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March 8, 2022
Want to learn how to repot your Nepenthes? This post will teach you how!
You ideally want to repot your Nepenthes every 2-3 years. However, if you notice any of the following, it may also be time to repot!
Like most plants, the best time to repot Nepenthes is early spring when the plant is being exposed to more light and warmer temperatures.
Repotting Nepenthes is trickier than a regular houseplant. Follow these tips to ensure your Nepenthes is safely repotted!
Hold the base of the plant in one hand and the pot in another. Gently wiggle the plant out of the pot.
Lightly shake the old media off the roots. Use your fingers to lightly remove any media stuck to them.
Examine the roots and rhizome of the plant for root rot. If you see root rot, trim it off with a clean knife or pruners.
This is a great time to prune or divide your plant, but it is not necessary. Read our blog post about Cuttings and Divisions for more info!
Add media to the pot and leave room for the plant’s roots.
Place the plant inside the pot, making sure the roots are snug but still have some room to grow. Then, fill in the rest of the pot with media. Pack the media tightly enough that the plant won’t fall over and can hold its own weight.
Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when repotting Nepenthes:
To learn more about Nepenthes, read our other posts and check out our potting mixes: