Re-Potting Your Plant Friends

One of my dreams is to live in a house surrounded by a large assortment of big, purifying, vibrant plants. After moving into our new home, we slowly started accumulating plants--both big and small--to start turning that dream into a reality. Mark is the one with a green thumb in our family; he's the patient and nurturing one who usually tends to the plants. Slowly but surely I'm learning from him, and trying to get into it all as well; it's such a rewarding and almost meditative practice to work with plants. The other day, I was about to re-pot a few of our new plant friends, and seeing as I've had a few people ask about the process, I thought I would document it and share the super simple steps. There isn't much to it, so there isn't a whole lot to explain, but if you've never done it before, a few visual aids might help the process along.

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• Start by picking out your plants! I've learned a little interesting bit of information since starting our plant collection. You know how everyone says "oh just buy some succulents, they're so easy to keep alive!" I am living proof that this is a false statement; I think we've killed every succulent we've ever owned. I was always under the impression that regular "adult plants" were harder to take care of, but for us it's proving to be the exact opposite. As long as your plants are happy with where they're placed in your home, they're going to thrive!

• While you're picking out your plants, don't forget to pick out your pots if you don't already have some at home. Both of these plants, as well as the amazing grey + white concrete pot were bought at Plant in Inglewood.

• Grab your soil and start by putting some in the base of your pot; there's no exact right amount, so just start filling it up!

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• Gently remove your new plant from it's temporary holder and remove some of the excess soil, being careful not to damage the root system. You don't need to remove all of the soil, just some of the excess.

• Place the plant into it's new pot and adjust the dirt accordingly; you might have to add some or take some out.

• Top off the plant with even more soil and loosely pat it in around the base of the plant and you're all finished!

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Questions? Leave them below! Curious as to where you can get plants + pots? My first suggestion is always Plant in Inglewood, just because of how magical that shop is. Otherwise, I would suggest heading to Home Depot as they have a large variety of plants out (especially at this time of year). You could also check out IKEA if you want to get a cheap plant to start out with; they're quality isn't always the best, but often times you can luck out with some great ones from there!