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Maybe a stupid question, but does anyone else have trouble growing things in tiny pots? I don't know if it's just a coincidence, or the kinds of plants I've tried... but it seems like I can get things to grow in pots with a 4" diameter just fine... but everything I've tried in my smallest pot (with a 3" diameter and a little under 2.5" depth) has failed to thrive. The things I've put in it have come from little 2" starters.

Do pots this small just not work, even for little succulents? It's such a cute little ceramic pot with a drainage hole, I'd hate to give up on it...

Maybe a stupid question, but does anyone else have trouble growing things in tiny pots? I don't know if it's just a coincidence, or the kinds of plants I've tried... but it seems like I can get things to grow in pots with a 4" diameter just fine... but everything I've tried in my smallest pot (with a 3" diameter and a little under 2.5" depth) has failed to thrive. The things I've put in it have come from little 2" starters. Do pots this small just not work, even for little succulents? It's such a cute little ceramic pot with a drainage hole, I'd hate to give up on it...

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[–] gold_bee 2 points (+2|-0)

I know the feeling when your beautiful plant won't thrive!

I haven't had a dragon's blood stonecrop but since it's a creeping variety maybe she just doesn't have room to creep with a small pot. A wide, shallow pot, like a planter bowl, would let her grow horizontally.

Anyway, a photo might really help!

[–] SilkySquid [OP] 2 points (+2|-0)

Okay, I went ahead and posted a photo... but I'm pretty embarrassed by how ugly it looks at this point. :P