When to Water Pothos After Repotting? Pothos Post Re-Potting Care Guide

Have you re-poted your pothos plant and want to know whether to water it now or wait for a few days? If so, then you are in the right place. This article will help you understand precisely when and how to water your pothos after re-poting.

Re-poting is one of the best techniques for stimulating plant growth and health. However, if you don’t know the exact actions to take before and after re-poting, you may not get the best results out of this technique. This article will show you how re-poting your pothos can help you grow a beautiful yet healthy plant and what to do to succeed in this process.

When to Water Pothos After Repotting?

Watering your pothos immediately after repotting is unnecessary, especially if the potting mix is already wet. However, if the new soil is dry, you should water the plant after repotting. In fact, watering after repotting will help the roots to adjust and settle in their new soil.

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Repotting a pothos plant

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How Do You Care for Pothos After Repotting?

After repotting your pothos, place them in a spot with plenty of sunlight. This will allow the plant to recover from being repotted. Also, be sure that the pot you have chosen is big enough to fit all of your plant’s roots, and don’t forget to provide a drainage hole in the bottom of the pot.

You can also mist your plant every day to keep it healthy. Be careful when spraying, as the fine mist will soak through your plants’ leaves and cause damage.

You can also apply a liquid fertilizer around the plant’s roots to keep them healthy.

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Why Should You Repot Your Pothos?

Repotting is one of the most important things you can do for your pothos. The main reason why repotting should be done regularly (every two to three years) is to encourage healthy growth and give the roots enough space to grow comfortably. Furthermore, repotting also helps improve soil quality which means more nutrients for the roots.

A plant’s roots need space to grow and expand to survive. However, the plant will have difficulty absorbing enough water if the roots are crowded. When the roots are stressed, they do not absorb water efficiently, which slows down the plant’s growth.

Repotting will allow the roots to grow into a better environment where they can receive more water and nutrients.

Re-poting can also help fight some plant diseases like root rot. In fact, root rot is one of the most common problems that your pothos may face. This issue can often be resolved by repotting your plant into fresh, moist soil. When you do this, it will help to improve drainage and get rid of any excess moisture that may be causing the rot in the first place.

When you use re-poting to fight root rot, ensure that you remove the rotted section of the plant before planting it in the new soil.

Additionally, if you do not repot your pothos regularly, they will eventually become too big for their pot. In this case, pothos roots will not have enough space to branch out. As a result, they will become entangled.

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How Often Should I Re-Pot My Pothos?

A Pothos pothos plant getting repotted

You should repot your pothos every one to three years. In doing so, you will be able to give this plant the care that they deserve.

If you live in a warm climate or your plant is growing rapidly, you may need to repot it more often. On the other hand, if your plant is not growing rapidly, you can wait until the end of the third year to repot it.

The best time to repot pothos is anytime, but early spring is when most people like to start new plants and plant fresh flowers.

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How to Repot Your Pothos Step by Step as A Beginner?

Now that you know exactly what you should do after repotting your pothos, let me give you my step-by-step guide on how to repot your pothos safely and efficiently:

Step One: Choose the Right Pot

The first thing you need to do is choose the right pot for your plant. Make sure to pick one slightly bigger than the current pot with plenty of drainage holes.

Step Two: Remove the Plant from Its Current Pot

Once you have chosen the right pot, use a spoon or your hands to remove the plant from its current pot. Be careful not to damage the roots in the process.

Step Three: Trim the Roots

If the roots have grown too long, use sharp scissors to trim them. This will help your plant adapt better to its new pot.

Step Four: Add New Soil to The Pot

Once you have trimmed the roots, add fresh, nutrient-rich soil to your pot. Then, place the pothos in it and gently pack them down around the roots, so they are firmly planted.

Step Five: Water Your Pothos

Finally, water your pothos well using room temperature distilled water. Make sure you leave enough space at the top of the pot for the water to drain out.

You are now ready to enjoy your beautiful, healthy pothos!

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Repotting is necessary for the growth and health of your pothos plant. In this article, we have discussed when you should water your plant after repotting and how to care for it during the days following this process. We have also explained why repotting is essential and how often you should do it.

If you have just repotted your pothos and want to know when or how often to water it, then we hope this article has provided some answers. If you enjoyed reading this one, we are sure that you will find our following plant care tutorials helpful.

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Diana Cox

I'm Diana from thegardeningtalk.com. I love to spend my free time in my garden. It's a place where I can be creative, feel calm and learn new things about life. I started gardening when I was in elementary school and it became a passion of mine. Now I love to share my love of gardening with others by teaching classes and giving advice.

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