June 14, 2016

TIPS TO CARE FOR YOUR FIBERSTONE POTS

If your planning on placing your pots outside, here are some tips for you to maintain the quality of your pots through the seasons:

1.  Drill several 1/2 inch holes in the bottom of the pot for drainage.

2.  Place at least 2 inches of large pebbles or other stone material at the bottom to ensure drainage.

3.  An insert pot is recommended as this keeps ice away from the pot.  It also enables you to quickly change arrangements, if you have an extra insert pot.

4.  If there is no insert pot, then cover the inside surface area with sheets of 3/4 inch foam insulation.  For round pots, use insulation bubble wrap.  Foam and bubble wrap are available at a hardware store.  Insulating the pot helps to prevent cracks from ice buildup.  It also protects plant roots from summer heat.

5.  Use Fiberstone wax - available at Botanico - every 6 months to polish the outer surface area of the pot, using a soft cloth.  It brings back the colour and repels water.

6.  Avoid salt from coming in contact with the pot.

If planning on putting your pots indoors:

1.  An insert pot is recommended.  It also enables you to quickly change arrangements, if you have an extra insert pot.

2.  Use Fiberstone Wax - available at Botanico - using a soft cloth.  It brings back the colour and repels water. 

For any further information, please feel free to contact us directly.

Happy Planting!!