Decorative and growers pot – Do I keep the plant in the grow pot?
It is common to find tropical plants displayed in a two-pot combination. You will find them at the nurseries, at the gardening departments, and even online. A double pot combination is when the soil and the plant are contained in a simple plastic grow pot, and the grow pot is then placed inside a decorative pot to attain a more polished look.
Decorative pots have one main purpose, to decorate. These are the pots that we buy simply because we like how they look, their color and texture, and because they enhance our room’s decorations. But the growing pot has a different purpose. The grow pot is functional, lightweight, easy to manage, and most importantly, comes with water drainage holes.
With a double pot, you have the best of both worlds. You have the more functional and useful grow pot, and at the same time, you have a decorative that suits your decoration needs.
Do I keep the plant in the grow pot?
Our recommendation is, yes. If you buy a plant with a double pot combination, it is always better to leave the plant in the grow pot. Then use the decorative pot just to cover the grow pot, which is functional, but not so pretty. The main reasons for keeping the plant in the grow pot are the advantage of having drainage holes and the lightness of the pot.
How do I water my plant in a double pot situation?
Simple. Just pull the grow pot out of the decorative pot. Water the soil thoroughly until you see that the excess water is draining out of the drainage holes below. Allow the potting soil to drain all the excess for 15 minutes, then bring it back into the decorative pot. This procedure will keep the soil well drained and the plant roots healthy.