So, it’s decided. You needed a companion, so you got a houseplant. Congrats by the way – buying a new houseplant is always the move. And now your new companion needs a friend, a partner. But not just any partner, a Group Partner. Dirt Bag houses quite a few unique Ceramicists. Mostly sourced locally but sometimes even we have to leave the reservoir to find something special. Enter Group Partner, who quickly found a home on our shelves and is consistently among the top 3 favorites and best sellers. These molded terracotta ceramics by Issac Nichols were hand made in Brooklyn New York until he decided to live the dream and relocate to Europe to continue production there. Today Group Partner is shipped from a family owned factory in Portugal and these beauties continue to take the stage worldwide.
Are you a boob or butt guy?
Why not be both. Don't twist my arm. Add. To. Cart. Group Partner’s infamous boob and bootie pot will age like traditional terracotta and come with drainage holes and saucers that match. Pause. We’re not sure how quickly you read through that last sentence but hopefully it registered that a Group Partner pot checks all the boxes for what you should be looking for when shopping for your plant’s partner. Terracotta – check. Drainage hole – check anddd comes with a matching saucer – check.
Why are drainage holes important? A hole at the bottom of the container is critical. It allows water in the soil to drain freely so adequate air is available for the roots. While various kinds of plants have differing drainage needs, few can tolerate sitting in stagnant water. Wanna know what else matters? Size.
Most houseplants will come in pretty standard sizes – 2.5”, 4”, 6” and 8” nursery pots. When purchasing a pot you want to account for whether or not your plant prefers room to grow or be root bound. A general room of thumb is to buy the size of but also not exceed more than 2”. You won’t want to go wider than the 2” diameter for a few reasons. If you go too big, that means you’ll need more soil. More soil means more moisture when watering. Moisture can become a breeding ground for gnats and is the leading cause in root rot. If you recently purchased a plant and aren't sure what size to get – play it safe and split the difference.
What started as a passion for functional design evolved into work that promotes positive body image, sexuality and a love for plants. And we love to see it. If you’re interested in purchasing a Group Partner terracotta butt pot, visit the Dirt Bag shop in Houston or shop the site pre-order online to ship anywhere nationwide!