Potting Your Plants With Davines

Davines’ sustainable approach to beauty ensures every product formulated, designed and produced is obtained with 100% clean green energy. The Davines Essential Haircare packaging is sourced respectfully and made from recycled, biodegradable materials and is fully re-usable. To show our support, Hair By The Collective encourages our clients to try reusing these containers for food storage or even little potted plants. Here are some helpful DYI tips to get your indoor garden in full bloom, re-purposing your empty Davines containers into the cutest décor.

Materials Needed:

  • Empty Davines Conditioner Container
  • A Small Plant – Opt for Local Plants, Cacti or Succulents because they require little water and attention.
  • Soil, suitable for chosen plant

Optional:

  • A Drill or Pointed Screw Driver and Tea Light Candle

Before You Pot:

  • Give your empty Davines container a good wash with hot soapy water.

This next step is optional:

  • At the bottom of the container, figure out a way to puncture a few holes. One way is to drill them. Alternatively, heat up the end of a pointy screwdriver using a tea light (about a minute or two) and it easily goes through the plastic. Small holes in the bottom of the container allow the water to drain out and very little soil media is lost.

What is the purpose of a drainage hole? All plants need water to survive. And yet, over-watering is the most common way to kill an indoor plant. Drainage holes allow excess water to seep out of pots after watering, ensuring that water does not pool at the base of a pot, and helping to protect sensitive roots from rot, fungus and bacteria.

Although, we have chosen to puncture drainage holes into our containers, a plant can be planted into a container with no drainage at all. The best solution in this case is to take it to a sink, water it, then after a few minutes turn it on its side for a minute or two to let excess water drain out.

One thing to remember about keeping plants in containers without drainage – A little bit of water goes along way.

Potting Your Containers:

  • Fill the pot with soil suitable for your plant. Make sure to create a little hole in the middle ready for the plant.
  • Remove the plant from its original pot trying to keep as much of it’s original soil around the root and place it into the hole you have created in the new soil and container.
  • Add more new soil around the freshly potted plant and gently press down around the stem to make sure the plant is secure. Be sure not to press too hard.
  • Voila! Just wait a few days before watering so the plant can settle and then, depending on your chosen plant, water occasionally there after.

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