|Sinningia 'Li'l Georgie' in leak-proof ceramic|
Story # 155,
Most houseplants cannot set in water for any length of time without eventually dying.
In greenhouse plant production, a big concern is media drainage. Sub-irrigation with flood tables is a common practice but the water is drained away after saturating the crop.
After having a perfectly grown plant, the practice of adding a colorful pot cover evolved. Now we have no drainage.
The in between method is to place the plastic grow pot into a pretty water proof ceramic pot with space in the bottom to act as a water reservoir. With the pot bottom above the ceramic bottom, there is little chance that the plant media can set in water for long.
The advantage ----- Now you can have a pretty decorative water tight ceramic pot that doesn’t leak on your furniture to hold your ‘Mini’ plant.