Timing is Everything
The best time to repot your plant is in the spring because it will have all season to get cozy in its new home! Only repot your houseplants once a year at most so that they can settle in and grow for the whole season.
What are the Signs?
Your plant will tell you when it needs a new home by lifting out of the pot, growing roots through the drainage holes, drinking water faster than usual, or slowing its growth and starting to look unhealthy. Even if your plant seems to be doing alright, some fresh soil is a good idea every year or two.
Repotting is Important!
Your plant needs more room as it grows, just like kids need bigger shoes as they grow. A bigger pot means more room with more soil and more nutrients.
Some plants prefer a tighter fit in their pot, including:
- African Violets
- Peace Lily
- Spider Plants
- Succulents & Cacti
How to Repot
Gently ease your plant out of its current home, loosening any bound roots. Set it gently in a new pot that is 1-2 inches wider than its original pot, with a layer of soil at the bottom. Bury your plant in soil up to the base of the stems and water it well.
I Repotted, Now What?
After you’ve moved your plant to a new home, put it in its usual summer spot with optimal growing conditions so it can soak up the sun and have a great summer.
If you need any help with repotting, reach out to us at Ted Lare! We have a great selection of products and expert staff to make your repotting easy.