Sunday, March 1, 2015

Plants aren't enough, you need pots to put them in...

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.