How to re-pot a plant - Tips for repotting plants



How to Repot a Plant

Repot a Plant
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Learn the best way to successfully move soil, roots and leaves to a bigger pot

Repot a Plant
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Whether your plant's roots are growing out of the drainage holes, or they're overwhelming the soil, those are clear indications that it's time to move it to a bigger pot. But if you're not careful, you could damage those stems. From using the right soil, to (carefully) replanting, here's how to safely move your plant from one home to another.

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Step 1

One to two days before repotting, water the plant well—the roots can break off if you remove the plant when the soil is dry. Ask a salesperson at the garden center which potting soil is best for your plant, since it may require a speci

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Step 2

If your pot does not have drainage holes, carefully drill two or three 1/4- to 1/2-inch holes into the bottom using a power drill. (If using a plastic pot, you can poke holes with an awl.) Place a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot,

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Step 3

Turn the potted plant upside down, holding one hand on the pot's bottom and the other palm on the soil with the plant stem between your fingers. Pull off the pot while wiggling the plant down into your hand (you may have to run a butter

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Step 4

Place the plant in the middle of the new container and check to see that the soil line will be about 1 inch below the pot rim. If the plant is sitting too low, pull it out and add more soil to the bottom until you get the correct level.






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