watering
- Water your plant intensively before you plan to
- Moisten the new soil if you feel it is dry.
- Hold your plant gently by its stems and hold the bottom of its existing container until the plant slides out.
- Loosen the roots with your hand and trim out any that is extra long.
- Withdraw almost 1/3 of the old potting mix and then pour a fresh layer of pre-moistened soil.
- Gently, set the plant on the top of the mix. Make sure it is centred. Add more potting mix around the plant. Don’t overdo it, leave some space for the roots to breathe.
- Also, avoid piling soil all the way up to the top of the pot because it will make water rush off the sides of the pot.
- Leave the soil line an inch from the top. Water it and let it drain.
It is necessary to be careful when moving the plant. Try to get as many roots as possible when digging plants. Make sure the roots have adequate soil so that plant can stay protected during the move. Be sure to provide your plant plenty of water for at least a few days following.
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