Let us guide you to finding the right combination of plants to pots for your unique plant parenting style. This method alleviates stress and allows you to truly enjoy your green journey!
If you haven't already done so, we encourage you to start by taking our quick Plant Parent Personality Quiz! Then come right back here for our best potting suggestions and guidance.
3 MOST COMMON POT CHOICES:
-Glazed ceramic pots
-Pots with no drainage holes
Terra cotta: Unglazed terra cotta pots are porous and wick moisture away from the soil, making them wonderful vessels for cacti and succulents. They can also be a perfect fit for the Nurturer houseplant personality as it is nearly impossible to overwater a plant potted up in a well-draining terra cotta vessel.
Glazed ceramic: Glazing renders a ceramic pot non-porous which enables it to retain moisture for longer periods of time. These types of pots are a perfect match for water-loving houseplants like calathea, maranta, papyrus, and ferns (and a good match for the laid back personality too).
Pots with no drainage: Have a lovely container you're just dying to use to house your plant but it lacks drainage holes? Then you have a few choices:
- Catch pot: Reuse a slightly smaller nursery or repurpose a to-go container (add drainage holes) that will nest easily inside the outer decorative pot, this is called a catch pot. To hide the rim of the plastic pot you can use moss around the edges or simply trim away the top edge. After each watering, empty any excess water that has drained into the cachepot or simply pop the plant out, bring it to the sink to water before replacing back into the catch pot. ***When using our Sacred Soil Tonic, be sure to catch all that liquid gold draining out to water another plant!
- Plant directly into the pot. This requires a bit more attention, but is a good choice for those who like to pay attention to small details as you’ll need to be extra-careful not to overwater. This method takes a bit of time and experience to master, but if you are up for it, you’ll have more potting options!
*Sustainable Tip: Repurpose cleaned to go or plastic food tops and lids as free repurposed saucers.
Happy growing dear ones!
Karina and Team SE