This may seem really basic if you’re someone that has a green thumb but I learned something when I was transferring my plant into a new pot and thought to myself – I never knew that! Do other people know that?
I visited my local florist, Crown Flora to pick out a pot for my little plant. I had never been to their store before and had been following them for a while on Instagram and was just dying to see what their space was like. It was as white, bright and cute as I imagined and had lots of great pot options. I had picked up my plant from IKEA a while back and although it is probably not the best place to be purchasing your plants I didn’t want to risk killing an expensive one. I do have two fiddle fig plants that are now thriving after being on the verge of death! So after picking up my plant, and finding a pot that I liked I thought I was set to go! Just chatting with the lady at the store, I thought I should check if there’s a step that I’m missing or if its as simple as plopping the plant from one pot to another. Well good thing I asked! The pot that I had chosen, didn’t have any holes at the bottom for ventilation and therefore if I overwatered the plant (which embarrassingly enough, I have done), it could sit and rot in water of the pot and inevitably die. So she suggested I pick up some rocks to create an area at the bottom of my pot where the water can sit and the plant can drink up if needed.
So once you’ve created a little layer of rocks it is now as easy as plopping the plant from one pot to the other. And there we have it – my little plant is finally out of the ugly plastic pot it came in and looking pretty. I followed the direction on the sticker for the dimensions of the plant’s new home and it looks a bit small but hoping that it survives!