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How To Choose The Right Flower Pot?

This is a question we get often at Spotlight. Many people like to place some beautiful flowers in their home, but really have no idea about which plant pot allows their plants to thrive. To ensure you always make the right decision, let us help you narrow it down.

Why Is Choosing The Right Plant Pot So Important?

There are many reasons why the right plant pot is important, but the most important reason is undoubtedly the health of your plants. Unsuitable plant pots could prevent your plant from growing or could even cause oversaturation after watering your plants.

In addition to the health of plants, a good plant pot can also enhance the plant's beauty as well as the environment inside your home. So, there are certainly lots of reasons to purchase some beautiful plant pots from our catalogue.

What Is The Right Size Plant Pot?

There are several factors you need to think about when you choose a plant pot. For example, when your plant pot is too big, root rot is more likely to happen, this because there is more potting soil that will dry slower when it has been watered. On the other hand, if the plant pot is too small for the plant species you have in mind, it may not get enough water. In addition to that, the growth of the plant could be stopped as well.

As a general rule of thumb, the size of the pot should be about the same as the size of the plant. Of course, there are some exceptions. When you have a plant that is known to grow quickly, it is better to choose a pot that is slightly larger.

What Material Is Best For A Plant Pot?

There are various materials used for plants pots these days. As you may expect, each of these materials comes with advantages. So, let's take a look at some common materials and the advantages they are associated with.

Plastic: The plastic plant pot is undoubtedly one of the most affordable out there, as this material is easy to produce. On top of that, you can get plastic plant pots in all kinds of designs, as the material is easy to paint on.

When you choose a plastic plant pot, always take into consideration that this material is more likely to hold onto water. In other words, you do not have to water your plants all that frequently.

Terra cotta: When people think about a traditional plant pot, they usually think about terra cotta. Characterised by a heavier weight and some stunning designs and patterns, many plant lovers prefer the look of this particular material.

Contrary to plastic plants, terra cotta is a porous material, this means that it does not hold onto water. As a result, you may have to water your plants a lot more. Fortunately, there are also plants that benefit from this environment, this includes succulents and cacti.

How Do I Provide Good Drainage In A Decorative Container?

No matter which container you choose, it is always advised to drain the water from the plants properly. If this does not occur, rot could start to set in, and your plants could be ruined in minimal time. However, if you do decide to get a pot without any drainage hole, there is a technique that could help you.

The technique we are referring to is called double potting. To do this, you simply place one pot with a drainage hole in a bigger decorative pot, this allows the water to drain a little better, but still maintains a good soil environment where you plants can thrive.

Please note that some decorative plant pots do come with drainage holes, this is often the case for terra cotta and similar materials. However, if you have your heart set on a particular plant pot that does not contain any drainage, you can easily get around it with the technique we described above.

Floral Containers At Spotlight

Spotlight provides a brilliant range of floral containers, ranging from glass and wood to galvanised materials. Because of this wide range, you can plant your favourite plants in style. For more information about specific plant pots, simply click on the product name and head over to the product description.



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