Choosing the right pot for your plants may be accessible once you have mastered the basics of thumb: size, materials, and drainage requirements.
Finding a pot that looks great with your plants and your home can be challenging. It would help if you matched pots and plants based on their visual characteristics. The combination of pool and plant should be in harmony with your home decor.
Even though you have the most stunning plant, if it isn’t in a container that highlights its beauty (even though it has all the drainage requirements and size), it won’t be noticed!
This is how you can think: Picking a plant pot for your plant would be like choosing a dress to wear in person. Some people look amazing in bright colors, while others prefer black. Different dresses are designed for various shapes. Some scarves look great on people with darker hair or darker skin tones. Plants are different; every pot is suitable for some plants.
This article will focus on what you need to look for when choosing a pot for your plants and home.
When choosing a pot to house your plant, let’s consider what you should think.
Before you even consider the style of your home, the first thing to do when selecting a pot for your plants is to determine the correct size pot.
If I’m looking for a pot to hold a plant I have just bought, I always believe in the same size. This ensures the plant adapts to the new space and doesn’t start growing roots.
If your plant is outgrowing its existing pot, you must know what type of plant you’re buying.
You should buy a larger pot if your current pot is smaller than 10 inches in diameter.
Getting a more extensive pool is a good idea if you have a large plant and a pot already more than 10” in diameter. This is the same for fast-growing plants.
It is essential to choose the right type of pot material for your plant.
Terracotta and ceramic pots are porous so plants can thrive there. They also dry faster than plastic and wood pots.
Some plants, however, require a specific type of pot. Orchids, for example, should not be grown in regular pots because they need very little soil and specific root conditions. Instead, some banks are made explicitly for orchids.
Drainage, or lack thereof, is one of the most important aspects of a pot.
Or they will die. Plant roots cannot be kept in stagnant water. A pot with drainage holes makes it ideal. Many beautiful banks don’t have drainage holes or other drainage. These pots shouldn’t be avoided. I have many pools that need drainage holes. It’s easy to keep your plants’ roots hydrated.
You can create your drainage if you buy or intend to purchase a pot that does not have drainage.
Place a half-inch to three-quarters of an in drainage rocks on the bottom of your pot. Then add another half inch of activated charcoal. This will keep roots from rotting. Your plant should be placed in the appropriate soil and then planted.
Your pot size will determine how much gravel and activated carbon to layer. I recommend you avoid small pots with no drainage holes as they don’t have enough room to create drainage layers.
MATCHING PLANT TO POT
After you have determined your plant’s needs, it is time to choose a pot that frames and emphasizes your plant.
The pot you choose for your plant should reflect the color and shape of its foliage. It is not a good idea to buy a loud pot that distracts from the beauty of your plant. It’s the same as buying the wrong frame to hold a painting.
You should avoid brightly colored pots that are too patterned or bright if your plant has variegated and beautiful colors. Only use banks with patterns if your plant has small leaves with intricate designs.