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Can I use a clear glass as a container for houseplants?

I have a quite large clear glass vase, that I would like to transform into a plant pot. What are the problems that may occur? Are there any houseplants that I can grow inside the house, which won’t have a problem with the clear glass?

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You can grow almost anything in a pot or vase but some of the issues are:

  • if there are no drainage holes in the bottom and you plant in soil there is a risk of root rot. Even if you have a drainage layer and soil separator it is tricky to maintain just the right amount of soil moisture.
  • many plants are quite happy to grow in water. This is easy if there are no drainage holes. However depending on light conditions you may find that algae builds up on the inside or that the aesthetic appearance of all those tangling roots is not what you were looking for.
  • glass is a considered to be chemically stable and should be waterproof. Roots don’t care what kind of pot they are in if there is sufficient room for them. Many vases tend to be tall and narrow with smooth sides. This will promote the roots circling around the inside of the vase wall as they grow out. For plans with a woodier stem this can cause the root ball to have a mass of roots at the periphery and none in the middle of the soil ball which makes it harder to keep all the soil at a consistent moisture level

Can I use a clear glass as a container for houseplants? I have a quite large clear glass vase, that I would like to transform into a plant pot. What are the problems that may occur? Are there any

Glass Flower Pot

Botanists have secrets and we must learn them. Did you know some plants perform better when their roots are directly exposed to sunlight? A common example is the popular orchid. Every time I buy one, it dies within weeks. The Life Pot is a clear glass container that shows subsoil growth. That plant’s roots become part of the sculptural element. Don’t worry about breaking it because it’s made from Pyrex glass.

  • Dimensions: 150 x 150 x 170 mm
  • Material: Pyrex Glass
  • Distribution: Sotanosiete

Designers: Jomi Marco & Josep Armengol

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34 Comments

glass pots are not suitable for plants.
they´ll die.

agree, where is the drainage?

the’re is a hole of 5 mm. in the bottom of the pot.

This is a great idea for tropical plants (like the orchid mentioned and the other plant shown). They like their roots being exposed to light.

Just as a word of caution though, many colder whether plants (the types less often kept indoors anyhow) don’t like light getting to their roots.

Really great. Here’s an idea for you: a glass toilet bowl.

so go a head and do it…

believe it or not this already exists.

I think these look awesome!

what is if you coat the glas with a anti uv coating, mostly it’s transparent.
Than schould it work for all plants, because the most thing who dont like sunlight are especially the uv rays.

greetz meetz weedz^^

Actually plants utilise almost the full spectrum of light, not just the UV, so even with UV blocked the roots will still not be happy and the plant will suffer.

Actually plants utilise almost the full spectrum of light, not just the UV, so even with UV blocked the roots will still not be happy and the plant will suffer.

Looks great, but orchids need good drainage and lots of air around the roots, or it will start to rot.

Looks great, but orchids need good drainage and lots of air around the roots, or it will start to rot.

This is not a problem of roots directly exposed to sunlight. Orchids roots are green when they are ok, if they are ‘silver’ you need to water a plant. It’s why orchids are potted in glass-looking pots.
Glass pots has a invasion of algaes brecause of access light to wet area.
Orchids also need a lot more of drying holes. Let’s see any of orchod (phalenopsis) pot.
I appreciate a design, pot inside can be painted or made from colour glass.
A lot of UV is stopped by window glass (and will be stopped by pot glass). It’s why you cannot get brown at home, with closed window 😉

Thanks tellerka for this information..As orchids really need a good care.

Thanks tellerka for this information..As orchids really need a good care.

I love it! People are concerned it wouldn’t work, but if used well I think it could definitely be utilized effectively and a plant could grow healthily in it. And you could also make different variations to maximize the possibility of what type of plants could grow in this.

I want to buy it! How can I do it?

Not Orchids, i would say that it must be from glass, but with atleast 3 holes on the bottom, fr better drainage.

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Are these pots for sale? If so, where can I buy a couple and how much are they? Thanks!

Glass Flower Pot Botanists have secrets and we must learn them. Did you know some plants perform better when their roots are directly exposed to sunlight? A common example is the popular orchid.