5 Tips to Choose the Best Pot or Planter for your Plants

5 Tips to Choose the Best Pot or Planter for your Plants

Metal Planters

Planting a garden is a great way to get outside and enjoy the benefits of nature. It can be an especially rewarding experience if you grow your own plants from seedlings. The right planter can help you take care of your plants and make it easier for you to keep track of them. The pots and planters that we use for our plants are a key component to the success of the garden. Choosing the right pot or planter for your plant is difficult.

When deciding on what type of pot or planter you want, you should consider the size, weight, shape, durability, and drainage holes. You also want to make sure that it will fit in your space or garden before purchasing it.

Here are some tips to consider before choosing a perfect pot/ planter for your plants.

Depend on the Location: Indoor v/s Outdoor

The material from which your pots are made is extremely important if they will be placed outside, especially year-round. If you are looking for a planter that will last for many years in an outdoor setting, choose one made from metal or stone. These materials are more durable and less likely to get damaged by weather conditions like extreme heat or cold. 

If you decide to use metal containers, it is best to add an inside layer that is insulating. A practical approach is to plant the plant in a lightweight plastic pot with a drainage hole that is about an inch smaller than the metal planter before setting the plastic pot inside the metal one. As a result, the planter's interior air can circulate and the temperature around the plant roots may be maintained.

Black Railing Planter

Shop now for the Oval Black Railing Planter in the Ecofynd store.

Size of the Pot

Yes, definitely! When we talk about plants, it is important to consider size of the pot. Make sure to choose a pot or planter that is proportional to the size of your plant. A small pot will not hold enough soil and water for a large plant, while a large planter will just create extra work for you by requiring more watering and more frequent repotting. The size of the pot you choose for your plant will determine how much air and water your plant roots getWhen choosing a pot, choose a pot that is 1-2” larger than the current size.

Emma Mid Cunturia

Shop now for the Emma Mid Century Metal Pot in the Ecofynd store.

Weight of the Pot

You should also consider the container's weight, both when it is full of soil and when it is empty. It could be difficult for you to carry heavy and large concrete planters on your own. 

Plastic and metal planters are frequently utilised for these kinds of setups since they are lightweight and can be easily moved around. 

Concrete Planter

Drainage is the Key

Always choose a pot with a drainage hole, which also ensures potting soil doesn't stay too wet after watering your plants.

If you choose a decorative planter that doesn't have drainage holes, you can still use it and the term is referred to as double potting, for a decorative outer container that hides a slightly smaller but plain container with drainage holes in which your plant is growing. 

Pot/ Planter with Drainage Hole

Choose your Style

Some people like to put plants in their pots, while others prefer to use them as decorative pieces. There are many different types of pots you can choose from, such as clay or metal pots. Choose a pot that complements your home. This is important because it will determine the style of your home.

For example, if you have a modern style, you might want to go with a sleek, black pot. If you have an eclectic style, a colourful pot might be more appropriate. The type of pot that you choose will also depend on the size and shape of the space in which it will be placed. Is there a lot of open floor space or does it feel cramped and cluttered? If there's plenty of room, then go with something bold and colourful! But if it feels too tight, then keep it simple with some neutrals.

Bella White Planter

Shop now for the Bella White Metal Pot With Stand in the Ecofynd store.

Make Sure What You Need Before Buying a Planter

This post serves as a guide for selecting the best planter for your home. You now have a solid notion of what to watch out for when choosing any garden container to put inside your home.

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