Sponges in bottom of flower pot for moisture.

by Grissom
Should the pot have a hole in bottom for drainage?

  5 answers
  • Bijous Bijous on Jun 21, 2018

    Always. Careful of the roots remaining too wet on certain plants with the number of sponges you add. The plants may also weave roots into the sponge and need to be cut out.

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Jun 21, 2018

    Pretty much that answer is always going to be yes. Most plants will not survive well in soil that doesn't have decent drainage

  • Jaynie Jaynie on Jun 21, 2018

    All flower pots should have a hole in the bottom for drainage. I don't understand why they don't. :-)

  • V Valencia V Valencia on Jun 23, 2018

    Add a couple of inches of stones to the bottom of the pot before potting the plant. When watering, be sure not to over water because then the roots will rot. It is definitely better to have a pot with a hole, so you know you are watering thoroughly to the bottom of the pot.

    Depending on the material of the pot, you can sometimes make a hole in the pot with a nail and hammer. If it is ceramic, you can use a proper drill bit to make a hole without breaking the pot.