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How to Select Pots for Plants

You must be creative when selecting pots for your plants, choose pots with drainage holes so that the plant’s soil does not rot. If the pot you choose does not have drainage holes, drill them.

When choosing a pot for your plant, consider the size of the plant as well. If the pot is too small for the plant, it will become root bound, and the soil will not hold enough moisture, causing the plant to dry out and die.

Compared to the plant size, larger pots will cause the plant not to grow sufficiently.

Pots come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials; here are some examples of materials used to make pots:

Terracotta

Terracotta pots are made from porous clay. This pot can remove excess moisture from plant roots, keeping them healthy. But they are fragile and may crack from hard frosts and can dry out in sunny areas.

Plastic

Plastic planters are durable and lightweight. They retain moisture well and are relatively inexpensive. Plastic planters can be used if you don’t mind your plants growing to cover the pot. If you place the pot in a sunny area, avoid buying dark-colored plastic planters. Light coloured planters keep the plant root cool, but dark coloured planters will absorb heat and keep the root hot.

Concrete

They are heavy and can be used when considering large plants. They have good insulation properties. Concrete pots are resistant to weather and can be left outside during winter without getting cracked.

Wood 

Wood planters retain water well and are lightweight. Rot-resistance woods are recommended when making planters. They should be painted with non-toxic paints.

Fibreglass

Fibreglass planters and pots are by far the best containers to use for your plants because these won’t split, crack, leak, or deteriorate. They also are UV-resistant and keep their colour, plus you can have a much large choice when choosing Fiberglass

 

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