Spring is the perfect time of year to repot your houseplants, but first learn these tips to determine if they need to be rep0tted. Some plants can go years without putting them in new soil and enlarging the pot.
- Little or no new growth which occurs when roots become crowded. When plants are painfully rootboun, they may continue to produce new leaves, but they are small compared to the older ones.
- Roots are sneaking out of the pot. This may happen through the drainage holes or by pushing the plant upward. At this time, you may notice unusual yellowing of older leaves. Check the plant by pulling it out of pot to check because yellowing is also a symptom of too little fertilizer.
- Plant frequently falls over. This is because it has become top-heavy with foliage. If this occurs, transplant into a heavier pot or prune the plant.
- Plant is cronically thirsty. This happens even when it is regularly watered. This is caused by a overgrown root system.
- Salt deposits have form on the rim of the pot and surface of the soil.
- Check plants yearly for signs that they are in need of repotting