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Melinda's Garden Moment: Transplanting Houseplants


MADISON (WKOW) -- People aren't the only ones who outgrow their surroundings. Plants often need to be moved into bigger pots.

Stunted growth, roots growing out of the drainage holes and water running right through the pot are just a few clues your houseplants may need a bigger container.

Making the move is easier than you'd think. First, select a container with drainage holes and only one size bigger than the existing pot. Making the leap to a pot too large can lead to root rot.

Gently loosen or slice through any girdling roots to encourage them to grow into the surrounding soil. Use fresh potting mix and set the plant in the pot so it is growing at the same depth it was before. Water thoroughly to remove air pockets; adjust your watering schedule as needed.



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