February: Drainage

Indoor plants need to be grown in pots with good drainage.  The drainage hole should be covered to avoid the growing medium from washing out.  Paper coffee filters and sections of old pantyhose are excellent choices for covering the drainage holes.  Both will allow the excess water to drain but hold in the growing medium.  It is not necessary to place a layer of pebbles or broken crockery in the bottom of the pot.

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