Determine Need To Repot
A sure method to check if a plant needs to be repotted
is to turn it out of its current pot and examine the roots. If fresh root
tips are showing over the surface of the root ball, if root ball has advanced
to being a dense mat of roots, or if a thick spiral root has formed a
base, then it is time to repot.
When To Repot
The ideal time to repot a plant is at the beginning of
its growing season. A plant needs to be repotted during active growing
so that roots can quickly find their way into the fresh potting mixture
thus keeping the soil from becoming waterlogged and unhealthy.
How To Repot
- Plant should be moist -- not wet or dry.
- Choose a container that is only 1 to 3 sizes larger
than current pot. An excessive amount of new potting mixture can easily
become waterlogged and unhealthy. In most cases, there should be 1"
of new soil between the wall of the container and the root ball.
- To begin potting, place drainage material in the bottom
of a new pot. It is not necessary to use gravel, as this adds weight
to the container. Use a piece of clay pottery, fine netting, or screen
to keep soil from washing out of the pot.
- Set finished soil level. Place soil level ½"
to 1" below pot rim to allow for watering. To set plant at desired
level, form a base of soil for root ball. To produce base, pour and
firmly pack soil.
*NOTE: Make sure that the surface level of the root ball remains
as it was. Place additional soil on top only to cover exposed roots.
- Before placing plant in new pot, score side of root
ball and gently mash root ball to loosen the roots.
- Place plant with gently loosened root ball firmly on
soil base. Pack soil mixture gently (with fingers to remove air pockets
between root ball and container wall, being careful not to apply pressure
to the root ball.
recommend using our SUPERthrive vitamin-hormone supplement
as a safeguard against transplant shock. It's a great equalizer for
over or under watering. Use along with your favorite fertilizer. Add
1 drop/gallon of water.
- 4 oz concentrate
- 1 pint concentrate