In the world of artificial plants, a lot of attention is paid to the plants and rightfully so!

An oft-forgotten element is the pot or planter that acts as a home for your favourite fake plants.

Choosing the right planter is important. For real plants, it’s the planter that decides a lot, i.e. healthiness of the roots, how large a plant grows, and how long soil stays wet.

Looking at planters, you will find several options though the most common are ceramic, terracotta, and plastic.

Each of these planters come with its own unique advantages. Here are a few guidelines to remember.

Ceramic Planters

In how to choose a planter, we first look to ceramic which comes in all sorts of shapes and aesthetics.

Ceramics are great for plants that need moist soil. They are sturdy and appealing to look at. Ceramic planters are also heavy enough to prevent a topple-over on taller tabletop plants. Unfortunately, they aren’t so practical at larger sizes as they can get excessively heavy.

Plastic Planters

Plastic planters are, by far, the easiest to find and cheapest out there. They are easy to buy in large quantities and are reusable, ideal for any sort of seed propagation or exploratory gardening you’d like to do.

Obviously, with plastic, appearances aren’t as important as function. Plastic doesn’t look attractive and over time, it is likely to become faded, brittle, and look even worse thanks to exposure under the sun.

Seagrass Planters

Any discussion on trendy planters wouldn’t be complete without mentioning these. Among garden enthusiasts, interior decorators, faux plant owners, and plant lovers, seagrass planters continue to grow in popularity for their attractiveness as a décor piece.

If you are looking to buy planters online, you will likely come across seagrass planters on marketplaces like Etsy and ArtiPlanto. They come in various colors and are a fine mid-century minimalist-inspired planter option particularly as it applies to artificial plants.

Terracotta Planters

Terracotta planters and pots are cheap, easily accessible, and a classic shape and aesthetic.

Terracotta dries out quickly which is its biggest pro. The drawback is that they are easy to break, sometimes dry out too quickly thanks to high temperatures and low humidity, and crack in wintertime due to low temperatures.

Braided Planters

Braided planters are often handcrafted, always lightweight and portable, and are a great aesthetic choice.

Unlike other materials, braided planters will never change their look over time due to fading. Unfortunately, some can slowly degrade when exposed to moisture as they are made from all-natural products.

Other Planter Types

Cement planters exist. They are long-lasting and eco-friendly, though heavy. Cement can withstand any weather or climate conditions.

Bamboo planters are made from wood, ideal for artificial plants as opposed to the real thing.

Brass planters are a fast-growing trend in interior decorating. They look luxurious and open up a whole new set of possibilities when it comes to creating a faux plant aesthetic or complete appearance.

Like plants, the ‘right pot or planter’ comes down to what you personally love. What you pot your plants in matters, whether they are real or faux. Are you looking for a high-quality planter – find yours at ArtiPlanto.

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