Transplant during the plant's dormant phase or in cooler weather to minimize stress. For most plants, spring or early fall is ideal.
Ensure the new planting site has well-draining soil and is properly amended with nutrients suitable for the plant type.
Water the plant thoroughly a day or two before transplanting to hydrate it and ease the transition.
Carefully remove the plant from its current container. If it's stuck, tap the pot or gently squeeze the sides to loosen the soil.
Untangle any circling roots gently. If the roots are root-bound, tease them out slightly to encourage outward growth.
Ensure the plant is planted at the same depth it was in the original pot or slightly higher to avoid burying the stem too deeply.
After planting, water the plant thoroughly. This helps settle the soil around the roots and removes air pockets.
Apply a layer of organic mulch around the plant to retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
Protect the newly transplanted plant from direct sunlight for a few days to reduce stress. Gradually introduce it to more sunlight.
Minimize stress by avoiding handling the plant too much during the transplant process.