Re-potting houseplants

Posted by Jessie Jacobson on Feb 16th 2019

As the days get longer, our indoor plants start to wake up and grow with the increased sunlight. That means February, March and April are the best months to prune and re-pot our plant friends. Not all of them will need it, but if you have some that are getting too root bound, or too tall, or if existing containers aren't holding enough water, it might be time to give them a bigger home. As Jessie said, our plants are part of our families, and they thrive with love, care and good dirt. You'll need:
  • Long, shallow plastic bin (to catch excess soil)
  • Potting soil
  • Plastic or terra cotta pots with drain holes
  • Decorative container (if the decorative container has drain holes, you can plant right in it)
  • Pruning shears, if the plant needs pruning
  • Bamboo steaks or other wood stakes
  • Garden tape
  1. Gently pull the plant out of the old pot.
  2. Break up the root ball to "wake up" the roots.
  3. Add a few inches of soil to new pot.
  4. Place your plant in the new pot.
  5. Fill in soil around the plant.
Have any plant re-potting questions? Funny stories? Let us know in the comments.