Gardens Water lily pots
are water lily pots always perforated?
allows a free flow of water through the potting soil and root system
and prevents this area from becoming anaerobic. Anyone who has knocked
a water plant out of a hard pot will know what an anaerobic root
system smells like (and it's not pleasant!).
Older baskets may require
lining with hessian or coconut fibre to prevent the soil from seeping
out, but all the modern water plant baskets require no lining.
Gardener, Issue 91, 2002, Page 20
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.