Pot a plant by preparing the pot, loosening the soil from the plant's root ball, placing the plant in the pot and watering it thoroughly. You will need a pot, a plant, potting soil, a garden trowel, compost and water.Continue Reading
Choose a pot size to fit your plant. If you are repotting the plant, move up only one pot size. If you are potting the plant for the first time, start with a 4-inch pot. Use a ceramic or plastic container.
Add a layer of fresh potting soil to the pot. Avoid adding pebbles to the bottom of the pot as this constricts the roots.
Remove your plant from its container by placing the container or pot on its side, and gently sliding the plant out.
Gently loosen the soil from the roots with your fingers. Trim away any dead pieces.
Place the plant in the pot on top of the soil layer. Fill in the area around the roots with compost and more soil. Tamp the soil down.
Immediately after potting the plant, water the plant until the water trickles from the bottom of the pot.