How to transplant in summer

During the summer the plants are making the most of the daylight hours to grow. For this reason, we might think that it is a good idea to change the pot during this season, and the truth is that we would be making a mistake . The reality is that there are plants that can change their container in the middle of the growing season, but there are others that, however, can have a hard time. So, what plants can be changed without problems?

In addition to answering this question, we are going to tell you how it is transplanted in summer .

potted plants

In these months there are many people who take the opportunity to go shopping at the nursery, either to decorate their garden or patio, to buy some other plant for the home. Normally, it is best to move them to a larger pot on the same day or after a week, but in the middle of summer… there are some that it is better not to touch. Which ones cannot be transplanted, and which ones can?:


  • 1 Plants that are not recommended to transplant in summer
  • 2 Plants that can be transplanted in summer
  • 3 How is it transplanted in summer?

Plants that are not recommended to transplant in summer

  • Exotic trees, whether tropical or on the contrary from cold climates: maples, beeches, plumerias, flamboyants…
  • Woody plants that are flowering.
  • Fruit trees that are fruiting or with half-ripe fruits.
  • Adult palm trees (more than 2m).

Plants that can be transplanted in summer

  • Native plants, as long as they are not bearing fruit.
  • Young palm trees (it can be done at the beginning of the season or in the middle at the latest, never at the end).
  • Herbaceous flowering plants (perennials, annuals, biennials).
  • Fruit trees that at that time do not have flower or fruit.
  • Aquatic plants.
  • Succulent plants: cacti and succulents.

How is it transplanted in summer?


In summer you have to be much more careful if possible with the root ball, so if we want to move our plant to a larger pot we have to do the following:

  1. The day before, we will water until the substrate is well soaked.
  2. The next day, we will extract it carefully not to manipulate the roots too much. If necessary, we will give the pot a few blows to make it come out easier.
  3. Then, your new pot is filled with the chosen substrate (a good mix would be black peat with equal parts perlite) a little.
  4. The plant is then introduced into its new pot.
  5. It is finished filling with more substrate.
  6. And finally it waters.

Done, we already have our transplanted plant

How to transplant in summer

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