How to Care for Plants

Should I Repot My Indoor Plant?

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Does it feel like your plant has stopped growing? Have you had it for more than 12 months? Can you see its roots starting to creep above the soil or outside the bottom of it’s planter? 

If the answer is yes to any of these, your plant probably needs to be repotted!

How Do I Know When to Repot My Indoor Plant?

There are a couple of tell-tales that let you know that your plant is screaming out to be repotted:

  • The roots are starting to show above the soil
  • The roots are starting to grow through the bottom of your planter pot
  • Your plant is starting to grow slower than it normally does
  • Your plant is starting to fall over easily and looks a little top heavy
  • The top of your plant is starting to look huge compared to its planter pit

How Often Should I Repot My Indoor Plant?

We normally recommend that you repot your indoor plant every 12 to 18 months.

When is The Best Time to Repot My Indoor Plant?

Early spring is usually the best time to repot your indoor plant every year. This is just before the start of their growth season!

How Big Should My New Plant Pot Be?

We recommend that your new plant pot is no bigger than 13cm wider than your current plant pot as the roots of your plant will need to grow downwards, before your plant can grow above the surface of the soil.

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