Containers forum: Good for succulents?

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Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Feb 22, 2018 7:35 AM CST
Good sizes for succulents? I am a ceramic artist and I like making planters... I was curious if the sizes I make would be good for succulents... first is my small rectangular pot. The size is 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" x 2 1/2"

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Next is the medium size
8" x 5 1/2" x 2 1/2"

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And the large size 10" x 7" x 2 3/4"



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And my newest giant size 14" x 10" x 5"




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So? Good for succulents? If so what kind?
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Feb 23, 2018 10:14 AM CST
Are there drainage holes in those ?
They are pretty, but any plant in a container needs drainage holes. Unless it is a bog plant maybe.
Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Feb 23, 2018 10:32 AM CST
Perfect! Very pretty pots. Lovey dubby I see holes in there. You can choose from a broad range of plants... ideally match the size of the plant/roots to the size of the container for best results. You can visit the succulent forum (or a few related forums listed at the bottom right of the page below) for some examples and more specific advice about particular plants.

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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Feb 24, 2018 1:53 AM CST
I see them too. I like the size. All kinds of succulents and cactus would be great. Bonzi too.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 24, 2018 11:32 AM CST
They are good containers, shallow and wide with drainage holes! Love it! Lovey dubby I actually use those types often. Drainage always very important for the succulents. Thumbs up
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
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CaliFlowers
Feb 26, 2018 1:19 PM CST
They look very nice!

Normally I like taller pots such as orchid display pots, because the height keeps the base or crown of the plant away from the "standing water table", (whichreduces losses due to overwatering) but I think a wide, shallow pot works well for a different reason, and that's because of the favorable depth/surface ratio, allowing good soil aeration.

The only problems I have had with shallow pots is that they can be difficult to keep moist in a warm, arid climate (especially if unglazed), and if temperatures run high, the whole pot can overheat. Proper siting can help with the latter. Both of these issues tend to favor succulents and Fat-Plants.
Name: Tiffany Wreathfreshâ„¢
Puget Sound, WA (Zone 8b)
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LivingWreaths
Mar 3, 2018 11:07 PM CST
Perfect for succulents! Nice! @potterydowntoearth.
Where are you located?
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Mar 4, 2018 8:54 AM CST
CarolineScott said:Are there drainage holes in those ?
They are pretty, but any plant in a container needs drainage holes. Unless it is a bog plant maybe.

Yes, I put drainage holes in all my pieces
Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Mar 4, 2018 8:56 AM CST
tarev said:They are good containers, shallow and wide with drainage holes! Love it! Lovey dubby I actually use those types often. Drainage always very important for the succulents. Thumbs up


I recently started wiring screens over the holes. I love the way it looks
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Name: Anthony
Annapolis md (Zone 7a)
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PotteryDowntoEarth
Mar 4, 2018 8:57 AM CST
LivingWreaths said:Perfect for succulents! Nice! @potterydowntoearth.
Where are you located?


I am in Annapolis MD. But I ship free to us.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Mar 4, 2018 11:15 AM CST
That is nice wire screen PotteryDowntoEarth! I also do that to my potted plants to save the soil. Bonsai enthusiasts will also love your containers.

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