Ceramic plant pots are quickly gaining popularity for their attractive and easy handling characteristics. These contemporary and easy to handle mini ceramic pots by Zoutog come complete with stylish black drip trays and six individual plants. All gardeners know how hard it is to keep succulents happy and well hydrated! But now the great news is, that these cute pots have excellent drainage with an extra hole at the top to avoid waterlogging.
There is no doubt that one of the first things that a beginner nursery owner notice is the difference between potted and ceramic plant pots. Potted garden pots will settle to the floor, which creates unsightly water lines. On the other hand, when you get one of these babies home, don’t be surprised if the plant pot sinks into the soil and stays there, requiring a root ball. Root balls can be a major problem and ruin your plants.
As a container gardening newbie, there are some things you should learn before purchasing ceramic plant pots. One of the most important factors to consider is drainage. Most plants will grow well in a variety of soils, but some will prefer clay, sand, loam or perlite for better root absorption and water retention. If you want to go with container gardening, then make sure to avoid potting soil and use one of the alternative soils listed below for your plants. Pots are very convenient for short-term pot gardening, but short-term pot gardening is not always the best way to achieve long-term success.
The next thing you should be concerned with for durable and long-lasting ceramic plant pots are their weight and sturdiness. Heavy pots can cause bending and flexing that can lead to breakage. However, they should also be deep enough to avoid breaking on impact and be sturdy enough to stand up to constant handling. Many heavy containers are now made of welded steel, which are extremely durable. Be sure to do a little research before purchasing your plant pot so you can get one that is not only sturdy, but will last for many years.
Some of the most popular ceramic containers on the market today are made of cast iron or glass. Glass is the most inexpensive and least fragile of all the materials listed above, however, it is the most limited in terms of shape. If you want to have a pot with a rounded shape, then you should look at either the clear (translucent) or the frosted versions of the two materials.
Once you have chosen the perfect pot size, then you must choose the right pot type. Root rot, decay and pests can all cause damage to your beautiful ceramic container garden. The best choices for indoor plant pots are the ones that are made of fiberglass reinforced plastic. These are lightweight and easily cared for, and can handle temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
When choosing your potting soil, make sure to choose a particle size that will support the plant’s needs. Glazed medium and loose soil particles should be avoided. They will clog the drainage holes of the pot and prevent proper water circulation. Potting soil that is too thick or that does not drain properly can result in root rot and plant death. A good rule of thumb is to never use tap water for your plants as tap water contains harmful chemicals and pesticides that can harm your plants.
Ceramic containers are a great choice when you are starting an indoor plants and gardening business. You will find that sales of these attractive containers will steadily increase as people begin to understand the benefits of growing their own organic plants. When choosing your indoor plants pot, be sure to take into account how fast the container will need to be filled and whether or not you will be able to repot it after use. Read online reviews of any indoor plants and gardening equipment you are considering to ensure that you are purchasing quality equipment and supplies.