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6 Quick Tips when Repotting Plants

Keep your greens healthy with these reminders

Photography: Mark Francis Jesalva

Adding more plants to your garden is fun and exciting! More plants can give your home a relaxing and fresh touch. If you've recently bought a couple of plants from suppliers, most likely they are placed in black plastic containers.

It's best to repot them into charming containers that can liven up your garden and entire home. Repot your plants properly with the help of these easy hints:

Keep it clean

No matter how much of a neat freak you are, you’re bound to scatter some soil. So lay down some newspapers before getting to work to make cleaning a breeze.

Prepare the new pot

Place some new soil in the new pot, filling about a third of the container.

Don’t disturb the roots

Try to transfer your plant with as little disturbance as possible to the roots; use a trowel to dig up as much as of the soil as you can get. Try wetting the soil so that it doesn’t easily fall off the roots when you move the plant.

Lay it down gently

Gently place the plant and the old soil into the new pot.

Fill the new pot with soil

When you fill the pot, make sure that you stop about an inch from the rim. This is so soil and water won’t spill out when you water the plant.

Don’t expose it to extreme conditions

 Allow a couple of days before exposing the plant to prolonged sunlight. The transfer may have given it a bit of a shock.

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