Repotting your indoor plants is important to keep them happy and healthy. While you shouldn't repot your plants all the time, there are several reasons why it might be time to give your plant a new home. We recommend you repot your plant when you first bring it home or when it looks like it's getting a bit too big for it's current pot (it's best to repot in late winter/early spring to prepare for lots of spring growth!). If you're plant is looking a bit sad and isn't growing very much, giving it a bit more room to stretch out and some fresh soil can sometimes help to bring it back to life too!
What you'll need
- Soil - we love using Plant Runner Truck's indoor plant soil but you can use any high quality potting mix. Different plants require different types of soil so have a chat to us if you're not quite sure which soil is right.
- Gloves (keep those fingernails dirt free!)
- A new pot - make sure it has a drainage hole
- Your plant
Repotting your indoor plant
- Make sure your pot has a proper drainage hole
- Pop a handful of soil in the bottom of your pot
- Take the plant that you want to repot and, if it's in a plastic grower's pot, give it a bit of a squeeze to help pop it out. If you're moving your plant from a more solid pot, carefully tip the pot on its side and gently ease the plant out. Hold the plant by the main stems and be careful not to yank or pull too hard - we don't want to damage anything!
- Give the roots a gentle massage to help get rid of the excess soil
- Place the plant in the new pot, then hold the plant in position while you fill up the pot with soil. Gently pat the soil down around the plant until it is covering the roots and the plant is in place.
- Water your plant and clean up any excess dirt.
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Not sure how to move your plant across to its new pot? Today Jay and Dee run us through the basics of repotting. All you need is a plant, some quality soil (we use @plantrunnertruck), a pot (with a drainage hole!!) and some gloves. As always, if you have any questions, slide into our DMs and we'll help you out 😏 Happy repotting! 🌱
And that's it! As long as you're careful with your plant, there's not too much that can go wrong. Your plant can take a few weeks to settle into it's new pot so it's best to be careful about your watering (both under and over watering can cause issues!) and to avoid fertiliser for a few weeks.