Who doesn’t like getting new things? Finding pretty new pots is one of my favorite things. Why? Because with new pots, means that I will be either re-potting current plants (which is always such a wonderful feeling watching your babies grow), or finding new additions to the family!
Below I will cover the following:
How I prepare my pots to be new homes
How I prepare my plants to be re-potted
Step 1: Prepare your new pots…
To avoid unwanted bacteria , I wash my pots with warm water and soap. Scrub off any dirt . Rinse thoroughly and pat dry . This is especially important if your reusing planters.
Step 2: Lightly water plant
I lightly water my plant to loosen the roots to make for an easy transition .
Step 3: Remove plant
I lightly loosen my plant from its plastic planter and turn it on its side . I pull the plant from the root gently, avoiding the stems. Make sure you don’t pull or yank off the stems of the plant. Once removed from the pot, I “tickle” the roots to loosen the dirt. Once I place my plant into the pot I add more soil to fill in the gaps and I pat it down solid.
Step 4: Water your Plant
I then spray water once complete to set it in. Since I don’t drill holes in my pots, I do not over water my friends and I make sure to feed them every 2-3 days. I try to give my plants at least a couple of hours of sun time. For my low light plants, I’ll rotate them every other day so they can take turns by the window. This helps to dry the soil and keep my babies happy.
Say hello to my new additions. Except for the Jade Plant. He has been a part of the family for over a year now and keeps growing.
Aren’t they just beautiful? Hopefully this was helpful and will inspire you to find some pretty pots and start planting! Let me know if you have any questions!
Stay tuned for next time; Tips on Keeping Your Plants Healthy and Happy.