Containers forum: Need ideas for potting this "container"...

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Name: Kim
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klc
Feb 18, 2017 1:13 AM CST
Got this off of ebay and trying to figure out what to plant in it....it is aluminum-- 7-1/2 inches across & 4 inches deep. I'm planning to line it with garden fabric if needed to hold the soil etc in. My thought right now is to put a Tolumnia orchid in it since they stay small and have such pretty blooms. Would there be any problems with the metal bothering the plant?

Open to other ideas also! nodding

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purpleinopp
Feb 20, 2017 4:41 PM CST
I would love to have that as a planter! The holes don't look big enough to need any kind of liner. Any plant should love it, unless you have underwatering tendencies. If that orchid is an epiphytic type, that could be much more container than needed. Sure is pretty!
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Name: Jai or Jack
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Jai_Ganesha
Feb 20, 2017 10:09 PM CST
I would put a bunch of succulents in it.
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