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Rain 15 Clear Nursery Pot - 15cm x 14.5cm - from $1.10 each
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What was I thinking? Now I've gone clear, I have no idea why I bought coloured pots all this time. I love being able to see the moisture level and monitor plant root health without having to disturb my plants to sneak a peek.
Rain Clear Pots now come in 9 sizes. This is the Rain 15, the most popular size for more medium-size indoor plants, measuring 15cm wide across the top x 14.5cm tall and 11cms wide across the base. A perfect size for medium plants. One size up from the standard size most garden centres sell their indoor plants in, making them ideal to pot up into without going too large.
What are Rain clear pots made of?
Rain pots are recyclable (recycle code 5), made of the same type of thermoplastic used for food, for everything from kids lunchboxes to medicine bottles. I prefer this type of plastic for plants because it has:
- High chemical resistance to reduce leaching, making them a better choice when using fertiliser so nutrients stay available to roots and don't build-up over time.
- High heat resistance, handy for sun lovers indoors, and for cleaning with hot enough water to kill any baddies if you ever get pests. Also top rack safe in the dishwasher.
- Great clarity for use when you want to see what's inside, ideal to keep an eye on root health.
- Low moisture loss making it easier to predict when your plants need watering again, and a great option for heated, dry-air conditions like a typical kiwi winter.
- BPA free for peace of mind.
Support ridges for extra strength
Although harder to see once potted up, look closely and you'll see the Rain pots have fine support ridges running down the inside of the pots (they are smooth on the outside). These add extra strength and sturdiness, great for plants on root roids that like to get pushy, like ZZ plants. This design allows for strength while still being thin enough to retain high clarity, so you can easily monitor root health. Still thick enough to reuse over and over. Definitely not a single-use throw-away.
Drainage for water and air flow
I love the simple yet clever drainage design on the Rain pots. 8 decent sized drainage holes for free flow of water with a raised sectional design to increase airflow and reduce the risk of fungi and root rot.
Which cover pots do these fit?
If your plant's roots don't care what pot they're in, but you prefer clear pots anyway for your peace of mind, or you need to protect shelves from water damage (or like to bottom water), just tuck your clear pot into a cover pot.
Rain 15 fit the 18cm Elho covers pots in Brussels, B For Soft and Vibes. You still get a decent amount of breathing room around the edges in the 18cm cover pots so you don't end up with those little fuzzy egg-like fungi setting up home (called saprophytic fungi), which love it moist with low airflow. Not a tight fit, so easy to lift in and out for watering.
i’ve recently switched over to clear pots and it’s true that it’s best for tracking roots. i love being able to have a visual guide on how the roots are growing, instead of being surprised when removing the plant from its pot.
Love these pots so much. The fact that you can see when you need to water is just amazing. No more killing my indoor plants from overwatering
Rain 15 Clear Nursery Pot - 15cm x 14.5cm - from $1.10 each
I'm an over waterer and have had my share of root rot 😫 But now I can see what is going on... I love the clear pots. I have transplanted all my plants to clear now 😍
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