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How to Use Cachepots and Saucers with Your Plants Blog Post

How to Use Cachepots and Saucers with your Plants

As a homeowner who has filled every nook and cranny of my abode with lush greenery, I know the delight of living in an indoor jungle. But along the way, I encountered a challenge - some of my favorite ceramic pots didn't come with saucers! The horror of water stains on my grandma's coffee table and the fear of root rot haunted me. That's when I stumbled upon a brilliant solution - cachepots and saucers.

For those new to the world of plant parenthood, cachepots and saucers are a dynamic duo that add both style and functionality to your indoor garden. A cachepot is an outer decorative pot that holds your plant and doesn't contain any drainage holes, while the saucer is placed beneath a pot with holes to collect excess water, preventing damage to your floors and surfaces. Think of la cachepot as a "catch pot" or a "pot holder."

Gone are the days of sacrificing aesthetics for practicality! With cachepots, you can keep your ceramic pots that don't have drainage holes while maintaining a cohesive and stylish look. These versatile outer pots come in various materials, colors, and designs, allowing you to curate a visually appealing display that complements your interior decor. Just put the original grower's pot you received with your plant inside the cachepot. Try and get it to fit fairly snug if possible. Then put some rocks at the bottom for aeration. Don't water your plant in there, instead take the grower's pot out and water it in a sink, letting it drain well. Then put back into the cachepot.

Plant with Saucer

If your ceramic pot has drainage holes, that's when you can use a saucer. Make sure the saucer is at least as wide as the pot or even wider if you prefer. Set it under your ceramic pot to catch any extra water that seeps through. You might want to consider an extra barrier like a cork coaster to sit under the saucer if you are worried about staining the surface.

As a plant enthusiast, you've likely experienced the sadness of overwatering or under-watering your green buddies. Cachepots and saucers come to the rescue by providing a buffer for excess water to drain, preventing root rot and keeping your plants happy and healthy. 

Ceramic pots can be heavy and cumbersome, especially when relocating your plants. With cachepots, transporting your leafy friends becomes a breeze. Simply lift the inner pot, and you're good to go! Plus, repotting becomes less stressful, giving your plants the space they need to thrive. when the plant needs repotted, just replant into a larger growers pot.

One of the best parts about cachepots and saucers is the endless possibilities for mixing and matching. Experiment with different textures and colors to add depth to your indoor garden and let your creativity flourish. Add rocks or marbles or glass to the saucer if you want to add even more texture or color.

Remember to check the saucer regularly and empty any standing water to prevent mosquitoes and mold growth. Additionally, don't forget to elevate the inner pot slightly with small rocks or pot feet to promote better airflow and drainage.

From personal experience, incorporating cachepots and saucers into my plant care routine has been a game-changer. Not only do they protect my furniture and floors, but they also allow me to maintain my plant collection with ease and style. I love going to thrift stores to look for saucers that shake up my designs.

So, no worries if your ceramic pots lack saucers or drain holes - embrace the cachepot or saucer duo and you'll look like a pro.

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