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How to repot a seedling at home

01 February 2016

Sometimes your house plants will start to grow seedlings – little shoots sprouting up from the soil. Igor, co-founder of Urban Jungle Bloggers, showed us just how easy these ‘babies’ are to repot with a seedling from his Pilea plant.

Igor loves to grow plants in his flat

Grow your own: watch Igor’s quick guide to repotting your seedlings


Igor repotted his seedling on his wipe-clean coffee table, but if you’re worried about surface stains, lay down a few newspaper sheets before you start.
1. Gently lift the seedling from the soil, being careful not to damage its roots.
2. Fill a small pot with soil, almost to the top. Make a small dip to place the seedling into and pat down an extra layer of soil to hold it in place.
3. Give it a little bit of water.

Portrait of Igor

‘My city apartment is quite centrally located. There isn’t a lot of green space here so I brought the plants into my home. Adding that feeling of nature and things growing is calming’

Igor, blogger and social media manager, Munich

Made by

Photography: Daniel Farmer
Styling: Emily Henson
Follow Igor at: happyinteriorblog.com & urbanjunglebloggers.com