Spring is Springing! Now is the perfect time to repot your houseplants and encourage big new growth.
Spring is in the air in Providence and we could not be more excited. As the days start to get longer and the sun is a little higher in the sky, now is the perfect time to get your hands a little dirty and optimize your houseplants.
One of the best things you can do to encourage new growth is repot your plant. If you’ve had a little baby indoor plant sitting in a pot for over a year and it’s been a growing member of your indoor garden, now is the time to bump it up a pot size and really get it growing some more! If you have never repotted a plant before, follow along as I give a step-by-step breakdown of repotting my money tree. It’s fun, easy, and takes about 15 minutes!
REPOTTING MY MONEY TREE: STEP-BY-STEP
Step 1: Take one last picture of your plant in its current pot and thank the pot for its year(s) of service, providing a lovely home for your houseplant and adding beauty to your indoor garden. In this case, I bought this money tree less than two years ago and put it in this red pot immediately. It’s grown at least 10 inches and became quite bushy in that time.
Step 2: Make sure you have the right pot ready to go. I had to repot my Chinese Evergreen so I could use the Evergreen’s pot for my Money Tree. The red pot for my Money Tree will likely be the new home for my Aloe Vera. And on and on the cycle of growing plants goes
Step 3: Remove your house plant from it’s current pot. Grab by the base of the trunk, and gently tug while you push against the pot. It may need some jiggling, but you should be able to pull the plant right out of the pot. Roots, dirt, and all.
Step 4: Make sure there’s a well established rootball holding all the dirt together. This is a good sign that your plant is ready to be bumped up a size
Step 5: Put some damp potting soil on the bottom of the new pot, about 2-3 inches. Place the root system of the plant into the new pot and fill in the remaining space with potting soil.
Step 6: Water thoroughly, until it’s overflowing into the yard. Let sit for a bit then bring back inside! Your new plant is ready to get growing!
As always, feel free to stop by our shop on the east side of Providence anytime for your daily dose of houseplant and flower needs!