Why Are My Terra Cotta Pots Turning White?
Author: Verity Webb Date Posted:18 May 2016
If you love your terra cotta pots half as much as we do, then your veranda is most likely covered in them!
Every now and then though, we notice a build up of white powdery residue on the out sides of these pots.
After a little research we discovered what this is and how to best treat it.
Turns out, the clay material that these pots are made from is porous and actually breathes. It allows the natural salts and minerals from our water, to seep through to the outside causing a white powdery build up on the outsides of the pot.
This residue is not harmful and it can easily be removed. Hoorah!
Here are some simple solutions to this residue build up: