How To Repot A Plant

In 5 Easy Steps 

A plant that’s bursting at the seams with dirt rising up and out the sides should be repotted as soon as possible because it’s outgrown its existing nursery pot. You want that baby to grow big right? Well re-potting will do the trick, since it now has more room to grow and fresh nutrients to feed it! 

  1.   Buy suitable compost & a larger nursery pot  
  •    Tropical plants like multi purpose potting mixture and cacti/succulents like soil which has more perlite & sand. You can buy cacti and succulent specific potting mix easily. Buy a nursery pot which is 2-4cm bigger than your current nursery pot. You can usually find the dimensions of the nursery pot on the bottom of the container. 

 

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A plant that’s bursting at the seams with dirt rising up and out the sides should be repotted as soon as possible because it’s outgrown its existing nursery pot. You want that baby to grow big right? Well re-potting will do the trick, since it now has more room to grow and fresh nutrients to feed it! 
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1. Buy suitable compost & a larger nursery pot.  

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Tropical plants like multi purpose potting mixture and cacti/succulents like soil which has more perlite & sand. You can buy cacti and succulent specific potting mix easily. Buy a nursery pot which is 2-4cm bigger than your current nursery pot. You can usually find the dimensions of the nursery pot on the bottom of the container. 


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2. Fill the bottom 1/4 of the new pot with soil. 

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Best to put some newspaper down on the floor so you catch any loose soil and protect your interior! 
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3. Remove the plant from its' old pot & aerate the rootball.

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Skim off the top soil, prune the rootball and untangle old roots. This allows the plant to aerate and breathe! 

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      4. Place the plant in its' new pot and add fresh soil.

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      Patting down as you go, making sure you fill the nursery pot with soil right to the top. 
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      5. Water the plant in its' new pot thoroughly & do not fertilise it! 

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      Water the soil evenly and gently, making sure every root is hydrated, nourished and given attention! Make sure you allow the soil time to absorb the first batch of water before being bombarded with the next! You don't want to drown your plant! It's also recommended not to fertilise your plant for 1 month after repotting, since your plant is in shock having been moved from its' original home. Best to let it settle for a while. 

      And you're done. Ever so simple!  
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