How to repot indoor plants without transplant shock

How to repot indoor plants without transplant shock

As your indoor plants grow, the moment will come when they are simply getting too big for their pots. It’s time to repot your indoor plants. But how does that work? Is it the same as planting, only with a bigger plant? And how do you prevent the plant from suffering problems with water uptake, known as transplant shock? Let’s get into it.

What is transplant shock?

Transplant shock is a biological process. Your plant experiences it after being repotted. It basically means that your newly repotted plant can’t take up enough water through its roots. It’s effectively water stress. Transplant shock can be caused by incorrect planting. Frequently, plants being repotted don’t have very big root systems. Damaging or disturbing these less developed root systems too much during repotting can definitely cause transplant shock.

How do you recognise transplant shock?

The first sign that your plant is in transplant shock is leaf scorch. This means the edges of the leaves will start yellowing or turning brown. As the problem gets worse, the leaves may start curling or rolling up. Basically, the plant is letting the leaves die because it doesn’t have the water too support them.

How to avoid transplant shock

You can never totally prevent stressing the plant during repotting or losing roots along the way. But you can limit this stress. There are a couple of ways to prevent transplant shock.

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