Proper drainage is essential to the health of your potted plants. Although growing conditions vary widely, depending on the specific needs of different plants, most potted plants are susceptible to suffocation and rot in consistently soggy soil. A drainage hole at the base of a plant container allows water to drain freely, which provides air circulation to the plant. But as water drains out, potting soil often washes out with it, creating a mess with every routine watering. Fortunately, you can sidestep the mess by doing this simple but amazing trick:
How to do it?
- Take out your plant from its pot
- Get a bigger pot (optional)
- Place a coffee filter at the bottom of the pot
- Replace the plant in it
Water it without worrying about the mess