I have decided to get a few plants for my office desk. However, one thing still eludes me.
Plant pots usually have a drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. If I keep the plant on my desk, how do I water it without making a mess?
I thought of putting another container (like a saucer) under the pot with gravel or pebbles to raise it up. But then, excess water would just remain in the saucer and maybe cause fungal growth. There is very little moving air in the office so I doubt whether it will all evaporate.
Will I need to regularly move my plant to drain/clean the outer container? That may be impractical given our "open" office plan and messy desks.
Am I missing something? Is there a better way that I haven't thought of?