1. Choose a slightly larger pot.
If youâ€™re repotting your plant into a new pot, choose a pot that is 1 to 2 inches larger in diameter and 1 to 2 inches deeper than the plantâ€™s current pot.
2. Choose a pot with drainage holes.
When youâ€™re selecting a new pot, make sure it has drainage holes to allow excess water to drain.
3. Cover the drainage holes.
Cover the drainage holes with something that will allow water to pass through, like a paper towel or small-sized stone.
5. Put a few inches of soil in the new pot.
Youâ€™ll need a base of soil under the plant so the roots have something to grow into. Donâ€™t overfill the pot.
6. Remove the plant from its current pot without disturbing the root ball.
7. Place plant in new pot.
As you place the plant into its new pot, center it by looking down on it from above and making sure itâ€™s not closer to any one side of the pot than the others.
9. Fill the pot with soil.
Once youâ€™ve placed the plant in the new pot, youâ€™ll want to put soil into the pot around the rootball. Donâ€™t overfill the pot - the soil line should be about 1â€ below the top of the pot.
10. Water the plant.
Once your plant is in its new pot and youâ€™ve filled the pot with soil, water the plant.Â