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How to Easily Drill a Hole in a Pot With No Drainage (2x speed)

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Let's dig in! * To drill a drainage hole at the bottom of the pot for succulents, you will need a drill with a diamond or ceramic tile bit, a piece of masking tape, and some water. Here are the steps to follow: 1. Place the ceramic pot on a flat, stable surface. 2. Put on safety glasses to protect your eyes from flying debris. 3. Wet the surface of the pot where you want to drill the drainage hole. This will help to cool the drill bit and prevent it from overheating and damaging the pot. 4. Carefully align the drill bit with the spot where you want to drill the drainage hole and begin drilling at a low speed on an angle. 5. Slowly increase the speed of the drill as you drill, applying gentle pressure to the bit. 6. Continue drilling until the drainage hole is made. 7. Once you have your hole drilled, use mesh drywall tape on the inside of the pot to keep your dirt from falling out. Or, if you have leftover window screen material, that works too! 8. Fill the pot with well-draining soil and plant your succulent, making sure to position the plant over the drainage hole. By following these steps, you can easily drill a drainage hole in the bottom of a ceramic pot for your succulents, ensuring that they have proper drainage and can grow and thrive. * Succulents need drainage holes in the bottom of their pots for several reasons: * • Succulents do not like to sit in water. Their leaves are adapted to storing a lot of water to survive drought conditions. Too much moisture can cause root rot which kills the plant. Drainage holes allow excess water to escape and prevent the roots from sitting in water. * • Without drainage holes, water cannot escape and sits at the bottom of the pot. This leads to root rot as the waterlogged roots start to decay. * • Succulents prefer moderately dry soil, not soggy. Proper drainage allows the soil to become lightly moist but not soaked. This is the ideal condition for most succulents. * • Drainage holes ensure good oxygen flow to the roots. Excess water cuts off oxygen supply to the roots. Holes improve aeration which succulent roots need. * • Drainage holes help prevent salt buildup in the pot. Some fertilizers can leave salts behind when the water evaporates. Holes prevent the buildup of these salts at the bottom of the pot. * • Overwatering is the most common cause of succulent death. Drainage holes provide an outlet for excess watering and help avoid overwatering damage. * • Well-draining soil also drains better, even without holes. But holes provide an extra safeguard against root rot for succulents. * Materials Used: (I receive a commission for anything you purchase through these links at no additional cost to you.) Drill: https://amzn.to/3Murlt4 Drill Bits: https://amzn.to/3Up7QUS Mesh Tape: https://amzn.to/3o1dFf6 * Check out the rest of my favorite succulent tools and accessories: https://www.amazon.com/shop/succulentdotcare * For more tips on how to care for succulents and help identifying yours, visit my website http://succulent.care
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