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Clear Plastic Orchid Pots...in many sizes

$25 minimum order, after discounts but not including shipping

Let's face it, in nature epiphytic plants (orchids, bromeliads, and others) grow with their roots exposed to the open air and sunlight. That encourages photosynthesis in the roots, and prevents them from staying too damp for too long. Without growing them on trees ourselves, we can give them the closest thing to that environment by keeping them in clear plastic orchid pots, which allows the roots to get light and also lets us observe the moisture content of the potting medium to avoid overwatering. Other plants don't care as much about light getting to their roots (in fact many don't like it), but potting in soil instead of bark takes care of that, and being able to check the moisture content visually is still a handy gardener's aid. We offer a wide range of clear plastic orchid pots so your plants can enjoy these benefits themselves.

Some growers of carniverous plants have also discovered the advantages of growing their plants in these clear, well-ventilated pots. They are reporting better growth and reduced fungus for Heliamphora in closed terraria conditions with 100% humidity using the Rand Air-Cone pots, and for Drosera Regia and Drosophyllum lusitanicum (semi-arid sundews) in room air conditions. Some are now testing our SQGNCUV pots as well.

To read more about the how and why behind clear pots, and why they are so beneficial for your orchids, go here.

New, easier to understand pricing, one price fits all quantities. We do have a $25 minimum order but you can mix and match from everything on this website to get to that.


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NEW! Part Number: #2.25NCUVSLOTS
20˘ each any quantity + shipping

2.25 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor
(2 1/4 inch square x 3 1/4 deep)

2.25 inch clear plastic orchid pot for seedlings, with UV inhibitorFor just about anything including vegetables. Much the same as the ones above but a couple of nice improvements. FIRST you will find no ridge around the top, so your labels will slide in nicely now. Then the drainage has been improved just a bit. The slots you can see, but in this picture look carefully and you will also see some tiny bumps in the corners. This means the pot rises above the table to let water out and air in ALL the drain holes2.25 inch clear plastic orchid pot for seedlings, with UV inhibitor


Note: actual size of pot is 2 1/4" square at top, 3 3/16" hi and 1 13/16" square at bottom.

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Part Number: #3.00SLOT
25˘ each any quantity + shipping

3.00 inch clear plastic orchid pot with no UV inhibitor
(3 inch round x 2 3/4 deep)

3.0 inch clear pot with no UV protection

These clear plastic orchid pots are slotted half way up the sides and the whole bottom with a raised center in the bottom for maximum air circulation. This is a new pot in our line from China and has no UV inhibitor. Pots are thicker than normal and if used inside will provide years of service.

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Part Number: #3.25NCUVM
30˘ each any quantity + shipping

135 shipped anywhere in continental US for $58.00

3.25 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor
(3 1/4 inch square x 3 3/4 deep)

3.25 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV protection

Heavy duty clear plastic orchid pot with no lip and plenty of drainage and ultra violet inhibitor. Extremely heavy duty, but very re-usable, with the ultra-violet inhibitor should last a long long time.

Note: actual dimensions 3 5/16" inch square at top x 3 3/4" high x 2 1/2" square at the bottom.

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Part Number: #3.25NCUVS
30˘ each any quantity + shipping

135 shipped anywhere in continental US for $58.00

3.25 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor
(3 1/4 inch square x 3 3/4 deep)

3.25 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV protection

Heavy duty clear plastic orchid pot with no lip and plenty of drainage and ultra violet inhibitor. Extremely heavy duty, but very re-usable, with the ultra-violet inhibitor should last a long long time.

Note: actual dimensions 3 5/16" inch square at top x 3 3/4" high x 2 1/2" square at the bottom.

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Part Number: #3.50NCUV
22˘ each any quantity + shipping

3.50 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor
(3 1/2 inch square x 4 tall)

3.5 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV protection

Great drainage, McConkey's #SR350-1 pot. These 3.5" clear plastic orchid pots are made with the ultra violet inhibitor so they can be used outside in full sun. These are a little deeper than a normal pot and easy to see thru.

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Part Number: #4.0SLOT
45˘ each any quantity + shipping
* Available Now *

4.0 inch clear plastic orchid pot with slots

4.0 inch clear plastic orchid pot with slots

Newly acquired from Taiwan! The manufacturer has assured me they are using a new plastic now that does not deteriorate rapidly. So for you who like the slots idea here we have the first of two new pots for you (the second is the #5.0SLOT below). This one has a tapered riser in the bottom about 1 1/2" in diameter and 5/8" high with slots on the sides of the taper to assist air circulation.

