The best plants for small pots are those that have good drainage, are disease resistant and do not require a lot of pruning. They are also usually fairly easy to grow. One great thing about container gardening is that you can bring different varieties of plants with you as you move from one container garden to another. It is easy to bring herbs, perennials, shrubs and even trees with you when container gardening.
One of the best plants for small pots that does not require a lot of attention is the Rosemary. Rosemary is an evergreen perennial that prefers full sun but can tolerate some partial shade. To keep roses healthy, they need regular watering and the best way to ensure their health is to water them only in the evenings. If you live in an area where the sun is usually strong, you should mulch the Rosemary to help block the sunlight. Another great mulch is newspaper.
Ferns are another plant that flourish in containers. Ferns are beautiful to behold, but they are also very practical. Ferns thrive in full sunlight and they enjoy being planted in pots. You just have to make sure that you prune plants often to keep them from becoming too woody.
If you are looking for a plant that will flourish both in the sun and in the shade, then aloe vera is the plant for you. As long as you provide it with plenty of sunlight and water it will be quite well-drained. You don’t have to prune its leaves because the leaves will simply turn black if they are cut too short. Leaves that are cut too thick however can leave a lovely dark, glossy sheen.
You might think that containers wouldn’t really need much in the way of care, but you’d be surprised. Plants like the dark, damp earth, especially if they’re container-grown. A good watering is one of the first things you’ll have to master. You will want to make sure that your pots stay well-drained and that the soil stays moist but not soggy. Some people prefer to use sand as their soil. So, if you’re trying this method, make sure that you have the right type of soil for container gardening.
Some plants only bloom during certain times of the year and if you know what plants are in your area during these times, you can time their blooms so that they’ll flower at the perfect time for planting. Tulips and hibiscus are two flowers that come to mind. Both of these flowers bloom late in the year and when they do, they grow very large. You’ll want to be sure that you have plenty of room inside of your container to grow them.
If you’ve got young plants, a good watering also comes with some other considerations. Cuttings are very easy to take care of and they’ll grow into great plants. Just remember that cuttings won’t get as large as the roots of the plants that they’re planted along. If they become too big, they may become a danger because they can cause problems. If you plan on using cuttings, make sure that you take good care of them and don’t forget about them.
Some plants don’t like being cut down. If yours does, you should prune them back often. If you don’t, you’ll have the problem of leaves and stems growing out beyond your control. You can prune back the rest of the plants, but it’s a good idea to leave some of the larger foliage intact. This way, you can use it later as a contrast to other plants or the color of your pot. The only problem you might run into with pruning is that the smaller leaves won’t receive as much water or air.