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Repotting a Houseplant

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Did you receive a plant as a gift and want to repot it into something more sustainable, beautiful or functional? Repotting — or potting — a houseplant can be done easily, no matter what space you’re working in. Adding a houseplant to your home can make an apartment, townhome or house feel warmer and more colorful.

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Gently remove houseplant from container.

2

Loosen soil from around roots.

 

3

Trim roots with pruners or soil knife if necessary.

 

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Fill new pot with potting soil 2/3 full.

 

5

Place houseplant in center of container.

 

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Fill in around root ball with new potting soil.

Tip

Do not tamp or press down on soil.

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Water to saturate 3 times, waiting 20 minutes between waterings.

Congratulations! You did it! Sit back and enjoy your new lawn addition!

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