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Part Number: #4.50NCUV
44˘ each any quantity + shipping

4.50 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor
(4 1/2 inch round x 4 1/8 tall)

Plenty of drainage in a light round clear pot so many have been asking for, and besides that it's cute!   Has legs on the bottom to allow better circulation and plenty of holes for drainage.

Pot has neat little cone in the bottom which will enhance the air circulation, providing complete drainage from the center of the mix. These are almost as clear as glass!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4.50NCUV nested in #EJP415STB tray.
 

Part Number: #5.0SLOT
55˘ each any quantity + shipping
* Available Now *

5.0 inch clear plastic orchid pot with slots

5.0 inch clear plastic orchid pot with slots

Newly acquired from Taiwan! The manufacturer has assured me they are using a new plastic now that does not deteriorate rapidly. So for you who like the slots idea here we have the second of two new pots for you (the other is the #4.0SLOT above). This one has a much larger tapered riser in the bottom about4 " in diameter and 1/2" high with slots on the sides of the taper to assist air circulation.

5.0 inch clear plastic orchid pot with slots

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Part Number: #5x5NCUV
56˘ each any quantity + shipping

5 x 5 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor
(5 inch diameter x 5 inch deep)

5 inch clear plastic orchid pot for seedlings, with UV inhibitor

Widely used in the orchid world. These clear orchid pots have big drainage holes on the bottom that cut thru the bottom and side together. McConkey's heavy duty SP5x5NCUV. These clear pots are also made with the ultra violet inhibitor to make them last longer if exposed to the sun. Excellent for Cymbidium and Oncidium type plants.

5x5NCUV nested in #JMCMS558B tray.

5 inch clear plastic orchid pot nested in tray, with UV inhibitor









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Part Number: #5.5NCUV
62˘ each any quantity + shipping

5.5 x 5.5 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor
(5 1/2 inch inch diameter X 5 1/2 deep)

5.5 inch clear plastic orchid pot for seedlings, with UV inhibitor McConkey's #R14CMNCUV - Another clear azalea-type pot made with the ultra violet inhibitor so you can use them outside in full sun if you wish.5.5 inch clear plastic orchid pot nested in tray, with UV inhibitor

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NEW! Part Number: #5.50EXTRA
$1.60 per pot + shipping.

5.5 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor and with extra drainage holes. (5-1/2 inch diameter x 5 inches deep).

Eight 1/2 diameter inch holes in the side and one in the bottom will get the air circulation and drainage to the maximum. That not only means good drainage but excellent air circulation for the pot, a real help with most orchids especially if you like to water a lot.

These pots will last a lifetime. Clean before repotting with 1 to 2 ounces of Clorox in a gallon of water. Rinse and repot.

Also made with ultra violet inhibitor so you can use them outside in full sun if you wish. Strong, heavy duty pot with a substantial lip so you can use any snap on type hanger you want, the pot is strong enough to handle it.

We also sell this pot in green (#RC5.50EXTRA GREEN).

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Part Number: #6.0NCUV
* Available Now *
74˘ each any quantity + shipping
6.0 inch clear plastic orchid pot
(6 inch diameter x 5 1/2 deep)
 
Lots of drainage in this clear orchid pot, 11 holes in the bottom, and the bottom is actually raised above the bottom of the pot so that the drainage is excellent, elevated about 3/8 of an inch. That not only means good drainage but excellent circulation under the pot.
Excellent for Oncidium and their complex hybrids.
 


Part Number: #6.0EXTRA
(8) - 1/2" diameter hole in the sides 
in a staggered pattern 1" and 2" from the bottom.
In stock now.
$1.75 each any quantity + shipping
6.0 inch clear plastic orchid pot
(6 inch outisde diameter top x 5 1/2 deep, 4 1/2" outside diameter at the bottom)
 
Lots of drainage in this very clear orchid pot, 11 holes in the bottom, and the bottom is actually raised above the bottom of the pot so that the drainage is excellent, elevated about 9/16 of an inch. That not only means good drainage but excellent circulation under the pot.
Excellent for Oncidium and their complex hybrids.
Not wimpy pots, sturdy enough for lip hangers and 3 or 4  wire hangers.

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Part Number: #6.50NCUV
77˘ each any quantity + shipping

6.5 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor
(6 1/2 inch diameter x 5 inches deep)

6.5 inch clear plastic orchid pot for seedlings, with UV inhibitor This heavy duty clear pot has five nice large round drain holes in the bottom. Excellent for large cattleya types.

