Previously used for public institutions, restaurants, hotels and cafes, planters are very popular and often preferred in private households. They even serve as indoor dividers as well as for zoning in the garden or on the terrace. Slightly larger and, above all, taller than conventional flowerpots, these practical planters are stylish and elegant helpers when it comes to your indoor and outdoor planting, as plants and flowers simply feel wonderful in them. But what should one still consider when buying the appropriate planter? Does this only count the optics or is there something more important? Questions about questions … stay with us and learn more about this topic!
What makes the perfect planter?
Of course, your planter should be very appealing to you, and it should go well with your interior design style. Here are also color and shape clever to select, to give your interior or exterior the finishing touch. But there are a few factors that are of fundamental importance.
Depending on the area of application – terrace, balcony or garden, living room or bathroom – the perfect planter should already have the following characteristics:
- environmental friendliness
The planters should be easy to move much easier and faster to another place without harming your back. Long lasting, so that your wallet is spared. You do not want to buy new planters every year, right? Especially when the planters are outside, they should also be weather-resistant and optimally defy UV rays, moisture and frost. And yes, last but not least, sustainability is also a crucial aspect. Also think about the environment in your establishment and greenery, because sooner or later it will thank us or complain.
Suitable materials for your planters: advantages and disadvantages
Terracotta and ceramics, rattan , Polyrattan and wood, metal or plastic … is quite a long list of the often used materials from which the planters and flowerpots are made.
As beautiful and romantic as some of them are, they are unfortunately not very weatherproof and often quite heavy and unwieldy. For example, planters get out Terracotta or ceramic especially in winter unsightly cracks and then do not look very good in spring. This is mainly due to the property of the material to absorb water and give it back to the plants … which may result in the summer as an advantage, but is definitely a disadvantage in the case of frost.
Alternative innovations in planters
A successful alternative would be, for example, planters made of new, highly innovative materials, such as fiberglass. Some manufacturers even go one better and offer a high quality material that is a mixture of stone, fiberglass and magnesia. Such planters not only have a natural, refined appearance and a modern profile, but they are a lot more resistant than pure terracotta or fiberglass pots. Environmental friendliness and sustainability are naturally also very popular here. ( Purchase via Pflanzwerk.de )
Some important tips for planting and potting
Although these two activities do not seem particularly hard to do, some people often underestimate them. There are, as with almost everything in life, a few subtleties that should be considered. For example: ensure a good drainage and avoid the so-called waterlogging, so that the roots of the plants do not rot. Too much technical Chinese? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! A completely sufficient drainage can even be aligned with a simple pottery shard, which you simply lay over the drainage hole of the planter. A little gravel on it, then the appropriate potting soil and fertilizer … Done! Now you can quietly potted or replant your plants and flowers. I wish you success!
And if it should be a bit more professional, it would be convenient for you to watch the video below: