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30+ Amazing Houseplant Hacks That Actually Work

Loosening the Root Ball.

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There comes a moment when your plant overgrows its original pot and it must be transferred to a new one. It’s dirty work and most people want to get it done quickly, but there’s one step you should never skip—loosening the root ball.

If you leave the roots as they are, all tangled up into a ball, chances are they’ll never thrive in a new planter. Take some time to loosen them by gently running your fingers through them or they’ll never grow into the new soil.

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