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Video:How to Repot a Plant

with Gretchen Siegchrist

Plants are growing things, so they occasionally outgrow their homes. Learn how to repot a plant, allowing it to stay healthy and grow even larger.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Repot a Plant

Hi, I'm Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Home, and I'm going to show you how to repot a plant.

Why Repot a Plant?

Plants are growing things after all, and occasionally they will outgrow their containers. By transferring them to a different container, you will let your plant be even healthier and grow even larger.

Supplies Needed to Repot a Plant

For this project you will need:
  • your plant
  • a new pot for it
  • some potting soil
  • some water

Prepare the Soil

We will start by preparing the potting soil. Add some water and mix it with your hands so that the soil is evenly moist throughout. Take a little bit of this soil mixture and add it to the bottom of the new pot.

Remove the Plant

Now, let us remove the plant from its old pot. Just give it a little tap on the bottom if you have a hard time getting it out.

Repot the Plant

Now, we will place the plant in the center of the new pot and add some soil around it. You want about half an inch between the soil and the top rim of the pot. Now, add some water so that the soil is moist throughout, and your plant is good to grow.

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