How to Transplant
Step 1
Use a pot that is one size bigger than the pot the plant is in.

Step 2
Get your potting medium ready.
  • Good potting medium is a half and half mixture of peat moss and perlite.
  • If the plant is from a dry or coastal area, add chunks of cinder or extra perlite.
  • If it is a wet forest species, add more peat moss or compost.
  • Be aware that peat moss is very acidic and certain plants react severely to acidity.
  • If the plant is to be planted into the ground later, make a mix of equal parts peat moss, perlite, and soil from the area in which the plant is to be planted.
  • Slow-release fertilizer can also be mixed into the potting medium.
Step 3
Begin re-potting.
  • Keep the plant stem at the same depth it was in the original pot.
  • Avoid putting the plant in too large a pot.
  • Mix potting medium and add slow-release fertilizer at this time.
  • Pre-wet the medium to keep dust down and lessen shock to the plant.
  • Put medium in bottom of pot.
  • Measure for the correct depth in the new pot.
    • Make sure there is one half to two inches from the top of the pot so the plant can get adequate water.
  • Try to stand the plant upright and center the stem in the middle of the pot.
Step 4
Keep it healthy.
  • Water the plant thoroughly after transplanting.
  • A vitamin B-1 transplanting solution can help to lessen the transplant shock.
  • Keep the plant in the same type of environment as it was before, sun or shade.
  • If roots were broken, trim off some of the leaves to compensate for the loss.