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House plant tray ideas


I've got about 20 succulents to move inside soon. They are all in terracotta pots with a hole at the bottom. They will be going on shelves and a windowsill in our spare room. I don't want to ruin the sill or shelves as they are brand new. 

Any ideas what I can use as plant saucers or trays. What is the easiest/best option? 

I don't want to use plastic ideally. I've just looked at terracotta glazed saucers and like these, but they aren't cheap. 

Looking for inspiration. 



  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489
    I use narrow melamine trays.  They are sold as sandwich/biscuit trays.
    SW Scotland
  • I often use recycled trays from SM purchases, in clear plastic. Just make sure they aren't the ones with holes in!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,119
    I'd go for Joyce's idea. You can get melamine trays very cheaply, especially if you have one of those 'bargain' stores nearby. The supermarkets have them too. They only cost a couple of pounds, and you'd get two or three pots on each, depending on size.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    I'm with you Buttercupdays, I have an addiction to iced buns from the big green W and the tray is perfect for two large pots - I have lots of trays 
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,119
     I have lots of trays 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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