When to Repot
Spring & summer are best. In climates with warmer winters, fall is fine. Plants rest in winter so I leave mine (both indoors & outdoors) be at this time.
How Often to Repot
I’d recommend researching the plant. Some like to grow tight in their pots like succulents, orchids, bromeliads & snake plants. They won’t need repotting as often.
Be sure to check the “Reasons to Repot” down below. This will give you an idea as to what factors come into play when determining if your plant needs it.
I live in Tucson, AZ & my houseplants grow like crazy when the weather warms. Some I repot every 2 & others won’t need it for 5-7 years. Succulents & smaller cacti don’t have an extensive root system so they don’t need repotting often.
If your plant isn’t growing that much (ie it’s a houseplant in low light), then it won’t need repotting very often.
When it comes to shrubs, trees & perennials, it depends on the plant & the size pot it’s growing in. If the root balls are too crowded (the roots will start wrapping around themselves) & don’t have room to spread out, the plant will eventually show signs of stress.