Houseplant Care Series: Repotting Posted on October 29, 2019 Is your plant drying out every few days? Has it stopped growing completely? It may be time for a new container! Check the roots of the plant by GENTLY removing its existing pot. You can tell if the plant needs repotting if the roots are: 1) crowded, 2) growing together, OR 3) circling the pot. The new container should be 2-4 inches larger in diameter than the original. Here’s how you repot: – Loosen the plant roots carefully but thoroughly. – Set the plant into the new pot so that the base of the plant (where plant meets soil) is at least one inch below the rim, and then add soil all around it. – Make sure not to add soil above the base of the plant. – Water thoroughly.