Transplant a marijuana plant
To transplant a marijuana plant into a bigger pot, you will need the following:
- A larger pot with drainage holes at the bottom.
- High-quality potting soil that is appropriate for cannabis.
- A small hand trowel or scoop.
1. Fill the new pot with potting soil
start by leaving about 2 inches of space at the top.
A good potting soil for cannabis should have a balance of the following components:
Organic matter: This can include peat moss, coco coir, or compost, which help to retain moisture and provide a source of nutrients for the plant.
Drainage material: This can include perlite, vermiculite, or coarse sand, which helps to improve drainage and prevent water from pooling around the roots.
Nutrients: A good potting soil should have a balance of essential nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, as well as trace elements like calcium, magnesium, and sulfur.
pH: A pH range of 6-7 is ideal for cannabis plants grown in soil.
Aeration: Good potting soil should have a good structure that allows for proper aeration of roots and good water retention.
It’s worth noting that you can also find pre-mixed cannabis soil, which is specially formulated to provide the specific nutrient ratios and pH levels that cannabis plants need.
2. Gently remove the plant from its current pot
Turn the pot upside down and tap the bottom until the root ball slides out.
If the plant is stuck and won’t come out easily, you can try gently tapping the bottom of the pot with your hand or a hard object to loosen the soil.
Once the plant is free, gently remove any excess soil from around the roots.
Carefully hold the base of the plant, and gently pull it out of the pot.
It’s important to be gentle when removing the plant from the pot to avoid damaging the root system. If the root ball is too dry, you may have to soak the pot in water for a few minutes before trying to remove the plant. Also, keep in mind that the plant will experience some stress during this process, and it may take a few days for the plant to recover.
Loosen any tangled roots with your fingers.
3. Make a small hole in the center of the new pot’s soil and place the plant’s root ball into it.
Backfill the pot with soil, tamping it down gently to remove any air pockets.
4. Water the plant well to help the soil settle around the roots.
Wait a day or two and check soil moisture. Water if necessary.
It’s important to note that during the transplanting process, the plant will experience some stress, and it may take a few days for the plant to recover. To minimize stress, it’s best to transplant in the vegetative stage and make sure the environment is stable, with optimal temperature, humidity, and light.