Contemporary Planters & Pots
Cultivate your green thumb – and your home – with decorative plant pots. Whether you’re looking for outdoor pots for your porch plants or indoor planters with saucers for the greenery within your home, HAY offers a selection of small contemporary plant pots that are must-haves for every plant parent. Read on to discover the best types of pots and HAY’s plant container size guide that will help you choose which pot is right for your foliage.
Types of Plant Pots
Some of the most popular plant pot materials include ceramic, brass, and enamel. Typically, ceramic pots are glazed, resulting in a finish that helps prevent plant soil from drying out. Similarly, brass and enamel pots help plants retain a healthy amount of water.
Many indoor pots are designed with drainage holes, which allow excess water to drain from the vessel so that the plant's roots aren't resting in a pool of water. This type is ideal for those who tend to overwater. Whether you choose to use your plant pots indoors or out, a saucer is the perfect complement to a pot with drainage holes. Plant saucers catch water that drains from the pot and help prevent the excess water from soiling indoor surfaces and floors. HAY’s selection of minimalist, stone-like plant pots all come with matching saucers so you won’t have to worry about drainage.
How to Choose the Right Plant Pot Size
If you’re wondering how to pot a plant, the first step is to choose a plant pot size that suits your greenery. Ultimately, the best planter or plant pot size for your plants will vary depending on the species – there isn’t a hard and fast rule that will work for every plant. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the types of plants you’re keeping in and around your home, and do a bit of research before you take home any new ones.
Still, it’s generally recommended to select a pot that’s approximately two inches larger in diameter than your plant. If the pot is too large, it could hold too much water, resulting in root rot. Alternatively, if it's too small, it will inhibit growth. Check the drainage holes of your pot periodically. If roots are growing out of the holes, you should re-pot the plant into a larger vessel.