If you want to try making your own pots for succulents, polymer clay can be a great option! Polymer clay is water proof, so you’ll want to add a drainage hole to allow water to flow out of the pot. … This will ensure your succulents will be happy in their personalized homes.
Furthermore, are clay pots good for bonsai?
This results in a pot with clay that is more porous and allows water and water salts to leach through the walls of the container. Such pots are generally unsuitable for bonsai use because they discolor quickly, decompose easily and are subject to freeze damage during the winter months.
In this way, should bonsai pots be glazed?
Generally the bonsai tree pots are fired twice. The first firing process, called bisque firing, takes place at approximately 800 – 900° C. Afterwards a glaze can be applied, if desired. The second firing process (stone ware firing) must go up to 1200 – 1300° C in order to achieve perfectly frost-resistant pots.
Can you get polymer clay wet?
As polymer clay is a waterproof oil based material it can get wet, either in it’s baked or unbaked state. Water can however make the clay a little more brittle, if a design is submerged after baking.
Trees in plastic pots faired much worse than those in terra cotta. I tend to use terra cotta pots for growing my bonsai stock, however, these pots are very porous and not fired at extremely high temperatures and therefore susceptible to break during freezing temperatures.
While shallow containers help dwarf juvenile bonsai trees, they’re also helpful once you’ve achieved your final style. Because trees grow slower with constricted roots and limited soil, planting a “finished” bonsai in a shallow container helps make it easier to maintain the desired shape.
A plastic Bonsai pot has the added benefit of being a sturdy environment for your young Bonsai to grow in until it is ready for a more permanent and elegant potting home and gives you peace of mind during the earlier stages of growth.