Yesterday, I repotted a rootbound monstera into a larger pot. I had been told that replacing the old soil wasn't a high priority if it meant cutting out too many roots, so I simply added new soil around the old soil along with coconut coir and fertilizer pellets.
But now I am wondering if it's necessary to more aggressively detangle the roots and get rid of the old soil (~1.5 years old). I read on a website that as much as a third of the roots could be cut away from the bottom, and almost all the old soil removed.
- How much old soil is okay to keep around when repotting?
- How aggressively do you cut at the roots of a rootbound plant?
- Should I remove the monstera and redo the repotting procedure?
Thank you so much! :)