photo from Desire to Inspire
What caught my eye however was something I've realized about IKEA's one size fits all sub-irrigation planter (see previous post). It's too large for most of the plants they sell.
This planter is clearly too large for the plant installed and more than likely it will decline and die over time from over watering.
I realize the plant may have been “staged” for the photo in this location but there is also not enough light to ensure its survival. The combination of low light and an oversized sub-irrigation planter is a sure killer.
This is one of the reasons "self-watering" planters get an undeserved bad reputation in the consumer market. IKEA should do two things: provide much better consumer education about sub-irrigation and offer several sizes of this planter or some other design.
Incidentally, this plant would most likely fit comfortably into a sub-irrigation pop bottle planter (2-liter size), which could be concealed in a decorative cachepot. Now that would work! Just more light please!
Via: Desire to Inspire