Choosing the right indoor plant pot is an important decision. There are many things to consider when you’re deciding which type of pot will be best for your plants and environment. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what you should look for when selecting a container so that you can choose the perfect planter for your needs. We’ll also go over how to care for indoor plant pots in order to maintain healthy plants and prevent them from dying prematurely!

Size

When it comes to indoor plant pots, size definitely matters. You’ll want to choose a pot that is large enough for your plants but not too big or bulky that it takes up too much space in your home. It’s also important to take the height of your plants into account when selecting a pot; you don’t want to choose one that is too small and causes your plants to stretch and grow in weird ways.

Colour and Finish

The colour of the pot you choose is another important factor that should be taken into account when making a selection; not only will it add aesthetic value to your home, but also help create an overall style for how you like your indoor plant pots arranged. For example, for a modern look, you will want to choose a pot with clean lines and in a neutral colour like black, white or grey. If you’re going for a more rustic or country style, then an earthenware pot in terracotta or cream would be perfect.

Some indoor plant pots also come with a textured finish which can add interest and visual appeal; having planters indoors that have flowers in them, bring in a lot of joy and calm into a room.

How porous is the pot?

It is important to buy indoor planters that are porous, because a porous flower pot allows for moisture to drain. If you do not allow enough drainage, the plant may rot and die because of water-logging in the soil.

You can also create your own unique style by mixing indoor planters with different materials or shapes together. For example, an antique ceramic pot placed next to a modern metallic one will give off a very eclectic feel and enhance your decor.

Drainage of a plant pot

Consider any pot that you are wanting to but, does it have enough drainage holes so that the oxygen is able to access the roots of the plants as well as being able to drain any excess water . It is also very important if you live in an area with high humidity. In these climates, the pot must be able to allow excess water to escape or else your plant will rot and die.

Maintenance

If you want low maintenance pots, consider a material that doesn’t need restoring from time to time such as wood. Wooden containers may need to be treated with a preservative or stain to retain its appearance.

How to care for your plant

Re-potting –

It is best to re-pot your plant every two to three years. When you see roots coming out the drainage holes, that is a good indicator for repotting time .

Repot in spring or early fall when it’s not too hot outside. Make sure to water well before planting and keep moist until new roots have grown into soil.

Insecticide

It is a good idea to spray your plants with an insecticide every two weeks to get rid of any pesky bugs.

Fertilizer

Feed your plants once a month in the spring and summer with a water soluble fertilizer. You can also use compost or manure tea as a liquid fertilizer .

Lighting

If you want your plants to grow tall, they need plenty of light to encourage new growth. Put your plants in a window where they get at least six hours of sunlight every day. Light is like food for plants!

If you want to keep them smaller, move them further away from the windows and reduce watering slightly.

Temperature

The best temperature range for most indoor plants is 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to keep your plants out of direct sunlight and drafts, which can cause them to wilt.

Houseplants are a great way to bring life into any room in your home, and they can also improve air quality.

Soil

Use high quality soil such as potting mix. You can also use equal parts sand and perlite or peat.

Avoid using regular garden soil, because it is too dense for indoors.

Watering

Most indoor plants only need to be watered once every week or two weeks. However, some may require more or less watering depending on their needs and your environment.

Indoor plant pots are a simple way of adding colour and life into any room.

How to water Succulents

Succulents are often thought of as low-maintenance but that doesn’t mean that they don’t need to be watered. Soil should always feel dry before you water succulents again, but keep in mind that during winter months (when indoor temperatures are cooler) plants may require less frequent watering by the average every-other week schedule.

Plant Pot Style Guide

Now it’s time to have our plants in a pot, but what pot style should we choose for our plants? The choices can be overwhelming, but if you take into consideration the following things: size of plant, type of plant, climate and your personal taste; then it’ll be easy to find a pot that best suits you and your indoor garden.

Here is a guide on some popular pot styles:

Pot

The most popular option. They are traditionally bowl or U-shaped, but can be easily personalized by material or design.

Box

These are more sleek, straight-edge planters, rectangular or square in shape. Similar to pots, they come in almost every material.

Terrarium

Mostly used for succulents indoors, terrariums are clear, geometric cages that protect your small house plant. They can be glass, plastic, or wood, and safely encapsulate the plant in a stylish way.

Hanging Planter

You can hang house plants in pots with plant baskets or from wall hooks or your ceiling. A hanging planter hung from the ceiling using macramé has a very stylish look.

Vertical & Wall mounted

A wall mounted planter have a modern look to a space. They are often come in small, multi- wall-mounted sets that are perfect for succulents.

Nursery

When you first buy a plant, a nursery planter is what the pot is called that the plant comes in. It is only intended for the early stages of a plants life and the plant should be re-potted into a slightly larger pot in order for the plant to grow.

Types of pots

Ceramic

Pots are often made from ceramic pottery which is a hard dense material fired at high temperatures in the kiln. Ceramics have been used for thousands of years to hold plants and usually come with drainage holes, allowing excess water to drain freely away. This being so important when it comes to indoor plant pots as the roots need to breathe and remain moist, but not wet.

Ceramic pots can be glazed or unglazed and are available in many shapes and sizes to suit all plants from small succulents to large trees. They can also be very expensive, especially if hand-made, so it is worth looking around for a good deal.

Plastic

A plastic planter is not porous, but is durable, low maintenance and often inexpensive. Plastic pots are available in a variety of shapes to suit any style garden or home décor you have in mind

Metal

A metal indoor plant pot creates an industrial look for your plants which can be very popular with certain styles of homes so it is worth looking around at what’s on offer before making your choice.

Copper

Copper plant pots have a beautiful look to them that can really add a touch of luxury to your indoor plants.

Clay

A clay pot is a popular choice for indoor plants as it is porous and allows the plant to breathe, but it is also quite heavy so be sure you have somewhere to put it before buying!

Ceramic

Ceramic pots are often very decorative and are a great option if you want to add some colour to your indoor plants.

Wood

A wooden pot is a great way to bring in natural tones and really enhance the greenery in a space.

Glass

Glass pots can be really beautiful and add a touch of elegance to your indoor plants.

There really are so many ideas for choosing plant pots which can really help to enhance your plants and create the perfect look in your home. So don’t be afraid to experiment until you find what works best for you!