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Hoe moet je een kamerplant verpotten?

How do you repot a houseplant?

Are you ready to upgrade your houseplants like Monstera and Calathea? Below you will find everything you need to know to give them the perfect new start, with extra attention to the correct composition of the potting soil.

Ideal Time for Transplanting

Jump in during early spring! That's the perfect time to repot your plants, just before the growth spurt they go through in the summer.

Importance of a Good Inner Pot

An inner pot with drainage holes is essential for the health of your plant:

  • Root Health: Prevents water build-up and protects against root rot.
  • Flexibility: Makes it easy to move your plants.
  • Pot protection: Keeps your outdoor pots nice and clean.

The Perfect Potting Soil

Choosing the right soil is crucial. A moist, well-drained soil is essential for tropical plants. We recommend choosing high-quality, peat-free potting soil. These soil types are not only better for your plants, but also for the environment:

  • Rich, Nutrient-Rich Mix: Mix potting soil with peat moss and perlite for optimal growing conditions. The mix must be nutrient-rich to properly support your plants.
  • Peat-Free: Choose a sustainable option without peat to reduce the impact on peatlands.

Repotting: Step by Step

  1. Choose the Right Pot: A pot that is just a few inches larger than the current one will promote growth without overwhelming.

  2. Move the Plant Carefully: Carefully remove your plant from the old pot, trying to disturb the roots as little as possible.

  3. Inspect and Treat the Roots: Trim dead roots and remove as much of the old soil as possible if you encounter any bugs or flies. Use neem oil to lightly spray the roots and tackle pests.

  4. Planting in New Pot: Start with a fresh layer of soil, place the plant and fill the edges with more of your rich soil mix.

  5. Watering and Settlement: Give a good watering to settle the soil around the roots.

Closing Tips

After repotting your tropical plants, place them in a place where they get enough light but are protected from direct sunlight. With these care tips you give your green friends the best chance for healthy growth and a beautiful appearance. Remember that love and attention are the key to thriving plant life. Have fun repotting!

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