Terra Cotta Planters: Warm, Earthy Elegance
Terra cotta planters are made from a natural clay material, and are
reddish-brown in color.
The color varies slightly depending on the clay used to make the plant
container. Terracotta pots make an elegant home for tropical plants and
They are available in a variety of sizes and styles to compliment
interior décor and outdoor landscapes.
Cotta Containers – What Are The Advantages?
- Terracotta pots with thick walls will protect plant roots
from extreme changes in temperature.
- Their earthy color and texture complements a variety of
indoor décor and outdoor landscape or garden styles.
- Terra cotta planters are heavier than plastic containers,
and less likely to be blown over by heavy winds.
- Concrete planters are available in larger sizes than other
- Some styles to choose from include:
- Terra cotta is porous, so over-watering plants is less of a
concern than with other planters, however under-watering might be an
How to Choose the Best
Terracotta plant containers are ideal for displaying a variety of
tropical plants. Clay pots are susceptible to extreme temperature
changes and chip easily.
Take your time choosing a high-quality,
durable pot that will last for many years. Knowing your requirements
before you start shopping will save time, prevent frustration, and best
of all, save money. Follow these tips for choosing the best terra cotta
- Decide what the planter will hold. Choose a planter that
will accommodate the roots of the tropical plant when it reaches
maturity, re-repot plant if necessary.
- Choose a high-quality, durable container that will be
resistant to extreme temperature changes and less likely to chip or
- Choose a style. The style you settle on will depend on the
- The plant(s) that will reside in the container.
- The location you choose for the container.
- The design and style of your garden, landscape, or home.
- Choose a color and/or texture that complements your
landscape as well as the architectural style and design of your home.
Clay planters are available in a variety of styles and designs.
Caring for Terra Cotta
Caring for planters properly will keep plants healthy and ensure the
container is structurally sound.
- If your plant grows larger than expected, re-pot if
necessary. Expanding roots could become root-bound and damage the
plant, or cause cracks in the planter.
- Terracotta is porous and may require extra watering.
- Watering plants in freezing temperatures can cause
containers to crack if the water freezes. Be sure to allow for adequate
drainage or move the planter to a location (such as the garage) that
will protect the planter from freezing temperatures.
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