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Even if you weren’t a plant person before the pandemic, you might have some greenery around you – so at least you had something alive to interact with. part of the attraction of living plants is taking care of something and watching it grow. But what happens when it grows out of its original pot or planter? OK, that’s easy: you exchange it. But how do you know when it’s time to repot your plant? Here’s what you need to know.
Signs that it is time to repot your plant
In general, you should repot young plants that tend to grow quickly every six months to a yearand more mature plants every few years. But it takes more than a calendar to know when it’s time to move your houseplant to a new home.
“There are a lot of things to consider other than how long it’s been” Julie Bawden-Davis, the master gardener behind it Healthy houseplants recently told Good + good. “There are plants that can stay in pots for years without repotting, and they actually do better when they are in the same pots for long periods of time. There are other plants that need repotting much more often. “
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Here are four signs it is time to repot your plant: by Bawden-Davis::
- Roots will grow from the drainage holes in the bottom of the plant’s current pot.
- The plant is clearly too big for its pot. Ideally, the ratio is two thirds of the plant height to one third of the pot.
- A bunch of leaves on the plant will turn yellow at the same time, which could be a sign that there isn’t enough soil for the roots.
- The plant suddenly loses a lot of leaves.
If you notice any or all of these things, Here is our guide repot a plant.