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Although the lantana is a pretty easy-care ornamental plant, the plants should be repotted every two to three years and the soil should be refreshed. To detect when it's time to repot, loosen the root ball from the bucket wall and gently lift it up. When you realize that the roots have formed a dense felt along the walls of the pot, it's time for a new pot. The new jar should give the root ball around 3 to 5 inches more space. In addition, you still need fresh potting soil, as the repotting should be made equal to a refreshment cure with new soil.

How to proceed properly when repotting, we show you in our step-by-step instructions:

When do I have to repot my lantern?

The lantana needs to be repotted when the old vessel has visibly become too small. You can tell by the fact that the ratio of stem and crown diameter to pot size is no longer correct. If the crown protrudes far beyond the edge of the pot and the roots are already raised from the ground, a new pot is indispensable. If the crown is too big for the vessel, the stability is no longer guaranteed and the pot can easily tip over in wind.

Repot lavender - visual inspection

The old vessel is obviously too small, as can be easily recognized by the ratio of stem and crown diameter to pot size

Lantana drip

First, the root ball is released from the old vessel. When the bale has grown together with the wall, cut the roots with an old bread knife in the pot along the side walls.

Repot lavender - check rootballs

Remove the root ball from the old container

Prepare a new vessel

The drain hole in the bottom of the new planter will cover you with a potsherd. Then fill in expanded clay as a drainage layer and then some container potting soil.

Repot lavender - fill potting soil

Cover the drain hole in the pot with a potsherd and fill in a layer of expanded clay as drainage. Then comes potting soil

Prepare root ball

Now prepare the old root ball for the new vessel. To do this, remove loose, weakly rooted earth layers and moss pads from the bale surface.

Repot lavender - remove moss

Remove the moss layer and loosen soil from the root ball

Pruning the root ball

For square pots, you should cut off the corners of the root ball. So the plant gets in the new planter, which is only slightly larger than the old, more fresh soil.

Repot lavender - pruning roots

Subsequently, the corners of the root ball are cut off

Repotting the Wandelröschens

Place the root ball in the new pot so deep that it remains a few centimeters away from the top of the vessel. Then fill up the cavities with potted plants soil.

Repot lavender - potting soil

Place the plant so deeply in the new vessel that the root ball is slightly below the edge of the pot

Fill in new potting soil

Carefully press the new soil into the gap between the pot wall and the root ball with your fingers. The roots on the bale surface should also be slightly covered.

Repot lavender - press earth

Lightly press the earth with your fingers


Finally, pour the lantana thoroughly. When the new earth collapses, fill up the resulting cavities with more substrate.

Repot lavender - casting

Finally, the lantana must still be poured

After repotting, it is best to place the Lantana for one to two weeks in a sheltered, partially shaded place so that the plant can recover well.

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