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How To Repot A Plant

Repotting a plant can be a great way to give it a fresh start, provide it with more space to grow, or address any issues with its current pot or soil. While repotting can seem intimidating, it's actually a fairly simple process that can be done with just a few supplies and a little bit of care. Here's how to repot a plant:

  1. Choose a new pot that is slightly larger than the current one. It should have drainage holes in the bottom to prevent excess water from accumulating in the soil.

  2. Gather your supplies, including potting soil, a trowel or spoon, and any additional materials you may need, such as rooting hormone or slow-release fertilisers.

  3. Remove the plant from its current pot. Gently loosen the soil around the edges of the pot and gently lift the plant out, being careful not to damage the roots. Gently squeezing the nursery pot can help to ease out the roots and old potting mix.

  4. Inspect the roots of the plant. If they are densely packed or seem to be circling around the root ball, gently loosen and spread them out before placing the plant in the new pot.

  5. Place the plant in the new pot, making sure it is centred and at the same depth it was previously planted. If the plant is taller than the pot, you may need to trim the top of the plant slightly to ensure it fits.

  6. Fill in around the plant with potting soil, gently tamping it down to remove any air pockets.

  7. Water the plant thoroughly, making sure to saturate the soil.

  8. Place the plant in a location that is appropriate for its needs, such as a sunny windowsill or a shady corner.

With a little bit of care and attention, repotting a plant can be a simple and rewarding task that helps it thrive. AND...repotting a plant can make such a difference visually! We've often fallen back in love with plants we've lost interest in after a repot. Remember to choose the right pot and soil for your plant's needs, and to be gentle when handling the roots to avoid damaging them. Check out our YouTube video demonstrating a variety of plant types being repotted and talking through some issues you may have in the process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6oKZlFzDbY

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