How to choose flower pots?
If you’ve decided to breed or transplant indoor plants, you’ll need a new flower pot.
Let’s take a closer look: How to choose the right flower pot, what material is best, with or without a drainage hole, what a pot is and why you need one.
How to choose a flower pot?
So, you bought a houseplant or just grown, and in the old pot it became cramped. The need for transplanting arises. Specially purchased indoor flowers are often sold for transportation in containers. They simply need to be transplanted into a new pot.
Flower pot sizes
Let’s decide on the size of the flower pot. If the plants are large and mature, with massive leaves, you need a large pot (for example, monster, ficus, clerodendrum).
Smaller flower pots are better suited for plants such as violets, gloxinias, pelargoniums and the like.
Pay attention to the diameter and height of the pot. The height of the flower pot should be at least 1/3 the height of the plant itself.
The diameter of the pot should be as follows: the wider the crown of the plant, the wider the diameter of the flower pot. A pot with a diameter of 20 cm is suitable for plants 30 cm high. Ideal pot parts are kept if the diameter is 2/3 of its height.
If you choose a pot for very tall plants, such as Micta outier, pay attention to the diameter of the base, it should be at least 1/3 the height of the plant.
Flower pots – what material to choose from?
Plants feel especially comfortable in sound and ceramic pots. One of the disadvantages of such a pot is fragility. You need to be careful when falling. When using such pots, they need to be disinfected.
For large plants that stand on the floor, it is much easier to buy a plastic pot than a ceramic one, and it is easier to move the plant in it.
Plastic pots are the most practical and relatively cheap. Businesses today have a large selection of plastic flower pots.
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Choosing the right flower pot
If you are transplanting in order to divide a plant bush, you will need several small pots.
When transplanting adult plants, choose a pot 1.5 to 2 cm larger than the old one. When transplanting plants, occasionally add a new mixture of soil.
When repotting a young plant that is still growing, you need a pot 3 cm larger than the previous one.
Repot fast-growing or large plants, and the next time you repot them after 2-3 years, choose a pot 4 cm larger than the old one.
If you have old flower pots in stock and want to use them, disinfect them and then dry them. Chlorine-containing active agents are suitable for disinfection.
Do flower pots need drainage holes or not?
Flower pots for growing plants should be equipped with drainage holes to drain excess water.
But there are pots that play the role of decorative pots without drainage holes. The main disadvantage of such a pot is the accumulation of excess water on the ground after watering, which leads to rotting of the roots and the development of various diseases.
If you buy a pot without a hole, you can carefully drill it with a drill. The pot should have a hole per 10 cm 2 volume.
Potting pots – how to apply?
Such pots serve a decorative function. Pots consist of different materials: ceramic, plastic, wood.
Flower pots with plants are often placed in a cachepot. Cachepot gives the interior an interesting aesthetic look, but the excess water must be drained each time after watering.
You can put moss between the sides of the planter and the pot to soak up the excess water after watering and gradually evaporate the moisture. If you use a planter to increase humidity, you need to choose a size 3-4 cm wider than the pot that is inside.
A planter – view and choice
Classic pots of pastel or neutral colors can emphasize the beauty of plants.
Bright pots relegate the charm of plants to the background and attract their original appearance.
Monochrome pots bring a certain style to the house, but sometimes the strict selection of a pot of one color or another becomes monotonous and boring.
Many people like to decorate pots with different materials (stones, shells, pearls) and handicraft techniques.
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Choose the right flower pots, and your home flowers will thank you with their beauty, you will bring peace into the house.
What kind of pot to choose for an indoor plant for an indoor plant?
There are many types of flower pots on the market, and it’s time to figure out which one is best. This article compiles the advantages and disadvantages of different types of modern pots. It is called, which pots are more suitable for certain types of plants. Indoor flowers are a great addition to the interior. They delight the eye with a variety of colors and enrich the air in the room with oxygen. And in what kind of pot should you plant a plant to make it feel natural? Let’s find out.
Interior plants in pots. © flozo
What is the difference between pots and cachepots?
Unlike cachepots, with which simple pots are used, flower pots have drainage holes in the ground. The drainage holes are arranged so that water does not stagnate, and this does not lead to rotting of the roots and the formation of unpleasant odor. Sometimes drainage holes are used for bottom watering, when the plant absorbs moisture by its roots from the palette or from the pot in which it is placed.
Nowadays, pots have lost their purpose over time because of economy and race and are being used more frequently than cachepots. This means that they have retained their aesthetic purpose, but have added a functional one, a ship in which the plant grows and develops.
