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My favorite - Terracotta pots
(Grand Forks, B.C.)
My Aloe collection in Terra Cotta Pots
I love growing succulents in terracotta pots - they have the perfect blend of weight to stop the heaviest of my plants from tipping over, and permeability so the roots can get oxygen and also excess moisture can escape.
Almost all of my collection is now grown almost exclusively in these rusty orange beauties - finding them is the tough part.
I scrounge them from other gardeners who have given up on them in disgust (they're no good for growing any other kinds of plants but succulents) so they sit discarded and dusty in a garage or barn until I find them, and give them a new home and an important purpose.
Also look for terracotta pots in garage sales, thrift stores and in the recycle center.
Don't worry if they look dirty and covered in old fertilizer salts - a soak in some warm water with a dash of pickling vinegar will clean them up, and they'll be ready for planting with succulents in no time.
See more about terracotta clay pots here.