Transplating Large Indoor Plants



I have two large indoor plants that needed to be repotted. The Philodendron selloum was in a plastic nursery pot and I wanted to transfer it into a terra cotta planter. The Monstera deliciosa I thought was root bound and needed to be repotted, but as it turned out, it was not root bound. I ended up transplanting it anyway. I added fresh soil and now it can grow in this container for at least a few more years.

In this video I asked for help from my husband as I was slightly terrified at handling the large houseplant solo. It was helpful having him navigate the sprawling foliage.
I braved the Monstera by myself, and luckily all went well. Preparing before hand makes a huge difference when attempting to transfer a mature plant. The soil mixture I used was 1/2 potting soil ( peat moss, worm castings and perlite) 1/2 peat moss Late winter early spring is a great time to transfer larger plants as it gives them a full growing season to develop roots and push out new vegetation. Ideally transplanting outside is better to avoid the mess, but these plants are too big to get down the stairs!! Have a great week and Get Planted!

38 comments

  1. She's Beautiful 🌳
    Don't water b4 transplanting,
    Thanks for this great tip
    Getting ready to transfer a large mint plant into bigger pots
    You both look great 🌱👱
    Thanks for Sharing 😏

  2. Please! When you say “Look at that!” I (we) say, “Look at WHAT???” Your editing was choppy and we have no idea what you were talking about. Point to the area of your focus. We are watching your YT because we sincerely want to learn and apply your knowledge to our households so our plants will thrive! I value your knowledge and experiences. Good video but I want it to be great! More knowledge for me! One more thing – USE A HAIR TIE! Save your sophomoric hair flinging for that gorgeous stud muffin (smart, too!) of yours. Although he may also be weary of it, too. Really. Very annoying and distracting. Teach us more! You’re getting there. Thank you. ; }

  3. So i wanted to repot my syngonium white putterfly but it is just huge. Since it is about 20 years it started vining around the pot and I have no clue how to repot it. the pot is old and flimsy, it is absolutely heavy and i am just overwelmed. it has an even bigger dimension than thouse pots you used

  4. I would love to know how you built the plant stand!! I need more room for plants and I just ordered two from your site and don't know where they are going 😅

  5. This stress level reminds me of the last time I repotted my 4ft tall Euphorbia grandicornis that has 3 MASSIVE arms by myself. Trying not to stab myself or break off any growth was such a struggle.

  6. Can I divide my monstera by cutting down the middle. Or should I try to seperate the roots. Mine is in a 14 inch pot right now and severely root bound. Im not able to stick my finger in the soil. I cant tell if it's getting enough water. HELP

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