>> Thursday, March 3, 2011
I was in the store today where I bought some pretty glazed pots and soil so I could repot some of my house plants into larger containers. When I checked out, the cashier mentioned that she had plants she knew needed to be put into bigger pots but she wasn't sure how to do it.
It's really pretty easy. First off, I assume you have a plant in need of a larger home. If you plant has stopped growing or if you can see roots poking out, it's time to upgrade.
When shopping for your new pot, make sure you only go up 1 size. Also, make sure that there is an adequate drainage hole in the bottom of the pot.
When you get your pots home, scrub them with hot water to get them good and clean. While they're drying, you should water the plants that are ready to be repotted and let the water drain out of them fully. (Wait 20-30 minutes)
In the bottom of each pot, place a single layer of small rocks or gravel (I used some clean beach stones that I've had accumulating in jars in my studio)