Give your old ceramics a shiny new purpose with this simple, yet effective, plant pot hack. Your indoor plants will thank you for it
You will need
- Two matching bowls
- Liquid Nails
- Potting mix
- Small succulents
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.
- 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.