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Apr 10, 2018 9:10 AM CST
Utrecht, the Netherlands
A few weeks ago I bought my first Monstera, and I am very excited to see it grow! So far things are going well, the leaves are opening up nicely and there a couple new ones on the way. I am wondering though, is it smart to repot it now already? That way it has a lot of room to grow and I won't have to disturb it during the summer. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

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Apr 10, 2018 11:50 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
It looks like your Monstera could be repotted at any time now; not urgent, but okay now or in the next couple of monthe. A larger pot will not make it grow more and it can be repotted at any time of year. When you do repot, use a pot only one size larger and peat-based soilless potting mix with some added perlite. Add enough potting mix to the bottom of the new pot so that the top of the rootball is about a half-inch below the rim of the pot. Do not add potting mix to the top of the rootball.
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Apr 12, 2018 7:28 AM CST
Utrecht, the Netherlands
Glad to hear I have some time before I have to repot this little Monstera, but I will be sure to get to it within the next two months. That potting mixture with perlite is going to be a bit tricky to find perhaps, but I will do my best. I have high hopes for this plant, so whatever it needs Smiling My thanks again for all the good information Will, you are very much helping me keep my plants alive and happy!
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Apr 12, 2018 1:48 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Happy to help. You can make your own potting mix by mixing together 4 parts of plain peat moss and one part perlite. Very easy and it will be bug and disease free, unlike many bagged potting mixes.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
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