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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- They don’t become faded and brittle in the sunlight.
- Can be used for a very long time without any damage.
- Can be used over and over again for as long as you want.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
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.
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
- Affordable and Timely
- Food Safe
- Low Maintenance
Designer Pots have everything you need for your gardens!