clay pots vs. ?

Jeff Privette privette at
Mon Dec 12 18:08:27 EST 1994

I've only subscribed a short time, so I apologize
if this issue has been recently discussed.  I am
getting ready to repot some house plants (ferns, brazillian
iris, spider plants), and if I remember correctly from
the old 4-H days, clay pots are preferable since they
"breathe".  Is this the current convential wisdom?  It
would seem that for an 8" pot and commercial potting
soil, the breathing rate of a clay pot might be unimportant.

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