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New design TEKU Clear Nursery Pot - 16.5cm x 14.5cm (from $1.90 each)
Once sold out, due back in stock Spring '22 - see the Rain Clear 15cm x 14.5cm or Rain Clear 17cm x 15cm instead if sold out
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Called the 'TEKU 17cm' but they 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 (the new design TEKU pots have an extra wide 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 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's Orchid Pots, TEKU's 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. The TEKU clear pots are also less rigid, not quite as thick, and more 'squeezy' that the more robust Elho, but both are made to last. Definitely not single-use throwaways.
What cover pots do they fit?
This 16.5cm size fits all the 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
I'm giving myself brownie points for getting another song title in. 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 they're both famous for their bottoms).
The new design TEKU pots have amazing drainage. This is the largest size, which has 25 drainage holes of different sizes and heights to avoid a perched water table. It also has extra holes you can push stakes and supports through for extra stability for climbers.
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 in the middle 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.
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. Check out the complete Leca guide here
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 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).
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