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TEKU 17 Clear Nursery Pot - 16.5cm x 14.5cm - from $1.80 each
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Called TEKU 17 but actually measure 16.5cm wide across the top, are 14.5cms tall, and are 11.6cm wide across the base. The inside measurement across the top is 15cms wide as the new design TEKU have a wider lip for easier removal from cover pots for watering. These are the new design TEKU pots with even better drainage than the Original. Check out the photo of the base on this one!
But wait, there's more...
TEKU pots are like Transformers: More than meets the eye. At first glance you see an extra-clear pot for your 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. Job done. But there's more. What you don't see until you turn it over is the clever base design.
Elho or TEKU or Rain?
Elho's Orchid Pots are thicker, sturdier, UV safe for outdoor and indoor use, and made of recycled plastic. They have a rounded base (Teku do also), to reduce sharp pot edges scratching surfaces. However Elho are not completely clear like the Teku or Rain.
Rain are almost completely clear like Teku are, both being better for monitoring of even delicate, finer roots and of the moisture level, but Rain are thinner and not quite as sturdy as Teku or Elho. They don't have rounded edges like the Elho and Teku do. Rain also have vertical ridged lines running the height of the pot around all sides.
But what really sets Teku apart is the drainage. With root rot a concern all house plant hobbyists share, drainage is a key factor that reduces the risk of root rot. by helping get rid of that dreaded perched water table, while increasing vital oxygen for roots.
What cover pots do they fit?
TEKU 15 fits all 18cm Elho cover pots, including 18cm Elho Brussels, 18cm Elho B.For Soft, and 18cm Elho Vibes which comes in colours including Black, White, Charcoal, Watermelon Rose and more, depending on the range. Shop Elho 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 higher.
All about that base
TEKU is the Kim Kardashian of the nursery pot world. Famous for their bottom. Their base design is surprisingly impressive for a piece of plastic (that's not to say Kim's bum is plastic, just that's they're both famous for their bottoms).
TEKU pots have unique asymmetrical drainage channels which increases drainage and also 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 to avoid a perched water table. No wet feet! Both the tall drainage slots and domed drainage holes help increase aeration.
The new design TEKU pots now have rounded edges to reduce the risk of scratching your nice plant shelves, and a new 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 and climbers, like Orchids and most Aroids, 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 that water level's up to.
What plants are epiphytes?
Clear pots are also known as Orchid Pots for a reason. 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. 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 Orchids, including Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Dendrobium and Oncidium, but there are also Ferns like Bird's Nest and Staghorn, Cacti, Bromeliads, Moss, Aroids, Philodendron and more that grow epiphytically (phew, what a mouthful). 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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