Wish your new houseplant's container was as pretty as the plush green leaves on top? Upgrade the nursery pot's standard-issue camouflage green or terra-cotta orange by swapping it for a brightly colored mixing bowl or coffee mug.
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Do It Yourself: 3 Steps
Choose a vessel that is taller than it is wide and a plant, such as a fern or a philodendron, that flourishes in damp soil.
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Unless you want to break out the drill, fill the bottom third of the container with pebbles to allow for drainage.
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Spread a layer of potting soil on the pebbles so the roots won't touch rock. Set the plant and top off with more soil.