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Design flower pots / planters - how to find the right model for your home

Hourglass Flowerpot large, Ø 50 x H 73 cm in black / dark gray by ferm Living
  1. planter vs. hydro pot - that's the difference
  2. Types, shapes and sizes
  3. Indoor- & Outdoor planters
  4. The right material
  5. Conclusion

1. Cachepot vs. Hydro pot - this is the difference

The Hay - Flowerpot with Saucer in L, gray

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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

Umbra - Bolo Flowerpot | Hay - Flowerpot with Trivet | Boskke - Sky Planter Recycled | Verti Copenhagen - VertiPlants Wall Pot | urbanature - High Garden | Design House Stockholm - Grow Greenhouse

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Cachepot versus hydro pot
Viktoria furnishing expert Tips for advisors
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hanging to wall-mounted or greenhouse-style Greenhouse style - there are many different types of plant pots. Cachepots with a frame are particularly in vogue. In addition, planters can also come in a variety of shapes: While the cylinder shape offers plenty of space for roots and also makes it possible to create drainage in the lower area, flat pots with a large diameter are particularly suitable for plants with shallow roots or bulbous plants. Regarding the question of how large the flower pot must be, it is recommended that, if possible, always choose the planter slightly larger than the previous one, as you will favor plant growth. For plants that grow quickly, it is also helpful to directly take an even larger pot - foresight.

3. Indoor & Outdoor planters

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 .

4. The right material for your flower pot

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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.

  • In the case of planters can be divided into two categories: The first is that of flower planters, in which the excess amount of water can not escape, and in addition to which a saucer is required. The second category is formed by hydro pots with a water reservoir. Through watering cones, models with a hole and a saucer, separate water reservoirs or water level indicators, the plants themselves draw as much water as they need. This makes hydro pots especially practical.
  • Whether you're looking for a flower pot that hangs, stands or is wall-mounted, the variety of designs and shapes at Connox is vast.
  • Large flower pots in the shape of a cylinder provide enough space for roots, while flat pots with a large diameter are the best choice for plants with shallow roots.
  • Regarding the size, in order to favor plant growth, it is recommended to always choose the planter slightly larger than the previous one. An XXL planter is a good idea from the start, especially for plants that grow quickly.
  • While you have the free choice of materials in the house or apartment, a flower pot for outside must be weatherproof and stable, as well as ensure leakage of excess water.
  • From ceramics and glass to plastic, metal and wood - the variety of materials for design planters is large, and each type has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Design flower pots / planters buy online at Connox - your advantages at a glance

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shopping advice at Connox

You want to buy design flower pots / planters online, but need assistance? Feel free to contact our customer service at any time. We are here to help you with your purchase with advice and support, give recommendations and can quickly clarify questions. Then let us conveniently deliver your desired item directly to your home.

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