Pots not only beautify your plants, but are also key to their growth and development. Take note of these tips when choosing the perfect pot for your plants.

Terracora, Hard And Resistant

“Terracotta has the advantage of being a porous natural material with the property of absorbing a large part of the soil’s moisture when we water it, but which in turn favors evaporation,” the specialists at Casa Protea tell us. Therefore, this type of pot will prevent water from pooling at the roots, making it ideal for succulent plants, cacti and plants sensitive to excess water.

Plastic, Moisture Retaining

Many times we tend to transplant flowers and plants that come in plastic pots, but this material is very beneficial for them. “Because they retain moisture better, they are very useful for cuttings, suckers, or plants that need a slightly moist substrate, such as marquise (alocasias) or calatheas,” they tell us at Casa Protea.

Glazed Stoneware

The pots made with glazed stoneware “are very resistant to sudden changes in temperature,” they say in Fronda. Thus, these pots are ideal for placing outdoor plants on the terrace or in the garden, as well as aromatic plants such as lemon balm, basil or an anti-mosquito geranium.

Crystal, More Light For Your Plants

“Transparent pots, both plastic and glass, are ideal for orchids since they carry out photosynthesis in their roots,” they tell us at Casa Protea. In this way, the light will be able to penetrate all the roots of the orchid and it will be able to grow strong and beautiful.

Wood, Strong And Resistant

Wooden pots, being large and robust, are ideal for outdoor plants. “Its great advantage is that it resists frost very well, so it protects the roots in winter,” they tell us in Fronda.

Metal Or Zinc, Suitable For Any Plant

“Zinc is a resistant material, and it is ideal for both indoor and outdoor plants. We also find it in the form of planters, watering cans and buckets,” they tell us at Fronda. You can use this type of pot for the plant of your choice, as long as it is the right size.

Size Matters

Not all pots are valid for your plants, whether they are indoors or outdoors. “An essential factor during our choice is the proportion between plant and pot. Some plants require a lot of space to develop at their best, such as Adam’s rib (or monstera deliciosa) while others require practically no soil, such as elkhorn ( Platycerium bifurcatum ) that absorbs most of the water through its leaves”, they say at Casa Protea. So you must calculate the size of the pot according to the space they need to grow.

Concrete, An Off-Road Option

Concrete is a very resistant material and also retains moisture very well, which makes it perfect for indoor and outdoor plants. “Choose a tall concrete pot cover for your hanging plants like ivy so the leaves will cascade, creating a unique effect,” they tell us at Fronda.

Hanging Pots

If you have a vine at home, forget about traditional pots and choose a hanging one, so the leaves that grow will create a very decorative waterfall effect.

Beautifiers For Plants

Baskets, DIY boxes… If you choose a trim to cover the pot, keep in mind that it must be a little larger so that it can fit perfectly. But be careful, many of them do not have holes through which the water comes out when you water, so you must water them before placing the trim.

Many of these pots are ideal for indoor and outdoor plants, so choosing the material will be very easy. The main thing will be to calculate the size of the plant and the pot, both the diameter and the depth according to the type of soil it needs and how much it will grow. Get advice from specialized gardening stores such as Fronda, there you will also find the necessary products to take care of the soil for your plants. If you are looking for designer pots, Casa Protea work with artisans such as I&You Ceramics, Agustina Garrigou, Pompilio Plants or Nuria Soler Romeo.

In addition to choosing the size and material for your plants, you should check that the pot has drainage holes so that when you water the plants the water can circulate, if they do not, the roots can become waterlogged. For this, it is recommended that you use special dishes, depending on the size of the pot you have chosen. You’ll find them at specialty garden stores.

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