Choose a Garden Pot

It’s very important to choose the right pot for the right plants! The type of  garden planter you use has an impact on how quickly the soil dries out, how well the plant grows, and how safe the roots are. The most crucial aspects of  maintaining healthy plants are water and light, but the right pot is the cherry on  the top! 

There are three main types of garden pots and garden planters including ceramic/glazed, terracotta/clay, and recycled plastic pots. 

We will go through the benefits of each type of garden pots and planters to give  you a deep insight into what you can choose for your indoor and outdoor garden. 

TERRACOTTA (CLAY) POTS

Since terra-cotta dries out quickly, it’s ideal for succulents and other plants that  don’t like to stay in the water. These garden pots are cheaper than ceramic pots.  They have a neutral color that goes well with plants. They can determine the current moisture level based on the color of the pot. The terracotta can absorb water and get dark in color.

RECYCLED PLASTIC POTS

No matter where you are, plastic pots are the cheapest and easiest to obtain!  Since the majority of plants are sold in plastic pots, amassing a large number of  them quickly is easy. The best part of recycled plastic pots is that you can save all  of the plastic plant pots you buy, wash them, and reuse them. They’re ideal for starting seeds or propagating plants! 

Plastic pots retain water in the soil for much longer than terra cotta pots, so  drainage holes in the bottom of the pot are important to avoid root rot. Designer Pots stocks thousands of round and square premium grade pots, gardening pots, nursery  containers, recycled pots, saucers, and more. Our recycled plastic plant pots are what you need the most. They are durable that you can use year after year, and  are perfect for cost-conscious pot ups or selling plants at retail.

Our recycled  plastic pots are:

EARTH-FRIENDLY 

You can garden with pride knowing that all our products are made with recycled materials that would have either ended up in landfills or blowing into the ocean.

HIGH QUALITY 

Each pot is engineered, molded, and finished with care. Using only the best  quality composition of plastic, concrete, and resin Designer Pots are not only  earth-friendly but superior in every regard. 

WEATHER RESISTANT 

Designer Pots are engineered to withstand the harsh elements the planet throws  at them. Whether that be sun, water, or hail these pots will handle any space; indoors, outdoors, or even alongside walkways where people love to touch and  feel them. 

MODERN 

Our carefully designed range of Designer Plants is made to stand the test of time.  The timeless designs are produced to ensure that no matter the season, or trend  of the day you’ll have a pot that looks truly amazing. 

LIGHT-WEIGHT 

We all know the feeling of going to move a pot and simply being unable to. The  excessive weight of old-fashioned pots prevents us from simply moving them  around into new locations to reflect our current desires. Many old-fashioned pots are over 10 times the weight of Designer Pots for no real reason. You’ll love the  mobility of these pots.

Recycled plastic pots are the cheapest ones available in the market. They are  easily available in a wide range of shapes, colors, and sizes. They are lighter than  ceramic or terracotta garden pots and planters. They are so easy to clean and  reuse. The best and unique part of the designer pots are that: 

CERAMIC OR GAZED POTS

These pots are great for tropical plants and for plants that love to stay in moist  soil. They are so pretty and adorable and can add style to any indoor and outdoor  environment. They can be easily available in every design, shape, or size. They are  enough to keep top-heavy plants from falling over. The only con of these pots is  that they are so heavy that you can’t take them to the washbasin easily to wash  your plants.

5 Standard Pot Sizes and What to Grow in Them

Pots come in a variety of sizes, each of which fits well for different types of plants,  and can be found at your nearest garden store. The diameter of a pot is used to  determine its size. 

  1. 10-inch pots – Pots with a diameter of 10 inches contain two and a half to  three gallons of potting soil. Succulents and herbs, as well as vegetables like  leaf lettuce, strawberries, turnips, beets, small carrots, and flowers like  marigolds and zinnias, work well in this jar. 
  2. 14-inch pots – Cabbage, peas, big carrot varietals, spinach, and hearty leafy  greens like kale, collard greens, and chard can work well in containers with  a 14-inch pot diameter. 
  3. 18-inch pots – Large vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant,  zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes can be grown in 18-inch containers. It’s  also ideal for growing berries, shrubs, cacti, and even miniature citrus trees. 
  4. 24-inch pots – These pots contain 24 gallons of soil and are wide enough to  accommodate large houseplants with a deep root system. If the pot height is tall enough, a fiddle leaf fig tree can fit in a 24-inch pot (tree roots need  room to grow downward). Pomegranate, plum, and dwarf peach trees will  fit in this size pot as well. 
  5. 30-inch pots – Despite their size, 30-inch pots are typically used as nursery  pots for trees that will be planted in the ground. Pear, apple, and plum  trees, for example, will live their entire lives in a 30-inch pot if properly  fertilized. 

Three Key Factors to Consider When Choosing Plant Pots

  1. Drainage
    Whatever container you use, make sure it has enough drainage holes. Plants that  are healthy need not only space to develop but also sufficient oxygen for their  roots. Plants must be able to avoid excess water or they will drown. This may be  the cause of a sour-smelling potting mix. 
  2. Porosity
    Moisture and air can pass through porous containers such as those made of  unglazed terracotta or clay, timber, paper pulp, and other natural materials. What are the advantages of breathable materials? 
    – They allow air to circulate the roots of the plants. 
    – The moisture evaporates out the pot’s rim, cooling the soil and assisting in  the removal of excess water, avoiding root rot. 
  3. Weight
    Moist soil becomes extremely heavy when gets wet. If you pick a heavy container,  moving it around would be more difficult. It’s a good idea to think about the total  weight of each container (soil + pot + plants + water). If you want to be able to  change the look of your garden regularly, choose containers made of lightweight  materials or place them on castors before planting them. Pot selection is critical if  you have insufficient sunshine. Mobile pots can benefit from the sun’s movement,  but not if they’re too big! 

A heavy container, on the other hand, might be a better option for top-heavy or  tall plants if you want stability in a windy or exposed location. Winds blowing over  and damaging pots can be reduced by using a strong heavy pot.

Other Important Factors to Consider Which Are the Qualities of Designer Pots 

Designer Pots have everything you need for your gardens!