How to repot houseplants correctly

There are houseplants that will outgrow their containers every so often. When this happens you will have to repot them into a larger area so that they can continue to grow in the proper way that you want them to. You will have to make sure that you are doing it correctly so that you are not putting the houseplants in danger.

You will want to make sure that you are thoroughly watering the houseplants before you are transporting them. You will also want to gather up the supplies that you are going to need so that you can properly repot the plants with no problems. Things that you will need are newspaper to protect the work area, potting mix, pot, and gloves if you need. You will want to moisten the potting mix before you start to handle it.

Potting soil is hart to wet once it is in the pot. Loose up the plant by running a knife around the edge of the pot and slip the plant out. You will then want to center the houseplant in the pot that you are planting it in. Do not use stones or any other type of item to drain the soil. You want to keep this area clear so that the plant can have the proper drainage.

You will then want to make the soil tight with your fingers pressing the soil around the plant. Do not press too hard or you may damage the plant. You will then want to water the plant well so that it can start to make this new pot its home. You will want to make sure that you are checking on the plant to ensure that it is doing well growing in this new living space.

After you see that the houseplant is doing well, you can then begin to prune it back as needed. You will want to continue maintaining the plant to make sure that it has what it needs to survive. If you are not sure, you can do some research on the type of houseplant that you have so that it is getting the proper care that it is in need of.

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