Updated: July 15, 2022

The Cousin It plant, also known as the monkey grass or mondo grass, is a popular ornamental plant that is mostly grown for its unique, long and flowing foliage. This plant is characterized by its fine and pliable leaves that cascade down in a manner that resembles hair. If you have a Cousin It plant, then at some point, you will need to repot it. Repotting is an essential part of plant care, and it helps to ensure that your plant continues to grow healthy and strong. In this article, we’ll go over the steps you can follow to repot your Cousin It plant.

When to Repot Your Cousin It Plant

The best time to repot your Cousin It plant is during the spring or early summer when the plant is actively growing. If you notice that your plant has outgrown its current container, or if the soil has become too compacted, then it’s time to repot.

Materials You Will Need

  • New pot (one size larger than the current pot)
  • Potting soil
  • Gloves
  • Pruning shears
  • Trowel

Steps to Repot Your Cousin It Plant

  1. Choose a pot that is one size larger than the current pot. The new pot should have drainage holes at the bottom.
  2. Fill the new pot with fresh potting soil until it’s about 1/3 full.
  3. Carefully remove your Cousin It plant from its current container by gently pulling on the base of the plant or tapping the sides of the container.
  4. Loosen any compacted roots using your fingers or a trowel.
  5. Trim any damaged or dead roots with pruning shears.
  6. Place your Cousin It plant in the new pot and add more soil around it until it’s level with the top of the pot.
  7. Gently press down on the soil to ensure that it’s firmly packed around the plant.
  8. Water your plant thoroughly to help settle the soil.

Tips for Repotting Your Cousin It Plant

  • It’s best to repot your Cousin It plant when the soil is slightly moist.
  • Don’t water your plant for a few days after repotting to allow it to adjust to its new environment.
  • If you notice any yellowing or wilting leaves after repotting, it’s normal. This is just your plant adjusting to its new home.


How often should I repot my Cousin It plant?

You should repot your Cousin It plant every 1-2 years or when it outgrows its current container.

Can I use regular potting soil for my Cousin It plant?

Yes, you can use regular potting soil, but make sure it’s well-draining.

How much should I water my Cousin It plant after repotting?

Water your Cousin It plant thoroughly after repotting and then wait a few days before watering again. Make sure not to overwater your plant, as this can lead to root rot.