Concrete Planters: Outdoor Strength and Stability

Concrete planters are the perfect container for displaying outdoor tropical palms and shrubs.

They are low-maintenance and complement porches, patios, driveways, and entranceways.

Unique patterns and styles add interest and elegance to your landscape or garden design.

Concrete Plant Containers – What Are The Advantages?

  • Heavy duty outdoor containers protect plants from extremeConcrete Planters temperatures.
  • Their large weight and size discourage theft of valuable tropicals.
  • Ideal home for large outdoor plants, shrubs, and trees with large root systems.
  • They are available in larger sizes than other conatiners.
  • Some styles to choose from include:
    • Urn planters
    • Sculpted planters
    • Box planters
    • Trough planters
    • Vase planters
  • Fiberglass planters made to look like concrete are a light weight option ideal for terraces and decks. Resin is mixed with polystone to create the look and feel of concrete without the weight. 

How to Choose the Best Concrete Planter

Concrete plant containers are ideal if you are looking for strength and stability for large outdoor tropicals. Take a little extra time when choosing this type of plant container because you will more than likely replace it due to making a bad choice, not because of wear and tear.

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 concrete planter:
  1. Decide what the planter will hold. Choose a container that will accommodate the roots of the tropical tree, shrub, or plant when it reaches maturity.
  1. If you need the ability to move the pot for any reason, think twice about buying a genuine concrete planter. Remember, faux planters with the look and feel of concrete are a lightweight alternative.
  1. Choose a style. The style you settle on will depend on the following:
    • 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.
  1. Choose a color and/or texture that complements you landscape as well as the architectural style of your home. Cast stone planters are available in a variety of colors and textures. If you cannot find a pre-made planter that fits your needs, you can have one custom-made to your specifications.

Caring for Concrete Containers

Caring for planters properly will keep plants healthy and ensure the container is structurally sound. Concrete plant containers are durable and require minimal care.

  • 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.
  • Concrete is porous and may need to be sealed.
  • Watering plants in freezing temperatures can cause cast stone 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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