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The Ultimate Guide to Repotting Your Indoor Plants

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One of questions our customers always seem to ask is, How do I repot my indoor plants?

So we’ve teamed up with The Plantsman to create The Ultimate Guide to Repotting Your Indoor Plants.

It should tell you everything you need to know about repotting your indoor plants and making sure they are happy in their new homes.

If you have any questions feel free to get in touch, we’re always happy to help. We will keep adding answers to any questions we get, to this article, so it will be a constantly growing Ultimate Guide – The perfect digital plant!

When Should Your Repot Your Plant?

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

There are also a few clear signs that your plant needs a new house:

  • 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

What Do You Need To Repot Your Plant?

  • A new plant pot
  • Fresh potting soil
  • Scissors or a sharp knife
  • Water
  • Indoor Plant Food

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How to Repot Your Indoor Plant

Repotting your indoor plants is a lot easier than it looks. We’ve broken it down to a few simple steps:

  • Buy a New Pot – Just a little bigger than your old one
  • Pop in Some Soil – To get you new plant pot ready for your plant
  • Flip Your Plant – Turn it upside down to separate your old plant from its plant pot
  • Trim Old Root – Use your scissors to remove any roots growing outside of the root ball
  • It’s Moving Time – Slip your old plant into its new plant pot!
  • Pour in Soil – Fill your new plant pot with fresh soil. Ensure it is compressed to remove air gaps in the soil
  • Feeding Time – Water your plant with some indoor plant food to ease the transition & give your plant all of the essential nutrients it needs

Popular Questions About Repotting Plants

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.

What Are The White Balls in Potting Soil?

Ahh! This is Perlite, it’s actually naturally occurring volcanic glass. It’s used in potting soil to improve the access to oxygen for the roots of your plant, it is also used to allow the water to drain easily through your soil. Both of these are vital to growing happy & healthy plants.

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