Any plant lover becomes anxious at the thought of repotting their favourite plants, however, learning to re-pot is much easier than one may imagine. Depending on the growth, flowers and other plants need to be repotted after every 12 to 18 months. The plants usually sprout into growth during the spring season and just before that is the best time to repot your plants. Here are some signs that may indicate that your plant needs repotting
- If you spot roots growing out of the bottom of the planter or the roots are grown so much that they push the plant out of the planter
- If you observe that the plant growth has become slow
- The plant is drying out
- There are salt or mineral deposits on the plant parts or planter
You will need several items for repotting. For a plant lover, repotting essentials can also make for a good gift. Some of the items that you may need for repotting are listed below.
- A new planter
- Some fresh potting mix
- The plant that is to be potted
- If there is no drainage hole in your planter, you may need lava rocks or any similar rocks
Now, let’s have a look at the simple steps that you can follow to re-pot your plants without much hassle:
- First of all, take the plant out of its current pot by tilting the pot sideways and tapping on the bottom by holding on to its stems or leaves gently. You may have to tug gently to ease out the plant.
- Now, you need to loosen the roots of the plant and give them a trim if needed.
- You will need to remove some of the potting mix (one-third or more). This is because the growth of your plant deprived the mix of the nutrients and a fresh mix is needed. You will need to pour a fresh layer of potting soil into the planter and tap it so that any air may be removed. If your planter does not have a drainage hole, the bottom needs to be lined with some sort of rocks or gravel.
- On the top of the fresh potting mix, set your plant, centre it, and add the rest of the potting mix around it to secure it into its place.
- Water your plant well and enjoy cause you did well!
With these easy and simple tips and tricks, you can easily re-pot your indoor plants in case you want to spice up your décor or your plant is overgrown from its pot. Make sure you chose the best possible home for your beloved house plants and indoor flowers.
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