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Wanneer kamerplanten verplanten: Een gids voor een groenere thuisoases

When to Transplant Houseplants: A Guide to Greener Home Oases

Houseplants are not only beautiful additions to our interior, but they can also contribute to a healthier living environment and improve our well-being. However, as they grow, they may need more space and nutrients. This is where the importance of transplanting houseplants comes into play. In this blog post, we'll discover when and how to best transplant your beloved green companions to ensure they thrive and beautify your home.

When should you transplant houseplants?

  1. When the plant becomes overgrown: Houseplants need plenty of room for their roots to grow and absorb nutrients. If you see roots starting to grow out of the pot's drainage holes or if the plant becomes excessively large in relation to the pot, it's time to transplant.

  2. When the soil is depleted: Over time, the nutrients in the potting soil become depleted. If your plant looks weak, is not growing well, or develops yellowish leaves, this may be a sign that it is time to transplant the plant and replenish fresh nutrients.

  3. If the roots are twisted: In some cases, the roots of houseplants can develop into a dense, tangled mass in the pot. This can hinder the growth of the plant and may be an indication that the plant needs to be repotted.

The right time to transplant houseplants is usually in the spring or early summer season. At this time the plants are active in their growth and have the best chance to adapt to their new environment.

How to transplant houseplants

Step 1: Choose the right pot size Select a new pot that is approximately 2-4 centimeters larger than the plant's current pot. A pot that is too large can cause the soil to remain moist for too long, which can cause root rot.

Step 2: Prepare the New Pot Make sure the new pot is clean and that there are drainage holes at the bottom to allow excess water to drain.

Step 3: Carefully remove the plant Carefully remove the plant from the old pot. If necessary, gently tap the bottom of the pot or lightly squeeze the sides to loosen the roots.

Step 4: Examine the Roots Inspect the plant's roots and cut off any damaged, rotten or dense roots with clean, sharp scissors.

Step 5: Place the plant in the new pot. Place a layer of fresh potting soil in the new pot and place the plant on top. Fill the rest of the pot with potting soil and press gently to remove any air spaces.

Step 6: Water and care After transplanting, water the plant generously and give it a few weeks to acclimatize to its new pot.


Transplanting houseplants is an essential step to promote their health and growth. By transplanting at the right times and using the right techniques, you can ensure your green companions thrive and transform your home into a lush oasis of plant splendor. So, observe your houseplants carefully and, if necessary, give them a new home, so that they can continue to delight you with their beauty and positive effects on your living space for a long time!

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