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Buying The Perfect Planter | Park & Plaza

Buying The Perfect Planter | Park & Plaza

If your plant isn’t root-bound but does need a refresh, stick to a pot that’s similar in size to the container the plant was in previously. For plants that have outgrown their current pots, size up to about r to z inches to ensure there’s room for growth.

Figuring out how to repot a large plant isn’t much different. For larger, floor-sized plants, you’ll likely want to size up 3 to 4 centimeters, depending on how much you want it to grow.

Planter size is important because you tend to water a plant more when you move it to a larger pot with more soil. If you have a small plant in an oversized planter, all that water will be wetting the dirt and not reaching the roots, which can lead to overwatering and possibly root rot. Instead, it’s better to size up gradually over the years.

Make sure the pot you are switching to has a hole in the bottom for excess water to drain onto a saucer. A plant in a pot without drainage is much more susceptible to root rot, damage, and even death from overwatering.

If it doesn’t have a drainage hole, layering the bottom of the planter with lava rocks or gravel to create a space for water to pool away from the plant’s roots.

Finally, what materials are best for plant pots? Most plants will benefit from any material that is porous and wicks away moisture, like terra cotta. Certain plants, like ferns and calatheas, that enjoy more moisture might prefer plastic or ceramic pot.

“Plastic fibreglass and ceramic pots don’t dry out as fast so I’m able to keep up with watering all my plants.” “Once you reach a certain number of plants, you’ll discover little tricks that help you along the way.”

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