How Do I Know The Right Time To Repot Houseplant?
Repot houseplant is must to do or we can say, it’s the routine for taking care our plants. You can detect if your houseplant needs to be repotted in a number of ways. One or more of the following may be present:
- The drainage hole has a lot of roots coming out of it.
- At the surface, there is no more soil. Instead, you’ll come across a thick layer of roots.
- The rootball is all in one piece when you take the plant out of its pot, and there doesn’t appear to be much soil remaining.
- Your plant may appear to be out of proportion to its container. You may have also observed that it has slowed down or begun to deteriorate.
- Despite frequent watering, you may discover that your soil is drying out quickly.
- If you can’t recall when you last repotted your houseplant, it’s probably time!
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What Time Of Year Should I Repot Houseplant?
Repot houseplant should not be done in the middle of the winter or when the houseplant isn’t actively developing, according to common opinion. I’ll go ahead and say that I only agree in part. There’s nothing wrong with repotting a houseplant in the dead of winter. It’s not ideal, but I’ve done it when I’ve felt like it or when there’s been a potting emergency! If the situation isn’t critical, though, it’s probably best to wait until the plant resumes active development in the spring. Some individuals are afraid that if they repot during the wrong month, the plant may self-destruct!
How To Repot Houseplant?
Finally, we’ve arrived! When it comes to repot houseplant, you have a lot of alternatives. Which type of container should you use? Is it terra cotta? Is that a plastic pot? Ceramic that has been glazed? Let’s see more below.
Choosing A New Pot
Determine the sort of pot to use based on your plant’s growing requirements. If you have a water-loving plant, planting it in a terra-cotta pot may not be the best decision. It’ll be completely dry in no time. Conversely, if you have a plant that needs to dry out more, planting it in a plastic container may not be a smart choice, especially if you water it frequently, terra cotta pots may be a suitable choice if you have a habit of overwatering.
Take Your Houseplants Out From Old Pots
Next step to repot houseplant. If you gently pull the plant upwards, depending on its size and other variables, it may come out of the pot. If the rootball won’t come out easily, I’ll occasionally use a knife to slide around the inside of the pot to loosen it. If there are a lot of matted roots coming out of the drainage hole at the bottom of the container, you may just need to chop them off to get the plant out. Don’t be concerned about removing the roots, especially if the houseplant is in good health. It will live and forgive you for what you have done to it.
Place The Plant In Pot
The next step is to add a broken piece of clay pot at the bottom of the new pot to conceal the drainage hole. A mesh screen is used by some people. Whatever you pick, it will assist keep the dirt in the pot from escaping when you water it. Place a small amount of dirt in the bottom of the pot after you’ve covered the drainage hole. Then, in the new container, insert the plant that you removed from the old one.
You’ll want to make sure the plant is planted at about the same depth as it was previously. Also, the soil line should be a little lower than the top of the real pot. This creates a reservoir, preventing soil from being washed away when you water.
The last thing after repot houseplant is water your plants. Some people will water a plant a bit at a time and do so on a regular basis. This is not something I advise. As a general rule, it’s better to soak the soil fully and waterless regularly than to apply little amounts of water frequently.
After reading this article, I hope you feel more confident with repotting, and happy repotting!
Hello! I'm Gita. I decided to be a part-time gardener cause my Mom always 'talk with plants' every weekend.
Gardening is so much fun! We try a lot to make our plants always healthy, and from that experiment, we will know what is the best treatment for each plant. And the last thing, gardening just does not allow one to grow old mentally.