The Pros and Cons of using different kinds of Planters

by George Methew Consultant
Planters and pots are very helping in growing plants in those locations where we are not easily able to, like the kitchen shelf or the patio. There are various types of materials used to make planters, each having their own advantages and unique features. For more information regarding the choice of the right type of planters for your home or office, please keep reading.

  • Ceramic Planters
Advantages: The most preferred indoor planters are ceramic planters and pots. They are made of clay having a glossy finish. The planters are permeable which makes air and water reach the roots easily. As the pots are very heavy, they are suitable to hold large plants and don’t easily fall down by external force. The material is very sturdy which makes the planters withstand extreme temperatures as well.

Disadvantages: These planters usually have one single open area at the bottom resulting in inadequate space for drainage. We might have to drill openings on the pots which might result in damage or breakage of the pots. These rectangular planters can easily get cracked during the colder days, which might ruin the entire look of the pots. Changing the soil can be a difficult task when we use these planters.

  • Plastic Planters

Advantages: These pots are available in different colors, sizes, patterns, styles and designs, makes them suitable for any kind of décor. The plastic planters are durable and flexible which makes them bear extreme temperatures as well. The conical shaped planters are light weight and can be moved easily from place to place. They are economical and can be easily replaced when broken.

Disadvantages: As they are not permeable, the water circulation is not that effective. The excess water and moisture have chances to spoil your plants.

  • Concrete Planters

Advantages: From the name itself, you will get to know the material used to make these planters, i.e. concrete. These planters can be considered a long term investment since the pots are very durable. They also come in various shapes, patterns, colors and designs. The pots are eco friendly and can even resist high temperatures.

Disadvantages: As the planters are made of concrete, they are very heavy weight. They even have chances to break down easily when dropped. If you live in areas with cold weather, you are advised to keep the planters inside because it might break and crack when kept outside.

Wooden pots

Advantages: You can use your creative side to paint and design the wooden pots the way you like it. They are comparatively lighter than concrete and ceramic ones. So if you wish to relocate the location of the planters, you can easily do it. For effective drainage, you can easily drill holes on the wooden planters. During hot weather, these pots don’t absorb heat keeping the roots protected.

Disadvantages: The choices are limited. If you are looking for structured planters, the wooden ones will not be a good choice for you. The quality can be damaged by the insects that feed on the, like ants and woodlice. They require proper maintenance and cannot withstand extreme weather.

These are the most common types of planters that can be used at home and office. Going through the advantages and disadvantages will help you decide the right kind of planters you want for your décor.

Author’s Bio: The article highlights the pros and cons of using the different types of planters.

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