How to choose the right planters
The perfect way to dress up your plant is to put it in a decorative planter. It is a great way to change the look of a plant (and a room!) and does not need to be expensive at all. This post has some ideas of planters which include DIY, upcycled, vintage and also new planters. Photos from creative plant owners all over the internet have been included for inspiration to help you decide what types of planters are right for you. We have found sellers of the same or similar items in all of the pictures so if you click on a picture it will take you to where you can buy the planter!
Things to remember when choosing planters
- Size – always buy a planter which is larger than the pot you already have – it is best to simply place your existing pot inside the decorative one. This allows you to have more freedom with monitoring root growth and choice of changing planters as often as you want without disturbing the plant! It also means that you don’t have to worry about lack of drainage holes.
- Plant – Consider the size of the plant and it’s leaves and ensure the planter won’t be hiding or hurting the plant. You want to make sure that your plant still has exposure to the light and room to grow
- Consistency – If you want the plants to be the focal point of the room, the planters should be more consistent. Try to choose planters which are all the same colour or colour scheme, similar shapes, or similar sizes.
- Height – It is so easy to forget to use vertical space with plants! Hangers, Plant stands, and shelves are great options for elevating your plants
The most timeless and classic pot is the terracotta, made from baked clay. Because of the porous nature of the pots, they help prevent root rot. It is important to consider what you will be planting in a terracotta pot and where you will be putting it because they are heavier than plastic alternatives.
Letting your plants grow suspended from the ceiling can help them get more access to light and show off the plants at eye level in a room. If you’re going to hang your plants, make sure you also have some ceiling hooks!
One of the benefits of growing a plant in glass is that you can see the root growth at all times. Glass planters work well for plants or cuttings in water, either in one large vase or lots of little test tubes!
Think twice before throwing out empty food containers! They can make a great planters!
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