Where to find pots/containers?

rosebacopa2(4MN)May 16, 2011

I have a number of succulents that I would like to put in potted arrangements. Searched high and low for low containers and decided to order things on line..

Does anyone have experience with companies that have low shallow pots in various sizes??

Thanks so much!

Lynn in Minnesota

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birdsnblooms

Rose. I too was looking for shallow pots..I found some on Ebay and Amazon, but some are Orchid pots...But no side slits. Good luck, Toni

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 12:29PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Lynn - bonsai pots make good shallow containers for succulents, and I often use terra cotta saucers:

with a couple of holes drilled in the bottom (easy in terra cotta).

Tip to remember: it's much more important that you use a coarse soil in shallow containers than in deeper ones because a higher % of soil will remain saturated. If you were to use heavy soils like Miracle-Gro and others similar in the shallow containers pictured, the soil would be 100% saturated after a thorough watering or a heavy rain - not a good situation where succulents are concerned.

Try shopping these links (copy/paste to your browser) for shallow containers in various sizes & price ranges:

http://www.dallasbonsai.com/store/bonsai_pot_index.html

http://www.weetree.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=4

AL

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 4:32PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

Have found some ceramic pots (similar to bonsai style) at Lowes next to their selection of succulents.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 11:28PM
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