Repotting 101: How To Stop Killing Your House Plants
We do a lot of potting and repotting here at the office. Plants typically need to be repotted every year to 18 months. A common misconception is that it's simply about choosing a cute, new pot, when the purpose is really changing a plant's soil or potting mix. This is obviously great news if you love your planter.
On the other hand, if you're looking to splurge on a new one, or you're changing up a room's decor, make sure to choose a planter of similar size or no more than two inches smaller or larger.
Although we recommend repotting every year to year and a half, here are a few telltale signs that's it's time for your green friends to move:
-Roots start growing through the bottom drainage hole.
-Roots push the plant up and out of the planter.
-Growth is unusually slow.
-The plant becomes top heavy and even falls over.
-The plant and soil dry out more quickly than usual.
-There's noticeable salt and mineral build up on the greenery or the planter.