How To Improve Plant Drainage with Cans

Written by: Milan Rosan

Diy Specialist
Follow Brent's step-by-step instructions to improve plant drainage

  • Tools/Materials
    • Planter or pot
    • Plant
    • Empty soda cans


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.


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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