If you live in an apartment or a house with limited space, gardening can be a challenge.
Thankfully, plant pots makes it possible to have plants almost anywhere. Be it indoors, on a balcony, or in a tight corner of your garden, providing you know how to select the right pots.
When selecting a plant pot, it’s important to consider the size of the plant you will be growing. Yes, size does matter!
If the plant pot is too small, plants will quickly become root bound and the soil will not be able to hold enough moisture between waterings. Plants that are allowed to dry out, or wilt, will not be productive.
When choosing the pots for plants … be creative.
You can choose from wide range of plant pots collection including
- Flower pots - generally bigger pots with good drainage and should be UV safe pots as flower plants needs direct sunlight.
- Indoor plant pots - generally choose a pot with plate or a pot with cover
- Hanging pots - can we used in balcony or living room with evergreen plants
- Flower pot stand - choose from ceramic, metal or terracota
- Terracotta pots - one of the most widely used pots
- Ceramic plant pots - chose for small cute plants or indoor plants to make them match the living aesthetics
- Plastic plant pots
- Bonsai pots - generally plant pots with low height and bigger width.
- Self watering pots - that keeps the drained out water in lower section , which can be absorbed by plants later on.
- Garden pots of various size from 2 inch to 50 inches are available at nurserylive
You can use just anything as a plant pot providing it drains well (roots will rot in soggy soil) and doesn’t get too hot sitting in the sun.
If the pot you select doesn’t have enough drainage holes, make sure to drill at least one “good-sized” hole for every gallon of soil used.
How to Choose the Right Pot for Any Plant?
When choosing a pot for a new plant, make sure you select one that has drainage holes and gives the plant room to grow.
Buy a pot with a diameter that’s at least one inch wider than the diameter of your plant’s root mass, and if you're expecting your plant to grow quickly, use a pot up to four inches wider.