Almost any container can be used as a planter as long as it is the appropriate size. According to the horticulturalists at the University of West Virginia, most plants need a pot that is at least 6 inches in diameter and 8 inches deep. If your plant is larger than average, your Arabic pottery plant container must be large enough to support it at its mature size. If you are unsure if the container is a suitable size, make a trip to your local garden center and double check with the experts there.
Drill four to six evenly spaced holes in the bottom of your Arabic pottery piece. Use a marker to mark the spaces where you want to drill. Place the bit on the mark, then drill a hole through the bottom of the planter.
Wash the pottery piece with soap and water. Rinse it thoroughly and dry it.
Fill the planter with moistened potting soil or the planting medium appropriate for your plant.
Remove the plant from its container. Brush off the excess soil from the roots. Then gently pull them away from the root ball with your fingers. Prune any roots that are withered, broken or mushy.
Plant the plant in the Arabic pottery container at the same depth that it was growing in its previous container. Do not cover the roots with more than 1 inch of soil.
Water the plant until water drains out of the drainage holes in the bottom of the pottery.