Re potting Orchid

How to Re-Pot Orchids: A Comprehensive Guide

How to Re-Pot Orchids: A Comprehensive Guide

Orchids are delicate and beautiful flowers that require special care to thrive. One of the important aspects of taking care of orchids is re-potting them. Re-potting helps to provide the plant with fresh soil and a new container to grow in, ensuring that the roots have enough space to grow and absorb the necessary nutrients.

In this guide, we will discuss the steps for re-potting orchids, including when to re-pot, what materials you will need, and how to properly care for your orchids after re-potting.

Orchid Bark From UKGROW
Orchid Bark From UKGROW

When to Re-Pot Orchids

Orchids should be re-potted every 1-2 years, depending on their growth rate. You can determine if your orchid needs to be re-potted by checking the roots. If the roots are tightly packed and there is no room for new growth, it is time to re-pot. Additionally, if the leaves are yellow or the plant is not blooming, it may be due to a lack of space in the container.

Orchids Bing Potted Up
Orchids Bing Potted Up

What Materials You Will Need

Before you begin the re-potting process, it is important to gather the necessary materials. You will need the following items:

  • Orchid plant
  • Potting mix specifically designed for orchids (Click Here)
  • Container with drainage holes
  • Scissors or pruning shears
  • Gloves (optional)

Step-by-Step Guide to Re-Potting Orchids

  1. Choose a container that is one size larger than the current container. Ensure that the container has drainage holes to prevent water from standing in the pot and causing root rot.
  2. Mix the potting mix with water until it is damp but not soaking wet.
  3. Place the orchid in the new container, making sure that the roots are covered with the potting mix.
  4. Fill in the sides of the container with the potting mix, gently pressing it down to eliminate large air pockets.
  5. Water the orchid thoroughly, making sure that the potting mix is completely saturated.
  6. Place the orchid in a location with bright, indirect light and good air circulation.
Orchids out of the pots
Orchids out of the pots

Proper Care After Re-Potting

  1. Water your orchid once a week, making sure that the potting mix is evenly moist but not soaking wet.
  2. Provide bright, indirect light and good air circulation to prevent root rot and promote healthy growth.
  3. Fertilize your orchid once a week with a balanced, Orchid Mist Spray.
  4. Prune any dead or yellowing roots to promote healthy growth.
  5. Watch for signs of pests, such as spider mites or scale insects, and treat promptly if necessary.


Re-potting orchids is an important aspect of their care that should be done every 1-2 years. By following the steps outlined in this guide and providing proper care after re-potting, you can ensure that your orchids thrive and bloom for years to come.


  1. How often should I re-pot my orchids? – Orchids should be re-potted every 1-2 years, depending on their growth rate.
  2. What kind of container should I use to re-pot my orchids? – It is best to use a container with drainage holes that is