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  1. Some of my houseplants need a little TLC – I fed and watered them this weekend but there are a few that need to be repotted. I usually wait until the weather is a little warmer to bring them out to my garden cottage for repotting. Oh, and a coffee filter in the bottom over the hole works to keep the soil in the pot, I do that for my outside plants also!

  2. I repot house plants all the time and use pretty much the same methods as you do, though I try to look for pots that have the drainage hole already. IKEA has these bags of little round balls for pot drainage. They look terra-cotta, but they’re lightweight. They’re inexpensive, too. I bought a couple of bags last summer. A little go a long way.

  3. The miracle, magical powder that TASTE of FRANCE mentions above is called rooting hormone and my jar is ‘ROOTONE’ by Shultz.
    “Faster, healthier rootings from cuttings, with fungicide for control of seeding diseases – hazards to humans and domestic animals.”
    You just dip your cuttings into the powder in the jar after removing all lower leaves or flowers, making sure at least one node is covered, tap off any excess powder. Plant in a hole in your medium that you made larger than the cutting stem so none of the powder is scraped off while planting, then firm the medium around the cutting and tap down. Keep moist for 3 to 5 weeks or until rooted.
    I have to say it works every time I use it.

    1. I use cinnamon. Much cheaper! Here is an article to read about it…Cinnamon as rooting agent. Cinnamon as a rooting agent is as useful as willow water or hormone rooting powder. A single application to the stem when you plant the cutting will stimulate root growth in almost every plant variety. Give your cuttings a quick start with the help of cinnamon powder.Jan 12, 2018

  4. Your plants look very healthy, where is a good place to buy indoor plants?

    1. I tend to buy from the same nursery where I get my indoor plants. My daughter and I went there Saturday. It is quiet and peaceful, as opposed to big box stores. I buy their potting mix too.

  5. I have a giant cactus that I received from my hubby when our daughter was born. It was thumb size then and now it is about four feet tall and thorny. My daughter is 43 tomorrow, so it has been growing that long. It needs reporting, but I don’t have a clue how to protect myself and it during reporting. Any advice?

      1. Read it and will undertake repotting. May wait until weather is warmer and do it outside. Nervous, feel like I am undertaking surgery on my daughter.Silly notion, but there none-the-less.

  6. For me, this is a timely post! I have several houseplants that need to be re-potted. This coming week, I will head to the garden store for some potting soil. I am going to try your method; your houseplants look beautiful and healthy.

  7. Interesting!
    I don’t do much for cleaning pots or pot shards (and also use the for drainage at the bottom of pots). I figure germs are good germs.
    My grandma had 10 green thumbs. Amazing. HUGE garden that fed several families. A “root cellar,” which was one of the scariest places I’d ever been, under the basement, smelling of onions and potatoes stored for winter. But the safest of safe places, being a hole under a hole, if a tornado came through.
    Anyway, she had some kind of miracle powder she would put on cuttings to make them grow roots. It was truly magical. I still have some, and even though it’s 20 years old now (and has been to three countries) it still works.

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