Although the best time to repot plants is early Spring - before the growth season - we know plants are an essential part of home decor and seasonal decorating. If you plan to move your plants into fall-themed pots for the upcoming holidays, follow these simple repotting guidelines:
Tip: When changing planters, keep it the size the same or no more than 2” larger.
Supplies: newspaper for easy clean-up , potting soil & shovel, a watering can or makeshift water bottle, scissors (if pruning) , your plant, a planter (follow our pots & planters Pinterest board)
- Water thoroughly the day or two before
- Pre-moisten the new potting mix (because it's fall - skip the fertilizer)
- Turn plant upside down, hold gently by the stems and tap the bottom of the container until plant slides out - feel free to get those hands dirty and help!
- If root bound (roots growing in circles around plant), unbind roots and trim them back - or, if the plant is so root bound that it's difficult to unbind, you can use a box cutter to make a couple vertical slices through the roots.
- Remove 1/3 - 2/3 of the old potting mix (even if you're only repotting for aesthetic reasons)
- Pour a layer of new, pre-moistened potting mix into the planter
- Set plant in center of the planter, making sure it’s centered
- Add soil around the plant until it is secure – be sure not to press down too hard, you want the roots to have room to breath
- Even out mix, water well, let drain. Done!