Cache Pot question
I have several plants in cache pots, varying from ceramic or glazed pots, tins, small metal buckets, and various bowls or containers (that I got at Goodwill, and I think used to contain fake plant arrangements). I love doing this as it seems a lot easier than potting into most of the decorative pots.
My question is that some of these are not much bigger than the plastic pot that I set inside them. One in particular, a glazed "bucket", just fits a small plastic pot. I have an African violet in it - and when I pulled it out to water today I noticed that the bottom had moisture but the top of the plant was totally dry (as far as my finger would reach).
Am I wrong in thinking that this arrangement is no good and is actually fairly close having the plant in a pot with no drainage holes? (with the difference being that I let all the excess water drain before I put it back into the cache pot) Will the remaining moisture in the cache pot be bad for the roots since it shows that there isn't any air circulation to speak of?
Would it be a good idea to get a larger cache pot for the AV?
Juli (a fairly recent houseplant addict)