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How to Know If You’ve Got the Perfect Plant Pots


During this pandemic, almost everybody found a hobby that can keep them sane. Some dove into content creation, some got into gaming, some started learning stuff like making dried floral collections in Melbourne, and so on.

But for most of us, we decided to take care of plants and we couldn’t be any happier with our choice. Watering little potted greens and talking to them each morning certainly kept our screws tight.

We bet this hobby isn’t going anywhere especially with the new boost in supplies of garden online.

And If you’re one of those who are currently in the repotting stage of your plant parenting journey, you’ll probably need new pots and more pots! Your plant babies won’t stop growing so you must do a quick run at the local hardware store, as soon as possible.

Choosing the right pots for your plants is relatively easy. But if you’ve just started your house garden, it could be a bit of a challenge. But fret not! Below are some tips that you can follow to find the perfect pots for your fresh flowers and greens.

Keep in mind that size does matter

Looking for the right size of pots for your growing plants is a rule of thumb for gardeners. By buying the right size, you are giving your plants enough room to grow their roots and establish a foothold on their soil.

The size of the pot will ultimately depend on the size of the root mass. When shopping for pots, make sure that the pots are an inch wider than the root size of your plant babies.

But if your plants grow faster than normal, pots that are four inches wider than their roots are the best size for your little greens. Size also matters if you are looking to shop for particular kinds of plants like fence planters.

Consider the material of the pots

Various materials are used to produce plant pots. While these variations are mainly for aesthetics, it’s also necessary to check out these materials. These pots will help you achieve a specific gardening style.

Plastic Pots

These kinds of pots are cheaper. So if you’re a little tight with the budget, these are a great option. They’re also relatively lighter and more durable than their counterparts.

Another great thing about these pots is that they come in different colours! If you want to build a colourful garden, plastic pots are the best way to go.

Ceramic Pots

Ceramic is obviously much heavier than plastic. But they look more elegant and exude a premium feel. These pots also come in different styles, so you can personalize your home garden. If that’s what you’re gunning for, go with the ceramics!

Unfortunately, ceramics cut deep through your pockets. So if budget is a problem for you right now, these pots are really not the best way to go. Opt for cheaper alternatives.

Terracotta Pots

These pots are made from red clay. So naturally, they are porous and can absorb water from the soil. But why does it matter? These kinds of pots make the best home for drought-tolerant plants like succulents and cacti.

If you buy these pots, you won’t have to worry about your succulents getting drowned if you accidentally poured too much water.

Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets are perfect for indoor spaces with minimalist themes. They’re chic which make them the best choice if you want your room to look fresh. It’s also great if you want to save some space. They’re not like the traditional pots that take up space in shelves, the windowsills, your floors, or your table.

Just be careful not to place anything under the hanging basket. Water will most likely drop from above and potentially destroy anything under it.

Mel Bartholomew
Mel Bartholomew, a gardener with an illustrious career spanning over 18 years, is our go-to expert for Patio, Lawn, and Garden. He obtained his BA in Horticulture and has become an author on sustainable gardening practices. Joining our website, he has been a driving force in promoting eco-friendly and efficient gardening techniques. His prior experience includes managing a public botanical garden and hosting garden design workshops. His hobbies revolve around his love for plants, with a particular interest in cultivating rare orchids and bonsai.

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