I have this guy. I bought it as Tahiti, has the exact same nursery pot (not that a nursery pot is all that telling...) and same dried out soil. I love this plant and it's one of the few that I haven't repotted, oddly. I repot nearly everything BUT as Gina said, my intuition guided me not to repot this one and I'm sure yours will guide you as well...wisdom from Gina
I have had this plant for a long time indoors and my conditions are different than yours but I can share what my plant likes. I didn't repot it, it lives on a high shelf in a northern facing window above my cooktop, so there is heat and often humidity too. I didn't think it would be sufficient light at first, but between my Kitchen lighting and the consistent light in the N facing window, it pretty much grows like a weed. I haven't given it anything to climb yet, but I plan to move it when my sunroom is finished. As for the dry crunchy soil, I left it. I put the whole plant in the sink and give it a room temp watering and leaf shower whenever the soil dries out. I think I water less than other indoor plant people, from what I've seen on the houseplants forum. My plant goes about every 7 to 10 days between watering. Any more than that and I notice a yellow leaf here and there and I don't like that. This photo is from January, but you get the idea. It's gown quite a bit since the weather has warmed.