Flower Pots

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Flower Pots
Flower Pots
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Usually no one asks the question of how to name what the plant is planted in. Basically, all containers for indoor plants are divided into three types - these are pots, pots and containers.

Flower pots

These are containers with one or more drainage holes at the bottom. The pot can be beautiful in itself, and have a saucer, a tray for water drain. Or it may have a completely unpresentable look - you can decorate such pots with your own hands (make decoupage, applique, paint) or place in a beautiful pots.

Flower pots differ in shape: classic round and square (rectangular) - with corners. Classic round flower pots should be preferred. In pots of irregular shape (with a wavy side) or rectangular, the ground in the corners is less well absorbed by the roots, therefore it does not give off moisture well, often sour. In addition, it is inconvenient to transplant flowers from them and the likelihood of root injury increases.

a flower pot
a flower pot

Clay pot with tray

a flower pot
a flower pot

Classic-shaped plastic pot

a flower pot
a flower pot

Transparent flower pot

The material of flower pots is traditionally clay or plastic. Each type of pot has its own advantages and disadvantages:

Clay pots are heavier, so they are usually more stable, but fragile (break). Clay pots are usually glazed on the inside - the surface is shiny. The bad news is that there is a misconception that the roots breathe in such a pot, it is less likely to flood the flowers. But this is not so - the glaze does not allow water or air to pass through, so only clay pots without glaze inside have an advantage over plastic pots. By the way, clay pots are usually 2-3 times more expensive than plastic ones.

Plastic pots are lightweight, shatterproof, and you can make as many holes as you want in the bottom with a hot knife. There is a misconception that plastic pots are more durable. This is also not true: a plastic pot lasts no more than 7-10 years, then it usually cracks, crumbles, but not from the roots bursting it (although some plants can break any pot). Plastic pots can fade in the sun, unlike earthenware ones covered with protective glaze. But they are cheaper than clay ones, they are easier to wash, to clean off salt deposits from them.

In addition, there are transparent or translucent plastic pots, they are convenient for novice growers - through the walls you can see how the color of the soil changes when drying and watering. And there are also pots made of soft plastic, they easily bend under the fingers. It is very convenient to transplant flowers from such pots - lightly crumpled with your hands, and the root ball is easily removed.

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Sometimes they write that drainage is not needed in a clay pot, I would like to object to this - you can pour the plant in any pot, both in plastic and in clay. Therefore, a novice florist can be advised to put a layer of drainage in any pot, it will not interfere. Although, if you water it too often and too much, then the drainage may also not help and the plant will be flooded.

How to choose a flower pot

Pay attention to its stability, especially if a cat likes to sit on the windowsill, there are children who can drop. The pot should have a fairly capacious tray. Sometimes pots come with such microscopic saucers that water is constantly poured out of them. If you are just starting to grow flowers, choose transparent pots. Pots with an uneven edge are impractical when the edge is jagged or wavy. It may be beautiful, but from such pots the earth pours out, then water flows out.

Choose a pot not for beauty, but for shape - some plants need deep pots (dieffenbachia, palms), others shallow, but wide - all ground covers (saltium, ferns, campanula), most plants need pots equal in height and width.

Pots come in different sizes, but it is recommended to transplant the plant each time into a pot with a diameter of 1-2 cm larger than before. This is not a mandatory rule, but a general recommendation. Sometimes the roots grow poorly, suffer from rot, then when transplanting, you do not need to take a larger pot, but plant it in an old one, or even a smaller one. When the roots of the plant have completely filled the pot, and there is no larger container, they resort to pruning the roots and transplanting them into the same pot, replacing the soil with a fresh one.



This is a container with a solid waterproof bottom, into which a pot is inserted (usually the simplest plastic one with many holes in the bottom). The cache-pot has an exclusively decorative purpose - they are selected for the interior. The cache-pot can be metal, plastic, wood, ceramic, wicker and wire. A teapot, a basin, a vase, etc. can be used as a pots. In general, the main point is to choose a beautiful little thing that would decorate both the plant and the room.

The planter should be about 1 cm in diameter larger than the pot and slightly taller, i.e. so that the pot itself is not noticeable, but easily removed. For plants that love high air humidity, you can take the planter much wider than the pot (2-3 cm) and fill the space between the pot and the planter with moist moss or peat.

Planters are very convenient for ampelous plants, when the flower itself is planted in a simple pot, and the planter has a suspension - ropes, chains, ribbons, by the way, there is a macrame planter. When transplanting or processing flowers from pests, it is easier to get the pot out, transplant it into fresh soil, wash the leaves or arrange a hot shower, then put it back in the planter. If you suddenly change the color scheme of the interior, it is easier to change the planter without replanting the plants.

Flower containers

Flower containers
Flower containers

These are containers with a waterproof bottom, usually used for growing several plants. Simply put, the container is similar in size to a box or flowerpot. You can put flowers in pots in it, or you can plant them without a pot, all together. In addition to commercially available containers, plastic and wooden boxes, metal basins, etc. can be used in the same capacity.

If you plant a plant in a container without holes at the bottom, then there are difficulties with watering: being afraid to flood the plant, it is overdried, and if you water it too much, the water has nowhere to go, and the earth sour, causing rotting of the roots. If the container (container or pots) is earthenware, not covered with waterproof glaze inside, then excessive watering (if not systematic) is not terrible, it is enough to periodically loosen the soil.

If the container for flowers is plastic, metal, porcelain and other waterproof material, then in the absence of holes on the bottom, very good drainage is necessary. Its height should be 1 / 5-1 / 4 of the height of the pot or container. Expanded clay, brick chips, pieces of foam plastic, a wine cork cut into pieces or shards from a broken clay pot are used as drainage.

What can you plant flowers in

When transplanting, after removing the plant from a pot or other container, do not forget to disinfect it by scalding it with boiling water, this is especially necessary if you will grow another plant in this container. If the potted plant has died, for any reason, then thoroughly rinsing the pot in boiling water is simply a necessary safety measure.

Once at work, in the absence of funds for a purchased pot, I had to plant a nightshade tree in a mailbox, in which a plastic bag was previously placed. Another time, the flower grew in a pen cup.

A lot of opportunities for planting indoor flowers are opened by the crockery departments in hardware stores. There are clay spatula holders, wicker baskets and various containers. Even a porcelain teapot can be adapted for flowers.

It is not important in what container the plant will grow, but that the volume of this container corresponds to the size of the root system. Some plants do not bloom just because the pot is too large, others, on the contrary, prefer the roots to be spacious.

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