Spring is here! This means flowers are blossoming and trees leaves are growing back to their lively green. My boyfriend decided that a fun way to celebrate spring would be to re-pot some of his plants that have outgrown their pots. Pictured below are his 3 plant babies that we re-potted together.
Sorry for the lack of visuals, but here are some basic steps to re-potting your plants into larger pots.
1) Lightly water your plant to help the root ball and soil slide more easily out of the pot
2) Remove plant
3) Prune roots: prune any rotten or dead roots
4) Clean your new pot
5) Add soil, if your pot doesn’t have a hole to drain excess water be sure to add gravel to the bottom of your pot before adding soil. Make a small mound of soil for your plant to sit on. Make sure the root ball of your plant is at least 1/2″ below the rim of the pot so it won’t overflow when you water it.
6) Add potting soil around the plant in layers pressing it down with your fingers. Be sure not to bury your plant deeper than it’s already sitting!