Under "flower pot" can be distinguished basically two different types of pots: the planter and the hydro-pot. Overpots are characterized by the fact that the excess water can not escape. Either a saucer is required as a supplement or a drainage system is installed in the pot itself to keep the excess water away from the roots.
A hydro pot, on the other hand, has its own water reservoir: a separate water container made of unglazed terracotta, into which the water is poured directly (2), allows the soil to be kept moist and the plant roots to be permanently supplied with a small amount of water.
Another option is the simultaneously visible water level indicator (3): the water reservoir is made of glass, so you can see how much water is left in the pot. Here, too, the water is poured directly into the glass container, from where the plant draws the necessary water.
In addition to these two variants, there are also the options of a watering cone (1), which is suitable for any pot, or a model with a hole and saucer (4). In this way, you can easily create your own watering system or prevent your plants from drying out and waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.
"A flower pot with an integrated watering system is especially practical when you are traveling and cannot water continuously for an extended period of time. The water reservoir in the pot means the plant can simply draw the amount of water it needs itself." - Viktoria, Furnishing Expert
Flower pots: types, shapes and sizes
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While you can use any type of flower pot indoors, there are several points to consider for outdoor plant pots: For example, they must not only be weather-resistant, but also the leakage of excess water due to rain must be ensured. In addition, the flower trough must have the appropriate stability, so that it can withstand wind and weather. Also make sure that the material, for example, metal, does not additionally heat the soil and does not strengthen frost. By the way, you can find suitable outdoor planters and even more tips on the category here .
With regard to the material of design plant pots, the choice is very wide and there are advantages and disadvantages:
With a flower pot made of ceramic (6) you choose a durable and long-lasting, but also comparatively heavy pot. The most common materials are earthenware and terracotta, which is available glazed and raw, but heats up in strong sunlight. Concrete is similar to ceramics, but is characterized by its typical fine-pored appearance.
The same problem with solar radiation exists with flower pots made of metal. These aluminum or powder-coated steel planters (1), however, are lightweight, durable and versatile in color and shape.
In addition, with plastic, you have a choice of textile fabric, such as polyester or polypropylene (4), or solid shapes (3). These also have the advantage of being lightweight and can have many different designs. However, for outdoor use, they must be specially treated, otherwise sunlight can make them brittle and fragile.
Plant pots made of glass are also not only diverse in shape and color, but also look particularly noble and leave the plant the special appearance. But for this they are also quite heavy and easily broken.
Models made of wood (2) can be used both indoors and outdoors. Here, however, it is important that they are coated from the inside, otherwise the wood will draw too much moisture and become dilapidated.
Conclusion - this is what you should consider when buying a planter.
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