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Tips for Repotting a Plant

by Team Tamron


The tools you’ll need:

  • a spade or digger( I actually use an old ice cream spoon)
  • gardening gloves
  • a bag of fresh soil
  • a new planter
  • fresh can of water


  1. Then, gently take your hands and squeeze the sides of the pot together to loosen up the soil.
  2. Grab the base of your plant’s trunk or branches and gently lift the plant out of its nursery pot. Once you have it out, take it and place it over top of your new pot. Before placing it inside of the pot you’re going to want to take one hand and gradually break up the roots and soil, separating the roots so that they are no longer bound together.
  3. Take your spade and` place a few scoops of fresh soil into your new pot. Spreading it evenly at the bottom of the pot, at least 2 to 3 inches in height. Depending on the size of the pot the ratio of soil to pot should be 1 to 3.
  4. Place your plant into its new pot. Add fresh soil all around the pot until you reach at least an inch or two to the top of your pot. Again this all depends on the size of your new pot. I don’t like to fill the entire pot with dirt all the way to the top because I want to make sure that there’s always room for adding more dirt in the future once the roots grow.
  5. Then take your watering can and gradually pour water around the edges of the soil slowly allowing the water to seep down into the soil making sure it reaches all of the roots. Once you notice water trickling out into the base tray that’s a sure sign that you have giving your plant enough water. If your base tray fills up with water wait about 15 to 30 minutes and then left your pot off of this base tray and discard the extra water.


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