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New design TEKU Clear Nursery Pot - 14.5cm x 12cm (from $1.20 each)
Due back in stock around Spring '22. See the Rain 15cm x 14.5cm or Rain 14cm x 12.5cm instead.
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But wait, there's more...
TEKU pots are like Transformers: More than meets the eye. At first glance you see an extra-clear pot that's a great size for most indoor plants. You can use them by themselves, or pop them in a cover pot, depending on whether your plant is epiphytic or not, making them suitable for all plants. You can play I Spy and keep a watch on those roots and substrate moisture levels. But there's more. What you don't see until you turn it over is the clever base design.
More about measurements, that base, and epiphytic plants below.
Elho or TEKU?
Compared to Elho, TEKU are almost completely clear. Scroll through the photos. Elho are more semi-translucent, less clear, and thicker. TEKU come in 2 base designs. The new design (this style) has even better drainage. If you're after for something you can very easily check root health and substrate, and that lets maximum light through to roots, TEKU is the way to go. TEKU are also less rigid, not quite as thick, and more 'squeezy' that the more robust Elho, but both are made to last, not single-use throwaways.
Called the TEKU 15, they actually measure 14.5cm wide across the top, and a smidge under 10.5cm wide across the base. The inside measurement across the top is 13cms wide (the new design TEKU pots have a wider lip for easy separation when stacked, and easy removal from cover pots for watering). These are the new design TEKU pots.
What cover pots do they fit?
This size fits all 16cm Elho cover pots, including Elho Brussels, Elho B.For Soft, and Elho Vibes which comes in Black, White, Charcoal, Denim blue, Blush pink, Watermelon Rose, Leaf green, Turquoise, Coral and more. Shop all 16cms cover pots. Depending on how high you want the plant, you may need a handful of pebbles below the nursery pot inside the cover pot to lift it up.
All about that base
TEKU is the Kim Kardashian of the nursery pot world. Famous for their bottom. Their base design is impressive for a piece of plastic (that's not to say Kim's bum is plastic, just that they're both famous for their bottoms).
The new design TEKU pots have unique asymmetrical drainage channels which increases drainage and makes them more stable on mesh and wire surfaces. They have these neat 'U' shaped slots you can push plant stakes in to for better stability to support your plant. But what really sets TEKU apart is drainage.
The placement and number of drainage holes provides faster, better drainage for happier roots and to help avoid root rot. It gets water out of your substrate much faster. The clever taller, higher drainage slots help prevent roots sitting in residual water that collects at the bottom. No wet feet! Both the tall drainage slots and domed drainage holes help increase aeration. TEKU pots also have rounded edges to reduce the risk of scratching your nice plant shelves, and a non-slip pattern on the base to help avoid slipping and sliding.
What plants are clear pots best for?
First-off, all plants, because clear pots can just be put in cover pots. They don't have to be used by themselves. However clear pots are best used by themselves without a cover pot, for epiphytic plants, so roots get maximum light. But you can use clear pots for all your plants (just lift them out of their cover pot to check the roots and substrate moisture level when it's time to water). Clear pots are great for leca too by the way. No more guessing where the water level is.
What plants are epiphytes?
Clear pots are also known as Orchid Pots as Orchids are probably the best known in the family of epiphytes, but you might be surprised how many of your indoor plants would love a clear pot with excellent drainage. An epiphyte (pronounced 'ep-eh-fight'), is a plant that grows on another plant or object for physical support. The word epiphyte comes from a combo of epi, meaning upon, and phuton, which is Greek for plant. Epiphytes are most common in moist, tropical regions where they have to get up high to gain access to sunlight in dense, shaded forests.
The best-known epiphytes are Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Dendrobium and Oncidium, Ferns, Cacti, Bromeliads, Moss, Aroids, Philodendron, Pothos and more. Most plant groups have species in the family that are epiphytes, and with their lower nutrient and water requirements, epiphytes tend to do well kept as indoor plants.
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