PLANT POTS FAQ’S
Here’s a list of our most asked Plant Pots questions. Please reach out to us if you can’t find your answer!
Can you keep plants in plastic nursery pots inside A&C planters?
You absolutely can. Many people like to keep their plants in the plastic nursery pots and use A&C plant pots as a decorative plant sleeves. This can have benefits for people who wish to change the locations of their plants in the house to get more ‘direct’ or ‘indirect’ sun. This can also be beneficial for more frequent plant swapping! If you are going on holidays, leave your plastic pots in one location for a visitor to quickly water all your plants in one easy location (a floor or balcony) Please note that we recommend keeping an eye on your plants root systems inside plastic pots, as sometimes plant specimens that come from nurseries, will need to be re-potted for the health and longevity of the plant.
What size ‘Planter Stand’ would suit my pot?
White Planter Stands come in two styles and work with a variety of A&C pots and planters. Plant stands can elevate your plants on bench tops to assist your plant reach the light or may add to the height of your planter to balance a taller plant specimen. You will find the specific dimensions here.
Are drainage plugs included?
Drainage plugs are not included with all pots that include a drip tray. Planters that have plugs/stoppers included are our; Pourer Pods, Spiral Planter Pots and Spouted Vessels. These can be removed to allow you to drain any excess water out of our planter and prevent root rot.
What is the purpose of a drip tray?
Just about all A&C plant pots come with a drip-tray included in the design, as keeping your plants healthy is crucial to our design thinking. The drip tray allows for water to be topped up while you are away, or in warm climates where more frequent watering is required. Having a drip tray means you can safely plant directly into the pot and have adequate drainage. A drip tray means you can also move your potted plant to different spaces without leaving water marks behind.
Can I plant directly into my planter?
Yes, in fact we encourage it! All our plant pot ranges are designed to have plants potted directly into the non-porous ceramic. Our ceramic planters are high-fired and can handle direct contact with water and all types of soil. If you choose to keep your plants in the plastic nursery sleeve, then be mindful that your plant may benefit from re-potting when they have outgrown the space. We recommend purchasing plant specimens that are a little smaller in size, this way they have room to grow amazingly into your Angus & Celeste planter.
How do I use my Self-Watering Plant Pot?
Use your self-watering pot like any other ceramic planter pot and enjoy the benefits of a truly deep water-catchment tray! Depending on the plant, you can water from the top or bottom. Remember that plants still love a deep flush of water that comes from above so that it can drain right through the root system. This self-watering design allows you to keep water topped up in the base while you are away or if you live in a warmer climate where more frequent watering is required. Plants in self-watering pots still need care like any other plant in a pot, so be sure to empty the water out of your catchment tray if the weather is cool! We also recommend using a layer of hydroponic clay balls in the bottom of the pot before adding soil. While this is not essential, it can assist with moisture management and help to avoid root rot issues.
Are your product suitable for outdoors?
Yes, they are! All our planters are high fired to ensure that they are durable for outdoor use. All Angus & Celeste’s glazed, and stained porcelain planters, are non-porous and able to be used outside.