Repotting of House Plants

Repotting of House Plants.

 You have several options For Repotting as follows

  •   Repot in a Bigger Pot.
  •   Repot in the Same Pot with Fresh Soil.
  •   Refresh the Top Layer of Soil.

 Needed Tools to Repot Plants

 

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 Tools 

Trowel, gloves, scissors, and a clean sharp knife.

Potting Soil

Choose  good quality potting mix  according to type of plant.

 Pots 

Choose pots that have drainage holes in the bottom .

How to Repot Plants

Water Plant

Lightly water your plant to help loose soil & plant should more easily out of the pot.

Remove Plant

Remove your plant from the pot by carefully without damaging to the roots. Be careful not to yank or break the main stems of the plant!

                                  

Prune Roots

When moving your plant to a larger pot, begin by inspecting the roots and soil. If the soil is in good shape, try to disturb it as little as possible. If the roots are tightly coiled, use your fingers or a sharp knife to loosen or gently slice them so they can spread out, trimming away any really long ends. Cut away any rotten or dead roots.

                             

 Clean Pot

Clean the pot with hot soapy water to get rid of disease causing microorganisms and insect larvae.

Add Soil  & Position Plant

If the soil drains well, it’s not necessary to put gravel in the bottom of the pot. Make a small mound of soil in the pot for your plant to sit on.

Place the plant in the pot and settle it on the soil. Look at it from all sides to make sure it’s centered and sitting up straight. 

Add potting soil around the plant in layers, pressing it down with your fingers until firm. Don’t bury your plant deeper than it was before!

  

Water Plant

Water your newly potted plant well until the water runs out the bottom. I like to sit the plant in the sink or bathtub and give it a good drink, making sure the soil gets evenly moist while the excess water drains away. This is also a good time to spritz or wipe down the foliage to remove dust and potting soil.

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