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White buildup on my clay pot.

Posted by steve2000 Atl, GA (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 9, 05 at 13:31

I have some white residue building up on the rim of my impatiens clay pot. I'm not sure what it is but it looks like calcium deposit that you'd see in your shower. It isn't appearing on my plastic pot which I water the same way. I'm only using tap water on the plant. But what I don't understand is why its forming on the OUTSIDE of the pot? I just potted this plant like a week ago.

any help would be appreciated.


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RE: White buildup on my clay pot.

Salts oftens build up on the sides of clay pots. It leaches though the sides and when the water drys it leaves the salt behind. You can also wash it off but some will remain behind. Some people think this adds character to the pot.

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