Question by  LadyCookie (52)

What should I know about repotting a Chinese Evergreen?


Answer by  notanexpert (199)

Repotting is a great way of actually propagating these Chinese Evergreen. Divide the new shoot that are growing around the plant and repot them carefully.


Answer by  enlightened (206)

When you buy an Evergreen Chinese (or are gifted one! ) you should repot them only after a month or so and never immediately. This was what was suggested to me. The reason is apparently that they are correctly 'potted' for good growth at the nursery/store when you buy them!


Answer by  ScottM (86)

Chinese Evergreen is a very hardy plant and handles repotting well. Make sure the plant is acclimated to its new home before changing pots (about a month is a good length of time to wait). Use regular potting soil and maybe a little sand or perlite in the new pot.


Answer by  Brandydog (631)

The root system of this plant is quite delicate and can be shocked easily in a rough transplanting. Be sure to gently remove it from its old pot and make sure it is packed nicely into it's new home.


Answer by  sleepyjey (248)

It depends on the age of your Chinese Evergreen. When they are young, growing actively and not yet mature you will need to repot them every year - preferably at spring. Once they are older and more mature you can probably repot them once in two years or so.


Answer by  Dana46 (2345)

Use a quality soil with a lot of organic matter, move it to a pot one size larger, be sure to moisten the new soil thoroughly and pack it in.

Reply by digmyspace (249):
I would recommend some quality well-drained potting soil like Bachman's Exceloam for best effects.  add a comment
Reply by jeyR (264):
Very important point that one - about the pot being one size larger. If you don't give 'em a big enough pot they can stop growing!  add a comment

Answer by  martshtml (300)

First wait about a month after receiving this plant to re pot. Next you are going to want to re pot this plant very gently using perlite if possible.


Answer by  Ashton (229)

Repotting is great way propagating. This repotting a Chinese Everygreen can be grown every where but should be recieve feeding with organic.It will grow in low light.


Answer by  rube26105 (379)

Water sparingly from late autumn to spring,on pebbles over water in summer. Repot annually in spring. It has a shallow root system and is therefore best in a shallow pot.

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