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What Pot/Planter Should I buy?

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

Deciding the best kind of planter for your plants, your space and budget can be confusing.

To help you decide a suitable pot for your needs, I have put together all the important factors you may consider before going shopping. We have also done a detailed video on the same, you will find it embedded in the end of this blog (if you dont like going through text).

1.a. Plastic Pots - The regular Kind

Regular Plastic pots come in a wide range of sizes

Pros: Cheap, Light weight, Durable, Multiple drainage holes for quick drainage Buy here

Cons: Plastic! Plastic! Plastic!

Grow: Veggies, Indoor plants and Flowers

1.b. Plastic Pots: Recycled Kind (Geofabric)

Buy now >> Starting Rs.349 (Set of three)

Pros: Very cheap, Light weight, Durable, Fabric mixed with recycled plastic helps in drainage

Cons: None, except that they are more suitable for outdoor spaces else use a drainage plate underneath for indoors.

Grow: Any kind of veggies

1.c. Plastic Pots: HDPE kind

Buy now >> Starting Rs.299 (Set of two)

Pros: Very cheap, Light weight, Durable, Holes for drainage

Cons: Plastic! Plastic! Plastic! Not suitable for indoors

Grow: Any kind of veggies


2. Terracota Pots

Pros: Very cheap, Help plant sustain better in extreme hot and cold, Environment friendly

Cons: Not very durable, Come in limited size options

Grow: Small vegetables, succulents and ornamental plants.


3. Wooden Pots

Buy here >>

Pros: Look beautiful and can be customised to any size. Using plastic lining improves pot's life.

Cons: Expensive and intolerant to very humid conditions

Grow: Any kind of vegetables and flowering plants.


4. Metal Pots

Starting from Rs.1099

Pros: Aesthetically very pleasing (Try the ones with powder coating finish as they have longer durability against rusting)

Cons: Expensive and cant be used to grow plants directly without a second pot

Grow: Indoor plants and flowering plants


5. Ceramic pots

Starting from Rs.450

Pros: Aesthetically pleasing (Come in a range of prices. Raw material used, finish and baking method determines the price in ceramic pots. Porcelain is the highest grade of ceramic available. It can be a one time investment that will stay with you for decades.)

Cons: Expensive

Grow: Indoor plants and flowering plants

We have also tried explaining the above mentioned information is detail in our youtube video below.

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