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How to Re-pot your Houseplants

March & April are the months I re-pot my tropicals. I have quite a few houseplants, well over 100 (it's an addiction, I know) so it takes a while to get them all transplanted. And I don't do all of them every year...I'd like to, but I don't.
Some rules of thumb (green thumb? haha) -
Only go up one pot size when re-potting.
Cover the drainage holes with broken clay pots or I use a coffee filter.
Use a good lightweight potting soil (never soil from your gardens!), and never use soil that comes with fertilizer in it.
Add micorrhiza to the soil and make sure the roots are in contact with it.
Never plant your plants deeper than the pots they start in.
Water well.
Do not use fertilizer for a few weeks after re-potting.
Use aspirin to help weak or stressed plants.
For the full story and more information, visit my blog. http://dewdropgardens.blogspot.ca/2013/04/how-to-re-pot-tropical-houseplants.html

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  • Lynne
    Lynne Detroit, MI
    on Apr 11, 2013

    i also have this addiction...thanks for the good information

  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    on Apr 11, 2013

    Happy Plants and Happy Gardener! This is a good way to help hold yourself back from planting too early out in the garden too, right, Debbie?

  • Robyn
    Robyn Phoenix, AZ
    on Apr 12, 2013

    very helpful

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Apr 12, 2013

    Thank you for these helpful tips!

  • Christine Vieau
    Christine Vieau Cottageville, SC
    on Apr 12, 2013

    I have so many house plants,my husband built me a green house last year. and its full already.

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