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Do I really need to soak terra cotta pots?

Postby elizabeth24 » May 10, 2011 12:55 am

Since I am going to be using a terra cotta pot to transplant the kalanchoe plant in, do I really need to soak the pot in water first? My reason is that since terra cotta is porous and I am using it for a plant that should not be overwatered, isn't soaking the pot first sort of undoing the reason for using a terra cotta pot in the first place?

What do you think?

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Re: Do I really need to soak terra cotta pots?

Postby Eeyore » May 10, 2011 10:03 am

I don't bother soaking the pots.
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Re: Do I really need to soak terra cotta pots?

Postby elizabeth24 » May 10, 2011 3:47 pm

Good, neither did I. Both my plants are now potted, so thank you so much for your info.

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