Cultivating domestic flora is a very eco-friendly way of lighting up your house as well as the garden. With all the zillions of hues and shades, they catch the sight of every blinking eye. Opting for a high-grade and eco-friendly plant pot does not just add to the beauty of the exterior. Still, it also safeguards the wellbeing of the plants, fostering their growth and protecting them from unpredictable and bad weather.
● Which material is the most ideal?
A wide range of materials are used to make eco pots in Australia, and each comes with its benefits and drawbacks. Here are a few common choices.
● Terra cotta: Terra cotta is a traditional material that has been used across the globe and has seen a rise in popularity in the last few decades. If you plan on using terra cotta, ensure that you water your plants a little extra than usual since the material is porous and soaks up moisture from the mud.
● Ceramic: It is particularly a favourite indoor decoration for homemakers here in Australia, given its ornamental nature and environment-enriching presence. Ceramic pots are non-permeable, unlike terra cotta.
● Wooden: Wooden garden pots arrive with a homely and antique charm. And they are not just fancy. They protect the tender roots of plants during scorching summers by facilitating insulation from heat. Nonetheless, it would be better if due deliberation is carried out regarding longevity.
● Metal: Metal garden pots are only a new-age choice. They oxidate over time and may have to be replaced. Or they can be repainted in the colours you fancy. Since metal pots are capable of absorbing excess heat, this may directly damage the roots of the plants. To battle this, a layer of clay liner can insulate heat.
● Which Is The Right Size?
The size of the pots that you choose to nurture your plants gains importance because the size of the pool should not hinder the continued growth of the plants. Instead, they should be housed conveniently.
● Large Garden Pots: Now, this is tricky business because if you get a very large pot, the soil will dry up real quick, raising the vulnerability of the root towards decay and eventually death. Do not forget that harsh weather conditions may also overturn the pot, given its size, if it is hung outdoors.
● Small Garden Pots: Opting for a teeny-tiny garden pot may cause the plant’s roots to hit the pot-bottom soon and result in inhibited development. Also, these garden pots demand regular and repetitive watering.
● Solution: Opt for the pot, which measures almost 3× times bigger than the radius of the plant’s roots. This guarantees ample space for uninterrupted growth.
To foster overall growth and ease sewerage, it is necessary for the garden pot housing your plants to have pores at the base. A poreless pot base can mean the root is swamped in excess water, implying the slow death of the plant. You can do away with all this mismanagement by
marking the spot where you want to make holes on the base (ensure you keep at least 4-5).
Now drill tiny holes using an ⅛ inch driller. This will keep your plants in good shape. That’s all. Happy Gardening!