Why You Shouldn't Use a Pot Without Drainage

Plant Care

 

No drainage hole? No, that’s a problem, and here’s why.

  • If there’s no drainage hole, water becomes trapped in the pot and the roots are deprived of oxygen. This in turn causes root-rot and kills the main plant.

 

Thankfully, there are ways to still use pots with no drainage.

  • Keep the plant in a container with drainage and place it in the decorative pot. Remove the plant to water it or dump the decorative pot of excess water after watering.
  • Drill a hole in the decorative pot, just make sure to use the proper drill bit depending on the material of said pot.

 

And don’t forget these other tips!

  • We don’t recommend placing rocks at the bottom of the decorative pot and still planting the plant, this can still cause root rot.
  • If the decorative container is a basket or leaky plant stand, place a saucer inside first and then the plant.

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