How to Pot Up a Root Bound Houseplant
At some point that adorable little houseplant you brought home is going to need an upgrade to a larger pot. It’s very easy to do but there are a few things you should know to ensure your plant is happy in its new pot.
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How do I know my plant is root bound?
The best way to tell is to take a look. Loosen the soil of the plant from the sides of the pot and gently turn the pot on its side to slide the plant and it’s root ball out. If there is more roots than soil and they are winding around the plant… then it’s root bound.
Other signs will include wilting leaves and water that just runs through the pot without being taken up by the plant.
One of the most important things to note when re-potting your houseplants is to be mindful of the soil they are going to live in for the next few years.
Make sure that you are using a high quality potting mix like PRO-MIX Premium Potting Soil.
I’ve been using this brand for years and some of my plants are 16 years old! Indoor tropicals can’t look for nutrients when they are trapped in a pot.
The PRO-MIX premium potting soil is perfect for potting up indoor plants because it contains MycoActive, coir and will continually feed for up to 9 months so your plants will get what they need while they settle into their new home.
MycoActive is mother natures way of helping plants grow healthy. Mycorrhizae is a fungus that attaches it’s self to the roots of plants and through this relationship, the plant provides carbohydrates to the fungus through it’s ability to photosynthesis and the fungus assists the plants in it’s uptake of nutrients and water.
Coir is coconut fiber which works like peat moss in retaining moisture… but even better because coconut fiber is a renewable resource unlike the peat bogs that are not.
To see how easy it is to pot up a tropical indoor houseplant… check out the video below!
Check out the selection of houseplants and tropicals at Art’s Nursery, they have a huge selection!
‘Think Outside the Pot!’
I am very happy to announce that Sow and Dipity has partnered with some amazing brands this year. As a rule, I will only promote products I believe in and that match my set of values. In exchange for the generous samples they send me, I am proud to demonstrate them to you.