Beautiful, Practical and Functional
Selection of the pot is usually driven by its beauty and appearance as well as its compatibility with working or living ambient. However, while choosing a pot it is necessary to take into account other characteristic and features, like its size and material.
Namely, as already mentioned pot has to be large enough to ensure stability to the plant, still it should not be too large as it will accumulate water excessively compared to plant needs and could adversely affect health of the root and plant.
Also, various materials have their own advantages and drawbacks which should be taken into consideration before deciding on the pot. Pots made of plastic, clay and ceramics are most commonly used, however other materials are also present including metal, rattan and wood.
Pots made of plastics are highly practical but are considered to lack natural appearance and warmness. Also, plastic pots are not porous causing them to accumulate water excessively and disabling natural aeration of the roots. Still, practical reasons have led for them to be widely and most commonly used. Namely, compared to other materials, plastic pots are more elastic and resistant to physical shocks, easier for handling and transportation, simple for cleaning and available in wide range of colors and shapes…
Wide spreading of plastic pots with dual container system (i.e. pot made of inner and outer container) embedding a self-watering system, reduced risks inherent to plastic pots related to extensive accumulation of moisture.
Additionally, it became quite common to insert an inner plastic container, in which plant is planted, into a decorative pots made of variety of materials (ceramics, clay, metal, wood…). Such approach eases handling of the planted pots and also it could introduce a prolonged self-watering.
In addition to natural appearance, the main advantage of clay pots relates to their porousness which reduced risks associated to over watering which are otherwise inherent to pots made of plastic, metal and other watertight materials. On the other side, porousness might be an advantage from the plant health point of view, however, continual leaking and dripping would harm the hygiene and cleanness of the floor or furniture holding a planted pot. Therefore, it is important to use inner pots or containers for planting a plant that would be hidden inside a decorative, designers clay pots. Clay pots commonly have very interesting and decorative outside layers (surfaces) enabling them to give elegance appearance of the interior.
Modern technology introduced new materials which combine features of clay and plastic pots giving them warm and decorative appearance supplemented with functional and practical characteristics of plastic containers.
We need to mention the Ceramic pots which are extremely beautiful and attractive while variety of their shapes and colors enable them to fit-in into any entire. Still, these pots are also not porous and not easy to handle.
We will help you to make proper selection of pots and containers that will provide entire plant arrangement with exceptional appearance that will perfectly match your ambient.