repoting indoor plants. - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by weewoolf102
February 24, 2011
All plants have outgrown their pots. ie African violet, xmas cactus, shamrock plant

Answer from NGA
February 24, 2011


It's easy to repot houseplants. Simply choose pots that are the next size larger and fill them with moistened potting soil. Make a hole in the center to receive the rootmass of the plant, unpot the plant and set it in its new home. Gently tamp the potting soil around the sides of the rootmass, adding more potting soil as required. When they are repotted be sure to water them well to help settle the soil. When you're choosing new pots, be sure they have adequate drainage holes on the bottom and when you're filling the pots with potting soil and setting the plants inside, be sure to leave an inch or two of space between the top of the soil and the top of the pot - for ease in watering. Enjoy your houseplant collection.

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