The plan has established its root system and is now growing in the potting mix, in the Down Under Pot. It is the design of the pot and the established root system of the plant that keep both the plant and potting mix from falling out when the Down Under Pot is inverted and hung … Read moreWhy doesn’t the soil fall out when I hang the pot upside down?
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One of the design features of the Down Under Pot is an internal reservoir at the base of the pot. The reservoir catches water where the root system is developing, thus feeding the plant and providing the root system with a wall upon which to anchor. If the plan is watered moderately, and is required … Read moreWhy doesn’t the water run straight through the down under pots, washing the potting mix out?
Yes, but plant something compatible in consideration of the plant that is growing upside down at the base of the pot. Your Down Under Pot is well suited for growing combinations of herbs – for example, you may establish your favourite herb in your pot, following the standard planting procedure, and having inverted and hung … Read moreCan I plant something in the top of the Down Under Pots as well?
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It is advisable to begin with the type of plant you like and grow best … miniature roses, fuschias, lobelia, campanula, impatiens, succulents, herbs, miniature tomatoes. It is important to select a plant which grows upwards towards the major light source when in the ground or in a normal flower pot. Avoid trailers and climbers … Read moreWhat are the best plants to grow in Down Under Pot?
Whenever you relocate a plant, you will notice that it wilts a little – it needs time to re establish its root system in the new Down Under Pot. When you see that the plant is established in the Down Under Pot invert and hand it using the fitted wire- establishment time does depend on … Read moreHow long will it take before hanging the Down Under Pot?
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When the pot is in the initial established position, sit it in a shallow container to keep the potting mix moist whilst the plant establishes. Once the Down Under Pot has been inverted and is hanging in position, water and fertilise through the top of the pot. There is a deep rim at the base … Read moreHow will I water the Down Under Pot?
If the plan becomes root bound, prune it back after flowering, remove some of the old potting mix from under the handing wire, and will discover that have reasonable access for root pruning. Prune the roots through the top of the post, and then replace the old potting mix with a new lot and the … Read moreIf the plant becomes root bound will I have to break the pot?
It’s a simple process to plant your Down Under Pot.. start the normal way .. with the pot full of soil and plant at the top. Allow the pot to remain in this normal position until you are satisfied that the plant is established – the roots anchored – then invert the Down Under Pot … Read moreHow does it work?