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This is a discussion on Drilling holes in clay pots.... within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I was thinking of getting a net pot but thought it may not hold enough ...
I was thinking of getting a net pot but thought it may not hold enough moisture since the plant has been in clay pots all of it years with me. I still want to get some though.
I was a mad driller this morning, that tile bit i purchased that is designed to drill holes simply amazing! Everything went perfectly until I got to the second to last hole, I bit of the pot chipped/flaked off around the hole. I soaked the pot overnight which may have made it too soft. It still came out amazing, i can't wait to transplant my Sherry Baby after her/his 3 spikes flower and fade, Yay!
I've used a plain masonry bit with success. I've made several fountains out of large pots. What helped me was keep water running at the site of the drill spot I was working on.
Not a bad idea, but I do like the look of the clay pots also, very little tip over in the clay pots. The orchid is currently growing over the edge of the 8" pot so i would need a pretty big plastic container. I may try that with some of my smaller orchids. I just bought some seedlings, may try that with them.
I've drilled and used masonry blades on circular saws to 'slash' pots many times.
my cyms love these pots