This small planter is perfect for growing health African Violets. The drainage holes are in the sides of the bottom. This allows the user to put water in the drainage pan. The water will be pulled into the soil. This reduces the damage to the leaves ( which don't like to get wet). You just need to make sure to empty the drainage pan once the soil is damp to avoid over watering. You can also use this small pot for cuttings or to start seeds. It is 23 1/4 inches tall. The diameter of the pot is 4 inches.