Other potted tips
Most potted plants need repotting into a slightly larger pot every two to three years. This is known as ‘potting on’. Small, quick growing plants including seedlings and struck cuttings may need to be repotted several times before they are ready to be planted out into the garden.
If a plant is requiring extra water, the mix has slumped in the container or the plant is unstable and easy to topple over, it may be time to repot the plant into a larger pot. Usually plants only need to be transferred into a slightly larger pot to have enough space to grow.
If the plant is already in a large pot and not easily upgraded, remove the plant from the pot, lightly trim its roots and soak in a bucket of Seasol for a couple of hours to revitalise the plant. Renew the potting mix and repot the plant to restore its health and vigour.
If the plant is too large for this treatment, buy time by replenishing some of the potting mix. Do this without burying the stem or filling up all the space so it is hard to water the pot plant. Potting mix can also be revived with Seasol Potting Mix Booster.