The Q&A Archives: How To Care For A Plant

Question: I have a Paper White plant and I would like how to care for it. It has already bloomed, and now it is still growing. And also is it true that you should not re-pot a plant in the winter? I have a couple of plant the really needs to be repotted and a friend told me not to re-pot them now, I should wait until summer.

Answer: Unfortunately, paper whites do not usually perform well once they have been forced to bloom. Usually they won't bloom again under home conditions and so are better discarded.

It is usually better to repot houseplants just as they come into their spring growth spurt or just after that, in early summer. If they are severely potbound and wilting daily as a result for instance, then it is probably better to repot now than wait.

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