How To Improve Plant Drainage with Cans

Written by: Brent Holland
DIY Specialist
(800) 375-3403

Some potted plants require a lot of drainage, and it can be tricky to get the right amount so your plant can thrive. Try this technique using empty soda cans.


Planter or pot, soil, plant, empty soda cans

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1:

Crumple several empty soda cans.

Step 2:

Place the crushed cans in your pot. The more cans you place in, the more drainage your plant will receive.

Step 3:

Pour potting soil on top of the cans.

Step 4:

Add your plant and fill in any additional space with soil.

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