Houseplants are becoming more and more popular to enhance the indoor space we live in. There are many different types of houseplants, but they all require similar care routines. Caring for houseplants correctly will give beautiful displays for many years. Repotting is not something that regularly needs to be done, but it is very important.
Why Repot Houseplants?
Ultimately, repotting houseplants will help them to flourish. This is because the compost in the pot contains nutrients, and these are absorbed by the plant, so over time the compost becomes depleted of the nutrients. Repotting will give the plant a much- needed nutrient boost.
Another reason for repotting houseplants is that at some point they will outgrow the pot they are in and become root bound. Repotting will mean that the plant has more space for root development.
When to Repot Houseplants?
The best time to repot a houseplant is in the spring. The regularity of repotting depends on the type of houseplant. However, these signs are key indicators for when it is time to repot:
- Small root fibres appearing through the holes in the bottom of the pot.
- The plant has stopped growing.
- The plant is looking a bit yellow in colour.