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House Plant Transplant from Pot to Pot

Updated on February 22, 2020

Most of the time, you need to report store purchased plants. They are usually quite successful at growing plants and the poor plants are root bound.

The old plant needs to be physically removed from old pot. The new pot needs to be prepared to receive the new plant. Rocks in bottom. Potting soil to raise plant. Plant in. Potting soil around roots. Water.

Once you have transplanted and watered, you may now wait to water again.

Basement Floor for Repotting

Down into the basement
Down into the basement
Down the hall
Down the hall
Clear area to work on
Clear area to work on

Rocks in Bottom for Drainage

New pot, at least inch bigger than old pot
New pot, at least inch bigger than old pot
Potting soil
Potting soil
Rocks
Rocks
Little granite chips
Little granite chips
Some in bottom of pot for water drainage.
Some in bottom of pot for water drainage.
Potting soil mix
Potting soil mix
Open
Open
Get newspaper for catching dirt
Get newspaper for catching dirt
Dirt in bottom of new pot
Dirt in bottom of new pot
Check depth of dirt by placing old pot inside of new pot
Check depth of dirt by placing old pot inside of new pot
Remove plant by holding plant and tipping pot sideways and pulling plant out
Remove plant by holding plant and tipping pot sideways and pulling plant out
These are the roots. The plant was rootbound.
These are the roots. The plant was rootbound.
Place plant in new pot
Place plant in new pot
Target area for new potting soil
Target area for new potting soil
Put dirt in container and dump into pot around sides of plant. Turn the pot and repeat until space is filled with new dirt
Put dirt in container and dump into pot around sides of plant. Turn the pot and repeat until space is filled with new dirt
Turn
Turn
More dirt
More dirt
More dirt
More dirt
Full.
Full.
Looks good, now needs some water.
Looks good, now needs some water.
See how old pot looks next to new pot
See how old pot looks next to new pot
Cool water into pot. Enough to moisten dirt
Cool water into pot. Enough to moisten dirt

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