Complete Newbie....AV pot questions
I recently got myself an African violet from a nursery - they only had 2 and both were parched and dying. I got the less dead, re-potted it, and got a tray with pea gravel to water it by. I feed it every watering with a very diluted liquid feed. In 6 weeks it has gotten a lot bigger and looks happy. I was so heartened by this that I ordered 4 more from the Violet Barn, and today went to Home Depot to buy real AV pots for them. Hence my questions:
Folks, these are double pots, outside/bottom pot to put water in, inside/top one to put the plant in....
Why don't they have holes on the bottom? It says they're porous but I can't see how a plant can get water through a solid wall. I put water in the pots and it doesn't seem to have seeped though in an hour or so.... I don't want to lose the beautiful plants I've ordered from Violet Barn.
Can you just put the food in the water of these bottom pots, and it'll seep up through the solid top pot?
Thanks for any guidance. These are beautiful plants.