re·​pot (ˌ)rē-ˈpät How to pronounce repot (audio)
repotted; repotting

transitive + intransitive

: to put (a plant) into another pot
If you want to give more root space to a growing plant, repot it with more soil in a slightly larger container.Reader's Digest Crafts and Hobbies
Give it a pot at least 16 inches wide and deep, and repot occasionally to freshen the soil …Jim McCausland

Examples of repot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If your holiday cactus needs to be repotted, use a cactus or succulent potting mix, which is much lighter than regular potting soil. Emma Phelps, Southern Living, 30 Oct. 2023 Meanwhile, consider extending counters or putting in an island to provide larger work surfaces for wrapping presents, sewing, repotting houseplants — any job that requires room to spread out. Leslie J. Thompson, Dallas News, 6 Sep. 2023 As a result, opt for planters that work well both indoors and outdoors so you’re not left repotting the plants every fall and spring. Cori Sears, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Aug. 2023 That’s a lot of time spent coaxing seedlings, mixing soil, watering and repotting and keeping an eye out for disease or damaging weather, since almost all of their operation is outdoors. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 19 July 2023 Maybe your creativity is just like a plant that needed to be repotted. Leah Greenblatt, Vulture, 10 July 2023 Native to Asia and Australia, this elegant tree grows quickly and requires repotting in a blink of an eye. Medgina Saint-Elien, House Beautiful, 7 July 2023 Shop and see orchids on display as well as repotting, mounting, information booths and seminars. Corey Sheldon | , oregonlive, 30 June 2023 The work surface is roughly 44 inches long and 18 inches wide, offering generous space for potting or repotting plants. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1754, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of repot was in 1754

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“Repot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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