Need help re-potting hibiscus
I have a large tropical, double, red hibiscus plant which needs a new pot. The plant is 3.5 feet tall and as wide. In searching for a new pot I found that most of what was available in large sizes were platers, not pots. But I found a large (16-inch) glazed resin pot by Myers Lawn & Garden which seemed to be a pot because it has this in the bottom:
The little plate is about 9 inches in diameter, and at its centre it sits about 7/8 of an inch off the bottom of the container, forming a little resevoir. When I saw this, I figured it was a pot, but now I am wondering if it is a planter. If it is a pot, how would I deal with filling it? Would I need gravel or other material in the bottom to provide drainage? What are your thoughts on this item? Should I return it and look for something else?