Once you decide that your plant needs repotting, take these precautions to ensure a smooth transition.
- Plants newly bought from nursery should not be repotted at least a week or two.
- Water the plant the day before you plan to repot.
- Repot in evening hours to prevent shock during the day time.
- Select a container that is only one pot size larger than the current pot and has drainage holes.
- Choose a lightweight, well-draining soil to avoid compaction and drainage problems.
- Tease the roots before transplanting it into the new pot to encourage new root growth in the new soil.
- After securing the plant in the new pot, water thoroughly to drain away from the drainage hole.
- Keep the newly repotted plant in shade as direct light can stress your plant.
- Do not fertilize your newly repotted plant for at least a month.
- If your plant is tightly bound to the pot, use a knife and move it around the pot from inside to help separate the plant and the pot.
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