How to Choose the Right Containers for Your Plants - MAIA HOMES

How to Choose the Right Containers for Your Plants

small masked ceramic planter with succulent

 

Adding greenery to your home is a great way to bring texture and dimension to the space. It can infuse your space with freshness and warmth. Furnishing with the right vase or planter, it will only add more beauty and allow your plant to grow properly. 

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Finding the Right Size

Pairing pots and plants are essential for many reasons. In a pot that is too large, soil dries slowly. As a result, the plants are more susceptible to root rot. However, if a pot is too small, soil may dry so quickly. The right size would be the size that is 1 to 4 inches in diameter larger than the pot it comes with. For smaller plants, we recommend 1 to 2 inches larger. For larger plants, we recommend 3 - 4 inches larger.

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lady resin planter

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Finding the Right Material

There are a few materials used in making planters. the most common ones are plastic and clay. Plastic pots are the cheapest and most lightweight, which is suitable for hanging plants. On the other hand, clay pots are a much heavier, and porous. As a result, you need to water more often. We recommend this material for succulents, orchids and those that requires less water. 

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male body planter

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Don't Forget the Drainage

A common mistake that home owners make is that they do not check if the planters come with a drainage hole or not. Most houseplants need it to allow water out. However, if the pot you love doesn't have a drainage hole, try double potting. you can easily buy a cheap plastic pot to put inside the pot you like. 

 

rain boot ceramic porcelain planter

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