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When a houseplant 's roots outgrow the container it is presently in, it is time to repot and greengate has a great selection of containers in every size. There are signs that a plant has outgrown its pot, such as roots covering the surface of the soil, and/or emerging from the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot. If a plant appears to have outgrown its container, turn the plant out of its pot. If soil falls away from the root-ball there is no need for repotting. Replace the plant and soil into its container and firm in. If, however, the root-ball stays intact and the soil appears full of roots, it is time to repot. Plants should be moved into a pot with good drainage just one size larger than their current one. Moving to a much larger pot may cause moisture retention problems. The best time of the year to repot a plant is the beginning of its growth period, which is spring for most plants.

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