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Crew Easy Trim Potting Drainage Mesh - Long 30cm x 10cm

$1.49 NZD

"I have used these now for both small and large pots that have the drainage holes. I love them. When excess water drains, it is nice to not have the soil coming out, too." JJ

"If you are a plantaholic, like me, buy these. They are so handy when potting your houseplants. They are sturdy. They can be used many times, as they don’t become rusted." @michelle_adsit

"I like to add one to the bottom of every pot with a drainage hole! Otherwise I lose dirt out the bottom. This helps everything stay contained. The mesh can be trimmed to any size you like." @rachael_h

Use this handy Pot Drainage Mesh to cover drainage holes simply and quickly when potting and repotting, helping prevent soil loss without blocking drainage holes, keeping soil free-draining.

Made of sturdy plastic. Won't rust or degrade. Reusable over-and-over. Firm but easy to trim with scissors or snips. Starts out 30cm long x 10cm wide, ready to trim to suit any size and enough for multiple pots. Change the shape. Round. Square. Small. Large. Anything you like! Easy to customise. Fine mesh holes measure just under 3mm gaps. You can use a doubled-up layer when using extra-fine substrate. Popular for Bonsai also.

Much better for your plants compared to adding a 'drainage layer' of pebbles or bark, plus a good excuse for a timely reminder... 

 Adding a layer to the bottom of the pot has been shown to INCREASE water retention, increasing the risk of root rot (see myth #1 here). Don't risk it. Use potting mesh instead.

These are part of our Crew Essentials range of basics for plant hobbyist that make caring for your plants easier, and your plants happier and healthier. Also includes watering cans, spray misters, soil moisture meters, mini propagation pots and more.

Although cheap, these are not intended to be thrown away. We hope you'll be mindful and re-use them every time you repot.

Shipping and Delivery


Flat rate shipping is $5.50 nationwide (or $9.50 for rural). Add as many products to your order as you like without paying anything extra for shipping. The only exceptions are plants and fragile or oversize products (like handmade pottery and coffee table books), which have their own rates. 

For $2 you can upgrade to signature required. Well worth it for anything valuable or limited edition that can't be replaced. Choosing signature required also gives both of us the ability to claim if anything goes wrong with the courier. Signature required is flat rate $7.50 nationwide (or $12.50 for rural).


Everything showing in stock online, is in stock right here, right now, in Auckland NZ, ready to pack and ship. No drop shipping from other countries. No delays.



Orders ship every week-day, Monday to Friday (except plants which only ship Mondays and Tuesdays). For everything else, if you order before 8pm Sunday through Thursday, your order's likely to be on the courier at 8am first thing, the next morning. Zoom zoom!


Normal delivery is 1 to 2 working days. Some regions can take longer, 3 to 4 working days is normally the longest wait, depending on where you're based (I'm based in Auckland).  

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"Anna was brilliant. Order placed and sent the next day. Received in awesome packaging. Couldn’t ask for more... will definitely use you again and again and again. Highly recommend." Scott Guthrie 

Why choose to buy from Love That Leaf?


When you buy from me you're supporting a local, small, family business. Love That Leaf is a registered NZ business, based in Auckland. 


You'll also get your goodies super fast. Everything showing in stock on the website is right here, in stock, ready to ship to you. I ship daily, Monday to Friday. If you order by 8pm Sunday through Thursday, your order will be normally be on the courier at 8am the next morning. Zoom zoom!


I stand by everything I sell and will always help put right anything that goes wrong. When you choose to buy from a registered NZ business (like me), you're also covered by the Consumer Guarantees Act, unlike overseas purchases or private sales, where you can end up stuck with no rights if anything arrives damaged or stops working.


I won't go AWOL on you. I'm here for support and advice anytime.  I'm very happy to help, even if you haven't bought from me yet. A lot of lovely people helped me along my plant journey, and I want to pay it forward. Please don't hesitate to ask for help. 


"Super impressed with this business. Something that is lost nowadays, is customer service. This however is not the case with Anna from “Love that Leaf”. Very happy with my purchase, very happy with the product information provided and very happy with the quick shipping and great packaging. Thanks!" Melayna Anderson

"By far the best customer care I've had in a long time. Website is such a wealth of information and the email with instructions for use after my purchase was fantastic. The pipette for measuring the correct amount was such a great inclusion, and the personalised message on the package was very cool. Definitely my go to shop for plant supplies now. Thanks Love That Leaf! A+++" Karyn Wilson