How to choose a flower pot

Material


The most practical is an earthen pot. Of course, it is more expensive than ordinary plastic, but it will last you much longer, and it looks much more elegant. The ratio of wall thickness to volume in clay pots is the most optimal, therefore, unlike light plastic, they almost do not turn over and are able to withstand slight temperature drops.
It is worth noting that today there are plastic pots for flowers of the class "premium". Such pots are chosen for interior decoration in offices, hotels or public places. In addition to the concise design and ease of execution, such pots are equipped with a moisture control system, and thanks to the double bottom and a special drainage system they can provide plants with water, requiring only a little human supervision. Materials such as glass, stone or metal are used as decorative elements and can be selected for a separate interior.

The size


Do not think that if you buy a microscopic ficus,you need to immediately put him in a huge tub, so as not to suffer with constant transfers - because the baby will grow up very soon! The paradox is that indoor plants feel more comfortable when the volume of the pot is not so great. If the roots have room to grow, they will fill the container with the ground until they reach its walls, the upper part of the plant practically does not grow at that time - after all, all the forces go to the roots.
Even if you plan to grow a palm tree, remember that the process is not fast. There is no need to install a bucket in the room with the ground, which cannot be fully used by plants. To avoid such undesirable consequences from an overly large pot, purchase a size pot that is slightly larger than the pot in which your plants were sold. If we are talking about transplanting - the diameter of the new pot should be 2-3 cm larger than the old one.

The form


The classic form of flower pot is round. Most often, the height of the pot exceeds its diameter - this ratio is suitable for most decorative or flowering houseplants. However, some plants require special shaped pots.For example, all succulents (cacti, aloe, saxifrage, stonecrop or mammillaria) have, despite common misconception, a rather shallow root system. For them fit flat pots, whose width is greater than the height. Also, do not need a deep tank with the ground sanceviere (a bite tail).