Norfolk Island Pine Trees
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Explain a pebble tray

Zone 65712 | Anonymous added on December 4, 2019 | Answered

I have my first Norfolk Island Pine and am thrilled. Thank you for the care info. Please explain a pebble tray. My Norfolk is in a sealed decorative pot with the growing pot (drainage holes) inside that. Must I remove the decorative pot & place the growing pot above any water in a container below that for it to continue getting humidity all of the time? Thank you very much! pj stitches!

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    GKH_Susan
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    Answered on December 4, 2019

    If you leave it in the cachepot, be sure to remove the growing pot when you water and allow it to drain thoroughly before returning it to the cachepot. Otherwise, water will collect in the bottom of the cachepot and cause root rot.
    You can set the cachepot on top of a tray filled with pebbles and water if you like in order to raise humidity. The other option is to use the cachepot for a plant that doesn't need the extra humidity and set your growing pot right on the tray of pebbles.

    Here is more info:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/what-is-a-pebble-tray.htm

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