I have a small collection of violets (7-10 plants) of various sizes. Up until now I've been using the soaking method (letting the plants sit in water for a few minutes to water from the bottom up). I've had mixed results with this. Many of my violets are due for replanting and I was thinking about going to some of the self-watering pots.
Are these recommended? They go against the normal practice of not having sitting water around plants. They do seem like they would make the watering process much easier to manage and take less time.
The other petpeeve I have with violet pots is most are very ornate and covered with color/flowers. I want very simple, plain pots as the actual flower should draw your eye. Most vendors do seem to have "plain" pots, especially the self watering type.
Can anyone recommend a good pot for growing violets?