In this article I will detail the most popular and versatile materials for flower pots, which can be used not only for functional, but also for aesthetic purposes.
Ceramic flower pot
Nowadays, technology allows the use of plastic not only as a material directly for the pot, but also the pot of them.
Thanks to technological advances and the work of designers, plastic pots have evolved from ordinary, inconspicuous vessels into true works of art. Due to the plasticity of the material, these flower pots have a rich variety of shapes, sizes and colors.
Plastic flower pot © 55Laney69
Advantages of plastic pots
The advantage of a plastic pot or planter is its lightness. When growing large plants such as ficus, dracena, strelitzia, located on the ground, many choose a plastic pot, which is easy to move if necessary. And when it comes to vertical gardening, you can not do without light planters that can be designed in any size and in any material.
Another advantage of plastic is that it can be shaped into anything from tall flower pots to flat saucers.
Now pots with an automatic watering system have become popular. It is essentially a set of pot and planter. The pot with a water indicator and a special hole for watering is placed in the planter. Such pots allow even the most forgetful to engage in flowering, because it allows you to reduce watering to a few times a year.
There are also medicinal pots. The peculiarity of such a pot is that in its bottom, concave inside, in addition to holes for draining water, holes are made for air circulation. The roots of the plant can breathe, and such a pot does not need an additional layer of drainage.
Plastic pots are convenient, they do not leak water when watering. The richness of shapes, sizes and colors allows you to choose a pot for any interior, and the cheapness of the material makes them available to more buyers.
Modern technology allows the use of plastic pots as additional lighting, or make them glow brightly in the dark. Want to plant your flower in a marble vase, but avoid the hassle and expense of moving? Consider plastic pots.
Plastic pots with internal lighting
Disadvantages of plastic pots
Of the few disadvantages, it should be noted that plastic is an artificial material and does not breathe, which sometimes negatively affects the development of plants, and if overcrowded, rotting of the roots is possible. When growing very large plants, such pots can become unstable.
Ceramic or clay pots
Clay or ceramic pots have been used by mankind to grow plants for over a century.
Advantages of Ceramic Pots
The undeniable advantage of this type of crockery, if it is not glazed, is its naturalness. Due to the porosity of the material, excess moisture will evaporate through the walls of the vessel, the roots of the plant will also be saturated with oxygen.
Unfortunately, fake gypsum has appeared on the market, which does not have any useful properties. You can distinguish them by the sound they make. When lightly struck, the gypsum pot makes a deeper sound than its clay counterpart.
Ceramics, whether simple terracotta or glazed, always give the interior solidity and richness. Thanks to centuries of craftsmanship, the pot can look like an ancient flower pot from the dynasty of Chinese emperors and as a simple cheerful vase with bright flowers.
The clay used to make these pots is a natural material found in nature. The hydrated water contained in such pots serves as an excellent temperature regulator. The plant in such a pot is warm in winter and cool in summer.
Plants growing in such pots feel better. Because of their mass, these pots are more stable and more suitable for growing large plants, including trees.
Ceramic flower pot © G 3
Disadvantages of ceramic pots
Of course, there are also disadvantages to breeding plants in ceramic pots. They are quite fragile and can break if handled carelessly.
Due to the same porosity of the material, the walls of the vessel can cool down greatly during evaporation, which can lead to serious injury or death of the system.
When transplanting a plant from such a pot, the roots adjacent to the inner walls are damaged.
Salt deposits form on the surface of clay vessels, which are very difficult to remove, and the glaze leaves no air.
A wrought iron flower pot in York. © Harry Mitchell
Pots made of other materials
Less common materials for flower pots are metal, natural stone, and glass.
Glass is a very fragile and injurious material and is very easy to break. Glass is commonly used for growing orchids. You can also grow mini-gardens, aquariums, or plants that need special climatic conditions in large glass pots.
Glass is a very decorative material, but not suitable for growing most plants.
Natural Stone Pots
Natural stone is a rare material for a flower pot or planter. A tall tree growing in such a vase will look great in a spacious room with panoramic windows or on an outdoor terrace. Unfortunately the high cost of such a material does not allow its use in everyday life. Yes, and care for the plant in such a pot will be difficult. Natural stone quickly heats up and just as quickly cools down, so not all plants are suitable for growing in it.
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Natural stone flower pot with fountain © decida
Metal, no less brutal material for making vases. Thanks to artistic forging, it can be used to form various animals or plinths. Unfortunately, metal heats up quickly and cools down just as quickly and eventually rusts.
With the right pot or flowerpot, the flower will inspire for a long time with its growth and fragrance.
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