Staying home this Easter break and looking for something to keep you busy? It’s a great time to get amongst your indoor plants and give them some extra TLC. The best time to repot your indoor plants is from Spring to Early Autumn, when the weather is warm enough to encourage fresh root and leaf growth.

If you’re new to plant parenthood, repotting can seem intimidating. We all understand the feeling that comes with taking on new parenting duties and wondering "What do I need?" But don't worry! repotting isn’t as complicated or IT-heavy like some might make it out to be—we're here for you every step along your journey as plant parent (whether beginner or pro).

We’ve taken out the guess work of what you will need when repotting your plants – repot your plants with the necessary tools in one convenient kit! Our Repotting Kit comes complete including Plant Parent approved potting mix, plastic nursery pots 3 different sizes, Bonsai Scissors for precision cutting roots or trimmings along with a Moisture Meter an bottle of Indoor Plant Food & Leaf Shine specifically formulated by our team here at The Good Plant Co.

Repotting kit for indoor plants 

 Let’s get to work – read on…

STEP 1 - Look For Signs

You’ll know its time for repotting when you notice roots creeping up along the top of the soil or are seeing roots growing through the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. This is a sign that your plant is root-bound and needs more space.
You can also tell your plant is getting tired of being in the same pot when it starts leaking water out through its drainage holes during watering. This means there isn't enough soil for roots to grab onto, so you should repot!

Once you’ve determined your plant needs repotting, here’s a video tutorial on how to repot your indoor plants.

STEP 2 - Take Plant Out

Gently remove your plant from its existing pot. This may require the removal of any roots that have grown through the drainage holes and some careful tapping, wriggling, and coaxing. Pull the plant out by grabbing the base of the stem. With your sharp Bonsai Scissors, cut back any dead, mushy, or discoloured roots.

Now is also a good opportunity to divide congested clumps of plants (eg. Chinese Money Plants, Sansevieria Hahnii, Philodendron Birkin or Spider Plant).

How to repot your indoor plant 

 

STEP 3 – Upsize Your Pot

Take your plastic pot up a size. Small to medium, medium to large etc. Fill the new pot (about a quarter full) with some of our premium potting mix. Our Repotting Kit contains 3 different size pots to ensure you have the right size on hand when needed. Place the plant in the centre of the new pot, positioning the top of its root ball a few centimetres below the top of the pot.

How to repot your indoor plant

STEP 4 – Fill, Compost & Feed

Take some more potting mix and fill around the side up to the top. If you’ve finished the potting mix, pop the bag in there too compost!

Water your plant thoroughly until the water flows freely from the bottom of the plant. Alternatively, if it is time to feed to your plant then use our Indoor Plant Food in this step. Finally, wipe over the leaves with our Leaf Shine and pop your plant back into its decorative pot and enjoy!

How to repot your indoor plant

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