Asked on Jun 20, 2019

How do I transplant my houseplants?

TheHoneycombHomeFaith Provencher | Design FixationPamela


My plants need to be placed in larger pots. What works best and what type pots work best

4 answers
  • Little Sprouts Learning
    on Jun 20, 2019

    Any pot works fine, it's best to use a good quality fresh soil for houseplants for the extra soil you'll need to make sure your plants get plenty of nutrients. Just find a larger pot, all soil to the bottom, take your plant out of it's present pot all in one with the soil if you can by turning it over and holding on to the plant between your fingers and shaking the whole thing loose at once. Then place it in the pot and add soil around it and lightly pat it down. Then water it well. Make sure your new pot has drainage holes. If you use terra cotta, you'll have to water more often, but they are still great for growing.

  • Pamela
    on Jun 20, 2019

    Hi ! I prefer to use ceramic or terra cotta planters . Pick a pot larger than you have it in , it is good to have drainage holes in the bottom , along with a pan to place under it . If the pot doesn't have any holes put an inch and a half of rock in the bottom , I do this even if there is a hole , too ! Place fresh potting soil in the pot about halfway ,

    Then carefully remove your plant from its current pot and put into the new lot , then fill in the gaps around the side with more fresh soil , as well as around the base of the plant , then water .

  • I don't think the pot itself should matter all that much as long as it's a bit deeper than the pot that the plant was in before. I like using moisture control soil so if you're watering schedule isn't consistent, it shouldn't matter as much.

  • TheHoneycombHome
    on Jun 26, 2019

    One tip is to go one size up, don't go from a small pot to a very large one.

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