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Original Message Repotting
Unnecessary repotting is the single most common cause of plant problems. When a plant is moved to a larger pot, the added soil tends to hold onto the moisture for too long and the roots begin to rot.

If a plant can go for 3 days without water after a thorough watering, then there is not a good reason to repot.

The notion that plants need lots of room for their roots is a common myth. Stop repotting and you will have greater success with your plants.

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