 

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NEW! Part Number: #6.50EXTRA
$1.75 per pot + shipping.

6.5 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor and with extra drainage holes. (6 1/2 inch diameter x 5 inches deep).

Eight 1/2 diameter inch holes in the side and one in the bottom will get you over 5 1/2 square square inches of drainage and air circulation.

These pots will last a lifetime. Clean before repotting with 1 to 2 ounces of Clorox in a gallon of water. Rinse and repot.

Also made with ultra violet inhibitor so you can use them outside in full sun if you wish. Strong, heavy duty pot with a substantial lip so you can use any snap on type hanger you want, the pot is strong enough to handle it.

We also sell this pot in green (#RC6.50EXTRA GREEN).









So how do these work out when used for orchids.  Here's a picture of a plant unpotted in Feb 2014 just to see how it's doing.  It was a mostly bare root plant received from Taiwan in June of 2013.



Pot is full of new roots as you can see,  
the mix is mostly small coconut fiber with some large perlite.  
You can use any mix you like, but because it drains so well
be prepared to water a little more.

 



Here is the mix.

 




A good close up of the new roots, this plant is happy!

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NEW! Part Number: #SQGNCUV
88˘ each + shipping - any quantity

Square clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor

Square Clear Gallon, bottom of pot

5.5 inches square (at the top) and 6 inches deep clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor, but check out the picture comparison. Because it's taller and square it holds more than either the 6.0NCUV OR THE 6.5NCUV.
square clear one gallon plastic orchid pot for seedlings, with UV inhibitor

As you can see, on the left, The Square One holds the amount of material that is in it -- MORE than the 6.0NCUV. On the right it holds that much more mix than the 6.5NCUV. I filled the SQGNCUV then from it I filled the 6.0NCUV and had that much left in the SQGNCUV, filled the SQGNCUV again and from it filled the 6.5NCUV and that is what's left on the right side.

Perfect for cymbidiums, paphiopedilums, phrags, phalaenopsis, epidendrums, reed stems, etc etc. Fits the JMCMS558B trays shown below perfectly.
square clear one gallon plastic orchid pot for seedlings, with UV inhibitor

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Part Number: #7.50NCUV
$1.35 each any quantity + shipping

7.5 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor
(7-1/2 inch diameter x 5-1/2 inch deep)

7.5 inch clear plastic orchid pot for seedlings, with UV inhibitor

First, I used to know of no clear pot anywhere that would accommodate a large orchid like a Cattleya. I have lots of Cattleyas growing in the 5 1/2 size showing great roots, now I have three to pot them on in. Also great for large Oncid's and the like. Now equipped with the ultra violet inhibitor. 

We also sell this pot in Green, with or without extra holes, see the Round Colored Pot Page for 5 1/2" dia., 6 1/2" dia., 7 1/2" dia., 8" Dia. Bulb Pan, 8 1/2" dia., & 10" Bulb Pan.

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NEW! ~ Part Number: #7.50EXTRA
$2.35 per pot + shipping.

7.5 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor and with extra drainage holes. (7.5 inch diameter x 5 1/2 inches deep).

Eight 1/2 diameter inch holes in the side and one in the bottom will get you over 5 1/2 square square inches of drainage and air circulation.

These pots will last a lifetime. Clean before repotting with 1 to 2 ounces of Clorox in a gallon of water. Rinse and repot.

Also made with ultra violet inhibitor so you can use them outside in full sun if you wish. Strong, heavy duty pot with a substantial lip so you can use any snap on type hanger you want, the pot is strong enough to handle it.

We also sell this pot in GREEN(#RC7.50EXTRA GREEN).

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NEW! Part Number: #8.50NCUV
$1.60 each + shipping - any quantity

8.5 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor
(8 1/2 inch diameter x 6 1/2 inch deep)

8.5 inch clear plastic orchid pot for seedlings, with UV inhibitor

First, I used to know of no clear pot anywhere that would accommodate a large orchid like a Cattleya. I have lots of Cattleyas growing in the 5 1/2 size showing great roots, now I have three to pot them on in. Also great for large Oncid's and the like. Now equipped with the ultra violet inhibitor. big, sturdy and tough this pot will allow you to check the root systems on the larger orchids and allow better light and air circulation to the root systems.

This pot is a little different in that it has short legs on it so the water drains better, and the air can get under the pot for better circulation.

8.5 inch clear plastic orchid pot for seedlings, with UV inhibitor

We also sell this pot in Green, with or without extra holes, see the Round Colored Pot Page for 5 1/2" dia., 6 1/2" dia., 7 1/2" dia., 8" Dia. Bulb Pan, 8 1/2" dia., & 10" Bulb Pan.

