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3 Things you must take care while Buying a Container for Your Plant

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Dec 04, 2022 6:00 PM

Read Time: 2 minute

A plant pot is your plant's home, so it is important to choose a container that is appropriate for the plant in order for it to grow healthily. When your plant has outgrown its current pot, it's time to repot it. Another example is when you receive a new plant. Whether it's a new plant or time to repot an old favourite.
Here are 5 things to consider when selecting the right container:


The important thing to note is to not let the water sit at the bottom of the container as it will cause the roots to rot. Because an excessive amount of water invites the risk of pests and disease which can eventually kill off your plant. To avoid all of this, you can take your pot to the sink, give it a good soak and then let the extra water drip before placing the container back in its place.

Size of the Container:

This is an important factor to consider when buying a container as plants need enough space to grow. Martha Stewart suggests that you should take a look at what’s going on in the soil first. Check the needs of the plant’s roots first by gently pulling out the plant and see if the roots are swirling in the soil or have enough space to grow.

Using a pot that is too large for the plant can cause root rot because there is too much soil and not enough roots to soak up the moisture, causing the water to sit in the soil. 

Using a small container, on the other hand, can limit plant growth, and while most plants don't mind being root bound, it is critical to give them enough space so that the soil has enough nutrients.

Type of Material:

The material used in your plant container influences both the health of the plant and the aesthetics of your home décor. Before selecting a pot, consider the weight and durability of the container.

Terracotta is a solid choice as it is good for plants that don’t want to sit in water. They are also affordable and come in different colors, sizes, and shapes.

Once you've considered all of these factors and have a good idea of what you're looking for, go to nurseries that sell pots and containers and choose the one that best suits your plant and you.

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