If you are searching for indoor plant pots, you don’t know what to look out for. Here are five tips to help you choose the best indoor plant pot for your needs and use it correctly.
Choose the right pot
While you may be thinking of buying a standard planter, there are many options. So that you can choose the right indoor plant pot for your space, we have listed all types of indoor pots.
Standard poster These are the pots that everyone loves and knows. They are also known as ‘cache pots’ (French for hiding the ugly pots that you bought your plants in).
Stand is a regular planter, but with legs. To create more interesting scenes, stands can be used to raise your plant higher in the air.
The plant hanger is a common type of planter. It hangs mostly with ropes from the ceiling and adds a lot to your garden. If you already have a good collection of standard planters, this is the one to choose.
Wall planters These are wall planters that can be hung directly on the wall, without the use of a shelf. These planters can be as simple as they are or more complex. If you have a public space such as a hotel, this might be too much for your interior.
Choose indoor plant pots that have the proper water drainage
You need to choose a pot that has the correct drainage system. Water cannot flow as freely inside your home as it can out.
Waterproof Planters: These pots do not have any drainage. This pot is ideal because it doesn’t allow water to escape. However, your plant may get sick if you give it too much. Often made of metal, plastic, or ceramic.
Porous pots are made of porous materials, which allow water to escape. Planters like these can’t be given too much water, but they must be covered with a protective saucer to keep your interior safe. These planters are often made of concrete or unglazed terracotta.
Planters with holes: These pots have a hole at the bottom that lets the water drain away. To collect excess water, you will need a saucer if you are using this pot indoors.
Self-watering planters: This is a planter with a system that returns water from a reservoir if the soil begins to dry up. It is possible to leave your plants in them for up to 2 weeks without adding water. This is great for vacations.
Choose the right material
Pots for indoor plants don’t have to withstand the elements and can stay looking great longer. We look at the pros and cons of each material.
Terracotta – Terracotta (unglazed, baked clay) is becoming more popular indoors. If you’re looking for an inexpensive indoor planter that will develop a natural patina and have excellent water drainage, a Terracotta indoor pot is the best choice.
Concrete concrete has the same properties as terracotta. Concrete pots are often coated with additives to make them waterproof. Concrete can be recycled 100%, which is a benefit. Concrete designs are often simpler than terracotta indoor plants.
Ceramics – ceramics can be described as Terracotta with a durable and thin glass coating. They are also stain and water-resistant. These are the best choice if your planter needs to be washable.
Plastic is a modern alternative to ceramics. They are lighter and easier to clean. You should ensure that the plastic you choose is easily recyclable.
Metal: metal can also be painted to prevent dirt and water from entering. These plants are usually the most expensive and can be very harmful to the environment. They can last a long time, which is a huge plus!
These are composite materials that combine materials from different types to achieve the best properties. To give our planters a stone appearance, we use a Gypsum composite. It is also waterproof.
Choose the right size
It is crucial that your plant receives the correct size planter. You could cause stress to your plant. You can keep your plant in a plastic container and choose a pot that is just a little larger than the container. You can give your plant more space by buying a plant container that is 5-10cm larger than the plastic container. Most plants need to be repotted every one or two years.
Fill your indoor plant pots correctly
Once you have selected the best indoor plant pot for you, it is time to add your favorite plant. If your planter has a hole in its bottom and is not made of porous materials, you can keep your plant in the plastic container and then place it as a whole inside the indoor plant pot. The height of the pot means that there is still an inch between the bottom and the surface of the plant. This allows water to remain in the pot without affecting the plant’s health. Even worse, you can still pour water from the pot if you give too much.
Alternatively, you can also keep the container for growing in this place. You can also fill the flowerpot’s bottom with stones, shells, or even shards from a terracotta container so there is still some water.
Then, add some earth to the bottom of your planter, possibly on top of the rocks. Fill the planter with soil until you have a third of it filled. The root ball of your plant is then placed on top. You then fill the pot with soil. A thin layer of soil can be sprinkled on top.