It’s around this time every January that I start hoarding new houseplants. I was able to resist rex begonias for months and months, but I caved this weekend and bought a few. Now for the real problem- I’m all out of terra cotta empties and bored of just about every other option. I’ve been picking up old tin cans at thrift stores for nick-nack storage, but with a few holes popped in the bottom, they make adorable (and affordable) planters. -amy m.
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What you’ll need:
– Several tin cans
– hammer and nails
– plant to be repotted
– potting soil
– saucers for underneath cans
- With a hammer and nail, punch a few holes in the bottom of each can.
- The holes allows for drainage, a necessity in preventing stagnant water from rotting your plant’s roots.
-Remove your plant and gently loosen the soil surrounding the roots. With the excess soil, fill in the bottom of your can and gingerly place your plant inside, patting down extra soil around the sides. Lightly water and place on saucer.