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This ceramic bowl hack will transform your indoor plants

Give your old ceramics a shiny new purpose with this simple, yet effective, plant pot hack. Your indoor plants will thank you for it

indoor plants plant pot hack

You will need

  • Two matching bowls
  • Liquid Nails
  • Potting mix
  • Small succulents

indoor plants plant pot hack

How to make

1 Glue the bases of your bowls together with Liquid Nails. Leave to dry.

2 Add potting mix to the top bowl and pop in a small plant. Place on your sideboard, bookshelf or windowsill.

indoor plants plant pot hack

Plant care

  • Add some gravel to base of bowl to help drain moisture away from roots.
  • Three-quarters fill bowl with a succulent potting mix or 50:50 mix of potting mix and fine gravel/pumice. Do not pack soil down; it should be light and aerated.
  • Position plant and sprinkle potting mix to cover roots (a spoon is handy here).
  • Place in a sunny spot such as on a windowsill. Water sparingly and only when soil is fairly dry; waterlogged soil is fatal. Feed once a year in spring.
  • Every now and again, remove dust from leaves by watering with a hose outside; leave to dry before returning it indoors.
  • We’ve used succulents here, but herbs or other small indoor plants would be fine. Use good potting mix and do not overwater as there is no drainage hole.

Words by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Wendy Fenwick.

This article was first published in Your Home and Garden. Follow YHG on Instagram, Facebook and sign up to the fortnightly email for inspiration between the issues.

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