Tired of Boring Planters? Introducing Cups o’ Flytraps!

You all know my affinity for doll head planters and tea cups for bladderworts, but it doesn’t stop there! I’ve put some of my flytrap clones in ceramic planters as well.

Bailey's face tea cup as a Venus flytrap planter

Bailey's face tea cup as a Venus flytrap planter.

Venus flytrap in a Japanese style ceramic tea cup planter

Venus flytrap in a Japanese style ceramic tea cup planter

Venus flytrap in a unique ceramic planter

Venus flytrap in a unique ceramic planter

The plants seem happy! And I like these WAY better than regular, boring plastic pots. These ceramic planters do take a bit of labor and preparation, though! I got them at local thrift stores at the average cost of $1 each.

None had drainage holes, so I drilled them using diamond-tipped bits specifically made for ceramic tile. Through reading, trial, and error, I learned the importance of drilling slowly and using water as a lubricant. Some planters may have fallen casualty to cracking, and some drill bits may have dulled after one pot!

I first potted these back when dividing and repotting all of my typical Venus flytraps as an experiment. It’s good to see them developing and how the planters compliment the plants themselves! This project has definitely scratched my creative itch!

Which planter is your favorite? Leave a comment to let me know!

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4 comments

  1. Rich says:

    Very cool ideas Maria! The last one is definitely my favorite. The first one, the teacup, looks great too. One could argue that she is winking seductively at an unsuspecting bug and welcoming him to come closer…I’ve decided she is clearly a succubus! haha

  2. Aryn says:

    I knew better, but, I was really hoping for an ice pick & hammer solution to the drainage holes.

    • Maria says:

      Hahaha, sorry to disappoint! If that were the solution, I’m sure my new name would be Three-Fingered Maria!

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