Container gardening allows you to plant various different plants and it is perfect for both outdoor and indoor use. Concrete plant pots are the ideal choice for this purpose due to their beauty and the range of benefits they offer. Bigger sized pots are perfect for trees, shrubs and outdoor use while smaller ones are a great choice for planting flowers and herbs providing your living area with natural beauty. Concrete pots are one of the best ways to decorate your home. Besides serving as beautiful ornaments, the plants inside them will improve the quality of the air in your home. When it comes to pots, there are plenty of options to choose from. So, if you are wondering why you should choose concrete pots over other options, here are a couple of reasons.
When buying concrete plant pots, you’re investing in functional decor pieces that will last for years to come. Concrete is a durable and strong material, and compared to plastic or wood (which become brittle or rot over time), concrete pots won’t lose any of their beauty and features over time. Since they are heavy, they are less likely to be blown away in the wind or be ruined by your kids or pets running around. Also, these pots won’t be affected by humidity and rain.
Cement pots can be used with any type of plant since they are available in a variety of sizes. If you want to decorate your patio, consider placing larger pots on its corners or if you want to keep things simple – place a small pot with your favourite flower on your patio’s coffee table. For indoor gardening, choose something in a compact size that easily fits into your space. Make sure you don’t get a pot that’s just too big for the room and ends up blocking the flow of the space. Instead, choose something adequate that you can use in any room, including your kitchen. A small-sized concrete pot is perfect for planting herbs – that way you can always have fresh and organic spices on hand. Concrete pots look amazingly beautiful, so many people use them like vases instead of planting flowers in them.
The thickness of the concrete along with its light colour will help protect the soil from temperature fluctuations. Darker-coloured pots tend to draw in heat and cause root damage because the soil dries up quickly, especially during the summer. However, this doesn’t apply if you want to use your black concrete pots for indoor gardening and decoration. When it comes to decorating with these lovelies, they can be painted to suit your interior design or they can be left bare to develop an aged, natural and classic look.
Taking care of your concrete planter will prevent it from breaking or cracking too soon, while also protecting the health of your plants. If you decide to take care of plants indoors in concrete pots, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- A planter that is not suitable for a plant’s size could lead to stunted growth or over-watering issues. When you are looking for a pot for tabletop plants, make sure you choose a model that’s not 5-7 cm smaller or bigger than your plants.
- Drainage is one of the key elements of successful container gardening. Plants need water, but too much of it can cause them to rot. To avoid that, ensure your pots have drain holes on the bottom, so the excess water can drain.
- Every now and then you will need to re-plant your flowers or herbs. Changing their potting mix or soil will provide them with fresh nutrients, helping their growth and development. Usually, plants need to be repotted every 12-18 months. Not sure whether your plants need to be re-potted? Take a look at the drain hole. If the roots are growing through it or pushing the plant out of the pot, if the plant dries out quickly or is growing slower, and if there is a noticeable mineral and salt build-up, then it’s time to re-pot your plant.
Keep in mind that concrete is porous, which means the soil inside the pot will faster than the soil in other containers. There are two ways to solve this issue – you can seal the inner side of the pot with a waterproof concrete sealant or you can water your plants more often. Large concrete containers can be quite heavy. Once they’re filled with soil they can be difficult to move around, so make sure you find their perfect spot before planting in them. This applies for bigger size containers that are usually used outdoors – the ones meant to be used inside are usually small or medium-sized and can be easily relocated.