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NEW! Part Number: #8.50EXTRA
$2.60 per pot + shipping.

8.5 inch clear plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor and with extra drainage holes. (8 1/2 inch diameter x 6 1/2 inches deep).

Eight 1/2 diameter inch holes in the side and one in the bottom will get you over 5 1/2 square square inches of drainage and air circulation.

These pots will last a lifetime. Clean before repotting with 1 to 2 ounces of Clorox in a gallon of water. Rinse and repot.

Also made with ultra violet inhibitor so you can use them outside in full sun if you wish. Strong, heavy duty pot with a substantial lip so you can use any snap on type hanger you want, the pot is strong enough to handle it.

We also sell this pot in green (#RC8.50EXTRA GREEN).

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TWO LARGE CLEAR PLASTIC ORCHID POTS -- MADE TO LAST

This took some doing, some persuading, some storage, some $$, and a good effort by a lot of people. These are two new pots we are manufacturing for the "Clear/Translucent Pot With UV Protection" collection. Both of these will grow large plants, especially orchids in the specimen sizes. Cymbidiums, Cattleyas, Phals, Dendrobiums, Epidendrums, Oncidiums and the like will especially like the strong heavy pot to hold them upright. These will last you for years and years. Re-use them, no problem. I have had some of these in black kicking around for 20 or more years.

Part Number: #12X9NCUV
$8.80 each any quantity + shipping

12 x 9 inch translucent pot with UV inhibitor

 12 x 9 inch clear plastic orchid pot for seedlings, with UV inhibitor

12 inch diameter x 9 deep, heavy duty, sturdy translucent pot. Because these are big and sturdy, they are a lot thicker and require a good amount of the UV inhibitor to make them last. If they were completely clear they would be very brittle, for max strength like this you can still see thru them to check the roots and look for moisture. That's a Dr Thunder bottle inside this one and you can still read the label.

I grew six pots of these with 3 strawberry plants each.  I placed each on another of the same size but black and upside down. This made a great strawberry patch.  I could pick strawberries without bending much, the birds could not get the berries because they hung over the side for the most part, and since the birds are not hummingbirds they couldn’t eat the berries.   Easy to keep the bugs off with Sluggo cast about and even after being covered with snow a foot deep, they ALL came back and produced berries this year.  I found it much easier to keep the weeds, birds and bugs away, easier to water and easy to have a nice supply of berries all year.  It’s mid October in Oregon and we are still picking berries.

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Part Number: #14X10NCUV
$12.00 each any quantity + shipping

14 x 10 inch clear (translucent) plastic orchid pot with UV inhibitor

14 x 10 inch clear plastic orchid pot for seedlings, with UV inhibitor

14 inch diameter x 10 deep, very heavy duty excellent sturdy translucent pot, should last you a lifetime, good-looking and sturdy and you can watch as the roots progress. Helps you know when to water, when NOT to water and when it's time to repot it will be self evident!!

These clear/translucent orchid pots are terrific for Sobralia, Phals and the like.

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Ray Rand Clear Plastic Air Cone PotsRay Rand Clear Air Cone Pots Air Cone Pots are now made with an Ultra Violet inhibited plastic to last longer. Every pot, no matter what size, has the same basic shape as you see here. The lines on the bottom of the pot indicate the bottom is slightly slanted upward to the cone in the middle.

In a Rand Air Cone pot, air comes in through the slots in the side and then flows towards the middle, and also enters the cone through the bottom. This insures more even air flow and helps the center of the pot, generally the hardest spot to get dry, to keep up with the rest of the pot.

Ray Rand Clear Air Cone Pots

The full set of Rand Air Cone pots. 2", 2˝", 3", 4", 5", 6". Made heavy-duty for long use, as you can see here. Note: when repotting, use a 1% solution of Clorox in water (1.25 oz. of unscented bleach per gallon of water) and they will clean up like new!

Part Number
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Size and Price
2" Air Cone
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2" x 2 1/2" pots are 60˘ each
2˝" Air Cone
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2˝" x 3" pots are 80˘ each
3" Air Cone
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3" x 3 1/2" pots are $1.00 each
4" Air Cone
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4" x 4 1/2" pots are $1.25 each
5" Air Cone
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5" x 5 3/4" pots are $2.00 each
6" Air Cone
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6" x 7" pots are $2.55 each
Prices above do not include shipping. Please email for shipping estimate.