First we are going to discuss benefits of repotting a houseplant:
If you are in doubt about leaving your houseplant in the nursery pot, please don't do that. Repotting indoor plants has many advantages. Growers put their plants in small pots to reduce transport costs. But if the plant is no longer with the grower, it needs more space. In this article we will explain how to repot a houseplant.
When a houseplant is repotted, the plant's growth is stimulated. Some plants are very sensitive to repotting and quickly grow in size after repotting.
Larger water buffer
Easy to care houseplants are growing in popularity, so that care is less effort from your houseplant you can so that the house plant in a larger pot put the water buffer larger, so they do not so often pour need. The larger amount of soil will also absorb more water if you accidentally water too much. This is important as no water should collect at the bottom of the pot as this can lead to root rot.
If you use fresh potting soil when repotting, the houseplant will have enough nutrients for the next 6 weeks and you will not need to fertilize during this time.
The pot makes the plant
Repotting a houseplant in a plant pot is not only better for the plant but will also make the plant look a lot nicer. Most of the time, the original breeding pot is too small compared to the plant. The plant will attract more attention in a larger pot.
The roots of indoor plants also need air to keep them healthy. Fresh earth is often not so impressed and therefore allows more air to pass through. When repotting, the soil becomes loose again so that the houseplant can breathe again.
When to repot
It is best to repot a houseplant in spring. This time of year is most suitable because the plant gets energy again from the rising temperature and higher light intensity. This will help the houseplant to grow new roots.
If you bought a houseplant in winter, you can repot it immediately, but you should be careful not to damage the roots, as the plant will not recover as quickly.
You should actually repot flowering plants only after the flowering time, as repotting can be a shock for the plant. Repotting during the flowering period can greatly reduce the flowering period.
How to repot:
Choose a pot that is at least 20% larger than the last pot. A house plant in a nursery pot with a diameter of 27 cm, for example, needs a pot with a diameter of at least 32 cm.
The water level indicator should be the same height as the pot.
Fill the pot with soil until the root ball comes approx. 1 to 2 cm below the edge of the pot.
Remove the nursery pot.
Place the houseplant in the middle of the pot.
Fill the pot with the soil.
You can possibly cover the pot with decorative gravel or decorative moss.
Now you can control how much water the plant needs. Pour until the water level indicator starts moving. You shouldn't pour more than that because there shouldn't be any water under the pot.
Mrs. Joly’s Advice:
Recommended method: repotting in a closed plant pot with a water level indicator and
Repot into a plant pot without a drainage hole.
Advantage: modern pots, no chance of water on your floor, you can control the amount of water & solve the reason.
Many people love to grow roses in their gardens but most of them are afraid of pruning. It might seem a difficult job but if you are aware of its basics then pruning won't be an intimidating task for you. In this blog we are going to discuss three easy steps, so you can prune your roses without any difficulty.
Why pruning roses is important?
Before learning how to prune roses we must be aware of it's benefits. Pruning is a process of
trimming and cleaning the plant to make it more productive. We prune roses to remove parts of
the plant that we don't want. This helps in better circulation and growth of the plant. This keeps
the plant healthy and improves the flowering.
Pruning is not as difficult as you think. It might sound daunting but you can excel pruning by doing it more often. Just follow these easy steps and you can easily prune your beautiful rose plant.
There are three major things in the entire process:
In the first place you should remove all extra leaves. This will be helpful for you in seeing the
entire plant without any hindrance. This will also help in removing Pests that might be hiding in
the foliage. After removing the remaining leaves, start cutting the dead branches. Roses
branches are green, if you can see brown branches in your plant, cut them down. This will help
in the better growth of the plant.
We need branches that are going upward so we need to take out branches that are crossing
each other. By taking them out, the plant will grow upward without crossing branches that might
attract Pests and diseases. If you witness any weak growth remove it. So the plant can be
healthier and better.
After pruning the branches we need prune by cutting out ward growing branches in a direction
that will result in the buds growing outward.
After completing the entire process make sure to clean the surrounding and underneath area.
This cleaning will prevent the plant from pests and other little insects.
Roses need fertilizers and nourishment for their perfect growth. If you want them to bloom and
look beautiful, you need to take care of their water and food.
Mrs. Joly’s Advice: