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Repotting Plants

by Jessica

I have two house plants at the moment. I cannot say that I have a black thumb because my peace lily is a few years old now, and I haven’t killed it yet. Honestly, I am surprised I haven’t,but I’m not complaining since they are pretty hardy. It hasn’t died yet and has bloomed each year. I then branched out and got a Fiddleleaf Fig Tree Ficus that you see on all the blogs because they are just so pretty. I couldn’t find one ANYWHERE here. I called every nursery, home depot, and lowes to no avail, so I ended up buying it via Amazon.


Here are my two plants looking okay. The peace lily was shipped which probably wasn’t very good for it, and I was always afraid I was over or under watering. Anyway, my mom told me that I couldn’t repot until around February so I set a date on the calendar so I wouldn’t forget to do it.



I got some Miracle-Gro Potting Mix, and this was the only one I could find at Walmart that looked good.


I then decided to buy two of these Lechuza planters. I loved how they looked, I liked that they can be used indoor or outdoor(has a drain in the bottom with a plug for outdoor use), are shatterproof, and have an irrigation system/tank that means once your plants are acclimated to it, you can wait around 3 months between waterings. Which for me equals perfect! I never think to have people water my plants when we leave for a longer period so these will be perfect.


You know your plant needs to be repotted when you see this!!!! I knew this plant needed to be replanted, but it wasn’t the time to replant so I waited until February like I was told so I didn’t kill the plants. It took a while to carefully cut the pot off of the plant to make sure to not damage those impressive roots.

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The Lechuza Quadro 21 Self-Watering Planter for this peace lily plant has stand offs which keep the roots out of standing wanter, a meter so you can see how much water is in the tank, and some small gravel which helps the roots too.

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Here you can see how it works when planted.


And boom so much prettier, it has been a month and so far my plant seems to like it.

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The Lechuza Maxi Cubi Self-Watering Planter has a wick which extends to the water portion below, the same water gauge, and then completely gravel instead of dirt.

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Here you can see an illustration of it complete.


 So here is this little sucker so far. I feel so much less worried about it since I know once it is acclimated, that I’m not over watering or under watering since there is the gauge! I will update pictures later which hopefully show these plants flourishing!

I will say these planters are much cheaper on their website than on Amazon.com, but who knows you might find a deal.

I wasn’t paid for anything for this post, I just read reviews on Amazon and watched their videos, and this company has no clue about me. So far I really like them, and they sell a bunch of different styles of planters not only sleek ones like these. I just figured I would share about them so far.


I just saw this on my fiddle leaf plant, so I guess I’m not killing it after all!!!!


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