Type of flower pot

The type of pot you use has an effect on how often you need to water. If you use plastic pots, you will need to water less often than if your plants are in unglazed clay pots.

Unglazed clay pots allow water to evaporate through the clay. If the pot is glazed, then treat it like a plastic pot. Glazed clay or ceramic pots are usually much more expensive than unglazed clay pots, or plastic pots (which are the cheapest of all).

You can buy pots at nurseries, hardware stores, or supermarkets.

If you want to know how to re-pot a plant, see: Potting an African violet.

Introduction | Type of flower pot | Potting an African violet | Potting procedure | Rooting an African violet from a cutting | The correct light for your African violet | Keeping your African violet humid | Watering your African violet | Encylopedia Britannica Article | Photos of African violets | Links to other African Violet Sites

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A. Steinbergs

Last revised September 25, 2008