This time we will show you how you can grow flowers in pots without any drainage holes. This is important so that you can choose your best one or use the pot that interesting looks without any holes. You can use this pot as decorative pot, and the plant growth in the small pot in this pot.
Now is the trend of growing flowers in glass containers that are tightly closed. But the problem is that most of these pots are without drainage holes. So, what’s the trick of using this container, take a look at this idea, we will explain how to grow flowers in pots without drainage holes.
What is the Importance of Drainage Holes in Pots
The main function of the drainage hole is to remove excess water in the pot so that the plant roots are not submerged. These holes will prevent the soil from getting wet. The occurrence of water immersion in the pot can cause root rot, or other fungal diseases. So, the presence of drainage holes is actually important, especially if the pots are outdoors that are often watered with rainwater.
So, how to plant flowers in pots without drainage holes. Let’s take a look at the following!
Planting flowers in pots without drainage holes
1. Drilling holes
This is the easiest way to use the pot of your choice even if it doesn’t have a hole. You only need a drill machine to drill into the bottom of your pot. Do not use nails or hammers as they can damage or break the pot.
- Soak the pot in water for an hour before drilling, this is to increase the softness and elasticity of the pot so it doesn’t break when drilled.
- Place a piece of tape over the area to be drilled, this will prevent chipping when you start drilling.
- Take a drill and drill holes without putting too much pressure on the drill.
2. Cover the bottom of the pot with gravel or stones
It is common for plants to grow in pots where gravel becomes the bottom layer before using other growing media. You can also use other drying media such as coconut husk, sand, or activated charcoal. This material helps absorb excess water but is not as effective as drainage holes.
By using coconut husk, excess water can be absorbed, and this also provides a long period of time for the next watering.
- At the bottom of the pot, add pebbles, or stones uniformly
- Then on it you put activated charcoal as a thin layer on top of the gravel, in addition to activated charcoal you can use pumice.
- Then fill the container with potting soil, now you can plant your favorite plants.
3. Add Pot Inside a Pot!
This is adding a container with drainage holes in a pot that has no drainage holes (decorative pot).
- At the bottom of a large container (a pot with no drainage holes), add a wooden plank, and gravel.
- Now place the planting carefully with enough drainage holes in the large container.
- When you water your plants, the extra water will come out and seep at the bottom of the large container and collect it. It is safe for plants because it does not hit the plant roots.
Precautions when you plant in pots without drainage holes.
– Do not water into pots without drainage holes, always make sure the top soil is dry, to ensure you can water the plants.
– Use a potting mix and a well-draining potting mix (soilless mix preferably) for planting.