HOUSEPLANTS: REPOT, REFERTILIZE AND STEP UP THE WATERING!

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As days lengthen, your houseplants will start putting on new growth, signaling the start of the growing season. This means you might want to

  • repot them into a larger size container
  • resume fertilizing them
  • begin increasing slowly the amount of water you give them

Remember: Never let potted plants sit in water-filled saucers. The water saturating the soil in the pots will prevent oxygen from reaching their roots, increasing the danger of root suffocation and root rot. Always dump out collected water from beneath your pots as soon as you notice it.

TJ’s TIP: Take a couple strips of wood and place them in the saucer to raise the pot, so it’s not sitting in water.