The importance of pots with drainage holes for indoor plants

The basic rule of thumb for indoor plant care is healthy roots.

I know it can be quite hard to gauge the state of your plant’s root system, but ensuring this one major factor will have you on the right track to thriving indoor plants.

When designing Capra Designs’ indoor planters I’m always considering functionality and form at the same time. We know that potted plants need drainage so that their routes can breath rather than drown in water. Therefore we've created all of our planters with drip trays and drainage holes. 

Don't buy a pot without drainage holes, it will make caring for your plant difficult. Without an indoor pot with drainage it’s likely that your once beautiful indoor plant will struggle to live its best life. If you’re indoor plant sits in stagnant water it may develop root rot, bacteria growth or fungi blooms. Not to mention constantly wet soil can breed gnats (I’ve had a gnat problem and it’s not fun!).

As we lead into winter this tip becomes even more important. Don’t drown your plant with love :)

Planter and tray
musk terrazzo planter
rhipsalis in planter


Let's not forget indoor pots with saucers also protect the surface beneath them.  

If you have a particular plant or planter query send it through to with Blog Question in the topic.

When your indoor plants are thriving you gain a sense of accomplishment.

Bianca Lambert

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