Do you know that there are three signals to understand when to repot the Orchid? That’s right, let’s find out what they are and you can immediately understand when to repot your magnificent plants.

Orchid roots

You never know when it’s time to repot your orchids ? Don’t worry, you need to know that there are three signs to know if the time has come. Let’s find out what these signs are that will allow you to proceed with repotting and obtain wonderful blooms!

How often to repot the orchid

One of the most beautiful plants to grow in an apartment is certainly the orchid, wonderful for its scent and the delicate flowers it produces. Suitable for decorating environments , this plant is not difficult to grow, but it is important to know when it needs to be repotted to ensure lush growth and flowering.

In fact, if an equally small pot is fine when it is still small, when it begins to grow it needs more space to allow the roots to develop . Generally, repotting this plant should be done every two years , or at most every three years , however it is good to understand when the right time is by paying attention to unmistakable signs.


Thanks to these signals it is possible to identify the right time to repot the orchid and ensure better growth. For this reason it is important to know what these signals are , so as not to neglect the plant and act when it needs to be repotted. Let’s find out what are the 3 signs to understand that the time for repotting has come for the orchid!

Three signs to repot the orchid

To ensure the orchid has luxuriant growth and long-lasting flowering over time, it is necessary to know when to repot, which generally occurs every two or three years.

However, these are not always the times to carry out this important operation and there are signs that allow you to immediately understand whether it is appropriate to proceed with repotting in advance.

These are signs that must be taken into consideration, especially if you are not an expert in the sector, to avoid making mistakes and risking the plant’s death. Here are the 3 signs to watch out for to understand if orchids need to be repotted:

The pot is full of roots

When the roots are growing from the drainage holes it means that the pot has become too small and no longer suits the size of the plant, so repotting must be done.

The roots have mould

The presence of mold in the roots, due to the very humid soil, which has probably caused water stagnation, warns that it is time to change the orchid’s pot.


The leaves are low and yellow

The last signal that shows when it is time to repot orchids is given by the leaves. If they are yellow and low, the stems will dry out, so repotting must be done immediately.

How to repot orchids

Repotting the orchid is a very important operation , which should not be underestimated and must be done correctly to avoid damaging the roots. Before proceeding with repotting, obtain some pieces of bark to create a layer to accommodate the roots . Here’s how to proceed:

Extract the plant from the pot, taking care not to break the roots;

  • Free the roots from the soil and check that they are not broken or dry;
  • Cut unhealthy parts with shears and remove yellowed leaves and dry stems;
  • Prepare the soil to accommodate the plant and add the pieces of bark;
  • Fold the roots of the orchid to be repotted down and insert it into the new pot;
  • Slip the soil between the roots and arrange it with your hands or with a garden trowel.

The orchid  repotting operation is completed, now it is necessary to fill all the empty spaces between the roots with soil and proceed with watering. In the following three days the plant must be kept moist.