Other method of ensuring that the water is available is by keeping a plate or container below the pot so that the water is available as the water inside the pot will slowly dry up .
Many of the more expensive pots in the market which are costing Rs 40 or more for small sized pots usually have the plastic plate below, The plants which are kept in pots in offices, banks and shops are also having the plate below , so that the surroundings do not become dirty when the plant is watered
A problem faced for this method is that birds and other animals may drink the water and there will be less water available for the plant, especially in summer. These birds will also damage the plan. The lower plate has to be removed during the monsoon