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Posted 2w ago by @Yeeha234

Does anyone fill their pot this way?
Just curious. I am running out of fill material!! Thanks! #HappyPlants #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #PlantAddict #PropagationStation #SucculentLove #
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I did it once when I wanted to place a plant in a pot that was way to large for it, I used a terracotta pot on the inside though to help avoid root rot . My only concern with the plastic would be it could retain moisture / lead to root rot but if your plant likes to stay moist it may actually help πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
i think it depends on the plant, some sucs have super deep roots and i’d be kinda concerned about them getting tangled in the drainage holes of the smaller pot. maybe you could get some gravel/other gritty substance with large particle sizes to help fill the pot :)
This works well with orchids! Stops them getting all tight and wet in the core with moss/bark, they spread their roots to the edges instead (better air there), and they get to photosynthesise from the roots in light.
@Yeeha234 I agree with @HoyaAddict on this.
@Yeeha234 I have never seen anything like that done before. Keep us posted on your plant. Would love to see how it worked for you.
Seriously, should’ve done this instead of putting fist sized stones in it… The pot is so heavy, might change it lol to this 😁
@strawberrymoon I’ve gone through a few bags already! Lol! I actually did it with a few pots with multiples that had longish roots.
@Yeeha234 if it’s gone well for you in the past then it’s probably fine :) love the pink dude in the second pic btw!
I’ve done crushed soda cans as well. My veg garden 2 yrs ago loved it! Hey @Nallon omg I just realized my tomato plants were #teamcan!
I also save styrofoam from packages to create a platform for them to sit on.
@Hypsie hell yeah #TeamCan that’s amazing!! 🀩✌🏻🌱

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