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How to repot a Monstera Peru

Is your Monstera Peru outgrowing it’s current pot? Here’s a complete guide on how to repot a Monstera Peru!
Monstera Peru is a super popular houseplant with gorgeous big, textured green leaves.

They are pretty simple plants to care for, but they do occasionally need to be repotted.

Repotting is an essential aspect of houseplant care that plays a crucial role in ensuring the health, vitality, and optimal growth of your Monstera Peru.

In this post, we will walk you through the process of repotting step by step, while also highlighting the signs that indicate the need for repotting, suitable potting mixtures, and best practices to ensure a successful transition.

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Why should you repot your monstera?

Just like humans outgrow their clothes, plants outgrow their containers. Recognizing the signs that your Monstera is ready for a new home and understanding the right techniques to repot it can make a significant difference in its overall well-being.

Repotting provides several benefits, including ample space for root growth, improved nutrient absorption, and better drainage to prevent water logging.

Repotting your Monstera Peru might seem like a daunting task, but fear not! With our expert guidance and tips, you’ll gain the confidence and knowledge to undertake this important journey towards your plant’s continued health and thriving growth.

So, let’s dive in and learn everything you need to know about repotting your beloved Monstera Peru plant.

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How to repot a monstera peru plant

Here’s what you need to know about when to repot your monstera peru and the steps to take to repot it properly.

Signs that Indicate the Need for Repotting

The most common signs that your monstera is ready to be repotted include:

  • rootbound in pot
  • poor drainage
  • slowed growth

You can inspect the roots of your plant to see if it is rootbound. a rootbound plant will seem like it’s bursting from the pot, often the roots grow down and out the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot.

If this is the cae, you definitely want to repot.

Otherwise, if the soil seems very hard or stuck together like a big block, or the plant is jus not growing much, it can usually be good to repot into a pot 1-2 inches larger with fresh, nutrient-dense soil.

Choosing the Right Potting Mix

It is important to choose a suitable potting mix for Monstera Peru plants. The ideal potting mix will have good drainage, aeration, and moisture-retention properties. The best potting mixtures for Monstera Peru include a well-draining mixture of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark.

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Repotting Process: Step-by-Step Guide

Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide on how to repot a Monstera Peru plant:

  1. Gather the necessary materials:
    • A new pot that is one size larger than the current pot (preferably with drainage holes)
    • Fresh potting mix suitable for Monstera Peru plants
    • A trowel or garden spade
    • A watering can or spray bottle filled with water
    • Optional: gloves for protection
  2. Prepare the new pot:
    • Ensure the new pot has sufficient drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
    • Fill the new pot with a layer of fresh potting mix, enough to support the root ball of your Monstera Peru.
  3. Water the Monstera Peru:
    • Before repotting, water your Monstera Peru thoroughly to hydrate the roots and make it easier to remove from the current pot.
  4. Remove the plant from the current pot:
    • Gently turn the pot upside down and support the base of the plant with one hand.
    • Tap the bottom of the pot or squeeze the sides to loosen the root ball.
    • Carefully lift the plant out of the pot, holding the base of the stem.
  5. Inspect the root system:
    • Examine the roots for any signs of root rot, mushiness, or damage. Trim off any dead or unhealthy roots with clean scissors or pruning shears.
  6. Loosen the root ball:
    • Using your fingers or a small tool like a trowel, gently loosen the root ball by lightly teasing apart the roots at the edges. This will encourage new root growth in the fresh potting mix.
  7. Place the plant in the new pot:
    • Position the Monstera Peru in the center of the new pot, ensuring it sits at the same depth as it did in the previous pot.
    • Adjust the potting mix underneath the root ball to achieve the desired height.
  8. Fill the pot with fresh potting mix:
    • Begin filling the remaining space around the root ball with fresh potting mix.
    • Gently press the potting mix down to eliminate any air pockets but avoid compacting it too tightly.
  9. Water the newly potted plant:
    • After repotting, thoroughly water the plant to settle the potting mix and provide hydration to the roots.
    • Allow the excess water to drain out through the drainage holes.
  10. Provide post-repotting care:
    • Place the repotted Monstera Peru in a suitable location with the right amount of light, avoiding direct sunlight.
    • Avoid fertilizing the plant immediately after repotting, as it may stress the roots.
    • Monitor the plant closely in the following weeks, ensuring it receives proper care and adjusting watering as needed.
Yield: 1 repotted monstera peru

How to repot a monstera peru

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Here's how easy it is to repot a monstera peru houseplant!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Difficulty easy

Materials

  • Monstera Peru plant
  • Fresh potting mix suitable for Monstera Peru plants

Tools

  • A new pot that is one size larger than the current pot (preferably with drainage holes)
  • A trowel or garden spade
  • A watering can or spray bottle filled with water
  • Optional: gloves for protection

Instructions

  1. Ensure the new pot has sufficient drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
  2. Fill the new pot with a layer of fresh potting mix, enough to support the root ball of your Monstera Peru.
  3. Gently turn the pot upside down and support the base of the plant with one hand. Tap the bottom of the pot or squeeze the sides to loosen the root ball. Carefully lift the plant out of the pot, holding the base of the stem.
  4. Using your fingers or a small tool like a trowel, gently loosen the root ball by lightly teasing apart the roots at the edges. This will encourage new root growth in the fresh potting mix.
  5. Position the Monstera Peru in the center of the new pot, ensuring it sits at the same depth as it did in the previous pot.
  6. Begin filling the remaining space around the root ball with fresh potting mix. Gently press the potting mix down to eliminate any air pockets but avoid compacting it too tightly.
  7. After repotting, thoroughly water the plant to settle the potting mix and provide hydration to the roots. Allow the excess water to drain out through the drainage holes.
  8. Place the repotted Monstera Peru in a suitable location with the right amount of light, avoiding direct sunlight.
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Aftercare and Transplant Shock Mitigation

Repotting a plant can be a traumatic experience and many plants go into transplant shock after being repotted.

Make sure that you give your plant the best possible watering, lighting, and temperature after repotting them.

Oftentimes newly repotted plants need extra humidity, so running a humidifier can be beneficial.

Be sure to monitor the plant’s health and growth in the days and weeks following repotting, and make adjustments if it starts having any common problems.

Repotting your Monstera Peru can be super important to its overall health and growth. These guidelines should help to make it a smooth process!

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