Bedding plants

Repotting plants in 8 steps


The new pot must always be a little bigger

Repotting plants wants to be learned, but can be made easier with a few tips. Especially in autumn, some plants should be given new soil or a larger pot.

  1. Before you start, you should be sure that the plant has to be repotted, otherwise you would probably only be harmed.
  2. The pot should be a little bigger and should already be filled with a drainage layer, so that about a tenth of the pot is covered with it.
  3. Then you push the actual plant carefully and slowly out of its previous pot. It can help if you hit the floor with the palm of your hand so that it comes loose.
  4. Then the roots should be cleared of the soil and dead roots can generally be removed.
  5. Then place the root ball in the middle of the new pot and fill up the soil. However, the roots must have enough space on all sides, including downwards.
  6. The edges of the pots can then be filled with soil and then lightly pressed down.
  7. The plant then returns to its old location and needs to be watered on. So the earth can also lie between the roots, so that no voids are created.
  8. The plant should be fertilized again about four weeks after repotting. The common potting soil already contains fertilizer that is sufficient for the first few weeks.