It's Spring! Do I re-pot, or not?

It’s that time of year when we’re moving plants around, throwing out those beyond hope and reassessing the needs of the remaining plants. After a winter season inside, some of them may need re-potting, but not always. If the plant size is in correct proportion to its pot, it has good color and health, it probably doesn’t need to be disturbed. If the plant tends to wilt before you’re ready to water or it’s too big for its pot, then choose a pot one size bigger than the current container. Clean it well if it’s been used, and put in a few pebbles to partially cover drainage holes. Put an inch or more of fresh potting soil in the bottom and pack it down. Do not use garden dirt as it will compact and/or grow weeds along with your new plant. Hold the plant around the base, turn it upside down, and gently tap the pot. If the plant doesn’t slide out, use a sharp knife around the edge of the root ball and try again. When the plant is free, place it in the new pot and continue filling with fresh soil, packing it down as you go. Leave 1/2 to 1 inch at the top to aid in watering. Water the newly potted plant until it runs out the bottom. Wait a week or so before fertilizing and your new plant should be ready for growing.