How to Repot a Houseplant

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September 11, 2017
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Houseplants can be an everyday fixture in our homes. Over the days and months, it becomes part of our routine to water them regularly and pluck off the occasional brown leaf. In return, they reward us with their good looks and fresh, clean air. But if your houseplant has grown in the same soil for years on end, then it’s probably time for a fresh start.

Besides giving your plant some room to grow, repotting has other benefits:

  • Removes salts and minerals that build up in the soil from water and fertilizers.
  • It’s the only remedy for soil that has become hard and compacted over time.
  • Adds air space in the soil and allows water to drain more freely.
  • Fresh soil adds organic matter that nourishes the plant.
  • A chance to give your plant a fresh look with a fun, new container.
  • Discourages diseases and mold that can develop in stagnant soil over time.

Step-by-step instructions for repotting a houseplant:

Once your houseplant is repotted, it should flourish once again! For ways to extend the blooming time of your flowering indoor plants, check out our Top 10 Tips – Caring for Flowering Indoor Plants.

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