Does Size Matter?
As a general rule of thumb, when choosing a pot choose a pot that is 1-2” larger than the current size if the plant is currently in a 10” pot or smaller. If your current pot size is smaller than 10 inches, choose a pot that is 2-4 inches larger in diameter. Note: This measurement does not refer to the plant, but rather the diameter of the pot that it is planted in.
You may notice while talking to other plant folk, the terms “pot” and “planter” are used synonymously. Pots are generally smaller, round. Planters are generally meant for outdoors, come in various shapes and can usually fit multiple plants.
Let the water flow
Yes. Until you become confident in your watering abilities, we recommend using planters with drainage. Placing rocks and/or pebbles at the bottom of the will help to create crevices for excess water to drain into, away from the plant’s roots. Along with keeping your plants well hydrated, this will help decrease the chances of root rot.
As you may have noticed, you have plenty of options to choose from. So, wood, terracotta or plastic planters? Go porous. Porous materials will dry more evenly than plastic pots, and any wood planter will typically dry even faster.