Clay vs Plastic.

LeafheadMarch 24, 2013

I have a Clivia Golden Dragon that I want to repot when it is done blooming. Which is better for Clivia, Terra Cotta or plastic?

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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

It depends partly on your potting mix. I use the Gritty Mix that is popular in the Container Gardening forum for mature clivias. It is very heavy, and it drains fast. I use plastic pots for most of my mature clivias using that mix. For younger or smaller clivias, I prefer clay because it dries out a little faster and there is less risk of soggy soil and root rot. The discussion I link to below has changed the way I care my clivias and greatly improved my results. The potting mix you choose makes the biggest impact on your success.

Here is a link that might be useful: Container Soils -- Water Movement and Retention

This post was edited by Ohiofem on Wed, Mar 27, 13 at 1:03

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 1:02AM
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I have a mix which is roughly 50/50 Perlite and peat. It seems to drain well c my other plants. I was thinking of repotting it into a clay pot. Should I add sand to my mix, or is that a good combination?

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 11:22AM
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