How often do I need to repot my plant?

A healthy plant should be repotted every 12 to 18 months. Repotting gives your plant more room to grow and fresh new nutrients to feed it.

If you don’t want to move your plant into a larger pot, it is still beneficial to replace your plant’s soil, as it will eventually break down and compact around the plants root, blocking air and preventing drainage.

Signs it's time to repot your plant




Roots are poking out of the drainage holes at the bottom or becoming visible in the surface soil.


Your plant looks like it's outgrown its current pot and is wobbly.

Your plant seems to be growing slower than normal or is top heavy.

Your plant starts to dry out quicker than usual, post watering.


Get yourself a nursery pot that is 1-2” bigger than the current pot, with drainage holes at the bottom

Fill the bottom third of your new pot with fresh potting soil

Remove the plant from the old pot by gently tapping on the sides and bottom of the pot (tip: water the plant a few days before repotting, as it will be easier to work with moist soil)

Prune away any dead or extra-long roots, and gently untangle the roots with your hands. This allows the plant to breathe. You should also remove some of the old potting mix around your plant

Place the plant in the center of the new pot and add fresh soil all around. Make sure to pat down as you go, removing any air pockets. Do not fill to the top as it might be harder to water

Give the plant a good watering in its new pot to make sure it’s fully hydrated. You won’t need to fertilize your plant for approximately 6 weeks after repotting, as it’s getting its nutrients from the new soil and is adjusting to its new home