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There’s never a bad time to dial up the greenery in your home or office. Introducing a couple of extra plants into any space is a quick and simple way to spruce up the space without having to stretch the budget too much. Finding the right plant-pot combination is essential, as this may affect how the plant grows and adapts to its new conditions. You’d like any new additions to thrive, after all. Pots come in all kinds of materials, with a couple more common than others. Let’s dive into the best options, covering the pros and cons of each. Chat to the ExecuFlora team if you want to explore the best plants to put in any of the pot materials mentioned. 

 

A Wide Spectrum of Choices

It’s important to note from the start of your search that the term “pot” and “planter” are used interchangeably by people with green thumbs around the world. There is a wide range of options to choose from out there, including fibreglass, foam, concrete, ceramic, terracotta and more. Plastic planters are becoming less commonly used, as more people become aware of the environmental effect that comes along with them. Save some time by skipping going down a Google search rabbit hole by finding out about three of the most popular options below instead. 

 

Concrete Plant Pots

People love concrete plant pots for their sturdiness and typically neutral grey colour. They’re also easy to add some colour too, taking well to paint and giving people a lot of options to explore their creativity. Other positives include being on the heavy side, which means they won’t easily be knocked over by the wind. They’re found in a variety of sizes too. It’s worth mentioning that some concrete planters can be quite brittle if they do break, so avoid numerous knocks if possible. Another con is that they can be quite porous, meaning that they don’t hold water as readily as with other types. 

 

 

Ceramic Planters

Ceramic planters are another option to explore. Made from clay, these are easy to spot for their iconic red-brown colour. Because they tend to be glazed, they are less porous and great at holding moisture from watering. From a cost perspective they are as affordable as it gets, with a fair share of durability to boot. On the downside, they can be quite heavy, which doesn’t make them easy to shift around. Expect some chips and cracks if you try, factoring in a bit of extra maintenance or replacement costs just in case. 

 

Wood Planters

Wood is about as natural as it gets when it comes to plant pot materials. With so many options to choose from, you’ll definitely find what you need no matter what plant you’re buying for. While buying natural is always good, they do tend to need a bit of extra maintenance (mostly additional care to prevent them from rotting). Surprisingly, they can last upwards of 10 years with enough TLC. Typically more expensive than their counterparts, expect to pay a little more for any type of wood planter, which are often handmade as well.