Repotting Your Houseplants


 Burr it's cold outside!  As the 'Winter Blues' set in,  January and February is a great time for repotting your indoor plants.  Many houseplants need to be transplanted into larger containers every two years or so. Here are a few signs that tell you that it's time to get your hands dirty:

   *   When the roots can be seen growing out from the bottom or top of it's pot.

  1. Whitish or off-colored residue can be seen on the top of the soil or around the pot's base and saucer.  This is a sign of chlorine(from your water) and/or salt(from your fertilizer) building up.
  2. If brown spots appear in the middle of the leaves or at their tips and  no new growth has been observed for a long period of time.

Make sure you choose quality potting soil for your repotting job.  Beware of 'cheap' soils, in this case, you usually get what you pay for.  When replanting your houseplants, we recommend 'bumping' up just one pot size larger, and always provide drainage holes.  HAPPY GARDENING!