Posted 1M ago by @PlantMompy

How should I size up these pots?
Good morning #greggers,
I've been debating if I need to repot four #strawberrybegonia and this #pilea before growing season is over. I was trying not to because everyone fits so well now, but buggers pots mean I need to find new homes, again 🀦🏽. Based on how watering is going I need to repot. They are only in 1.5" pots. I don't have any 2" but definitely have 4" and maybe some 3", they are all nursery pots though so I feel like they are huge compared to their current spaces.

Should I:
-repot in what I have anyway
-plant 2/pot so they don't feel so "big"
-return some cans and bottles so I actually have plant money
-make some pots that could be an in between size out of materials I can find around the house
#begonia #chinesemoneyplant #friendshipplant #repotseason #happyplants #plantsmakepeoplehappy

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15ft to light, indirect
3” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 day ago
You should be ok going up to 4" pots and three 3" pots would be great also. I know how a 3 or 4 inch pot looks enormous compared to the itty bitty pots they come in, but I went with 3 1/2 - 4" pots and my plants are fine. Most of my plants I got in those tiny pots, and have been re-potted into the larger pots and after doing great.
Phew, that's exactly what I needed to hear @Sassylimey!

I have a ton of plastic soup containers and coffee cups I was going to cut to size if need be, but I'm glad I can just use the pots I have!
Yessss you got it, I've had the same dilemma, even used a teapot but it had no drainage, as soon as my plant was big enough I took it out of there teapot and pot it in a 6" pot and it took off.
@Sassylimey I figured with plastic containers I can easily make drainage holes and stack them into another so there is still something to catch water, so it would totally hold me over until next season. But, it's obviously more work than just using a nursery pot. Lol
I was thinking that this time of the year might be a good time to check nurseries or stores for give away or discounted pots, garage sales too, but yeah I'll use anything I can lay my hands on to pot up plants πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ€£
@Sassylimey I'm checking every couple days πŸ˜‚ Michael's has pots for like 75% or more off so I might need to take a trip. So far I haven't had luck with people getting rid of stuff online, but I might hit up some yard sales once I feel up to it!
I have tons of nursery pots in various sizes that I do not need. If either of you, or anyone else reading this wants some shoot me an email at and I'll send them to you!
Thanks, @tmbryant37! I might take you up on that!
Please do! I really don't need them so I'd be happy to see them go to a good home ☺️
Thank you Tabetha, I just might be contacting you πŸ₯°
@Sassylimey that teapot n plant look so cute… maybe you could slip a nursery pot in the teapot πŸ«–
Thank you Anna, yes I could do that, I used it because I had nothing else at the time, it's gone back on the shelf with my teapot collection πŸ˜‰ @Kwanna

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