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The 10 Best Pots For Indoor Plants

While having a pot that matches your decor is important, a well-designed pot will also save you a lot of hassle — and the best pots for indoor plants can even help keep those ferns, succulents, and other plants alive and healthy longer.

What should you look for? Choose pots with drainage holes. These allow excess water to run through and promotes better air circulation. This also means you’ll want a tray under it. While you can make pots without drainage work, it requires very careful watering not to drown your plant, which is why all these top picks have them (even the hanging planters).

What material should you choose? Ceramic and plastic are the two best options, and both have their pros and cons. Ceramic pots are porous which means your plants are less likely to experience root rot from overwatering. It also means you’ll have to water more often. Plastic pots are lighter, less likely to break, and easier to clean. Plants in plastic will dry more slowly which is good for those who forget to water, but not so great for those with the tendency to water too often.

How large should it be? According to plant store The Sill, if your current pot is 10 inches or smaller, choose a pot that is an inch or two bigger than your current one (the plastic grow container your plant comes in from the store counts). If your pot is more than 10 inches, go up 2 to 4 inches.

Choosing the right pot for your indoor plants will save you a lot of work in the long run. Below, the best highly rated options on Amazon.

While having a pot that matches your decor is important, a well-designed pot will also save you a lot of hassle — and the best pots for indoor plants can even help keep those ferns, succulents, and other plants alive and healthy longer. What should…

What plants are suited for a shallow pot?

I’ve recently acquired a beautiful plant container that is wider than it is deep. There is no drainage hole. What sort of plants are suited for this type of container?

The pot is 8 inches in diameter and 4.5 inches deep. The plants I have available and may acquire in the future are mostly houseplants like pothos, marantas, peace lilies.

Below is a photo of the pot in question, it seems to be made of some sort of ceramic.

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Wider than tall is my favorite type if pot for potting plants. Plant roots in the garden are 4 to 6″ deep. 95 percent of all plant roots are within this shallow zone. Pots that are wider than tall also inhibit over watering. Too much soil and not enough roots to suck up the water, and no drain hole? Root rot for sure.

For more personalized answers please send a picture, tell us what plant you are potting, where this plant lives (indoors, out of doors), what soil you are using. It is critical to use JUST sterilized potting soil for all potted plants. All.

The best plants for shallower pots are succulents and cactus. These plants can not stand too much water and their roots are very shallow. Regardless, most plants will love a wider than deep pot as long as you are using potting soil. Bagged and sterilized potting MEDIUM. Never use the garden soil. Don’t even try to make your own soil. Unless you are able to COOK that soil and all of the non soil amendments that potting soil contains it is worth the life of your plants in pots.

What type of plant are you imagining? Let us know what you would like to plant in that pot, send us a picture of your pot. Be sure you use potting soil/medium to re pot whatever plant you purchase. Don’t try to grow from seed in a big pot. Purchase a beautiful plant from the store and make sure you ask what and when it was last fertilized and what light source the plant acclimated to. Indoors under artificial lighting or out of door in the sun already acclimated?

All plants have different needs. Some love to always have a bit of moisture, most hate wet roots. All have to have a tiny bit of balanced fertilizer.

What plants are suited for a shallow pot? I’ve recently acquired a beautiful plant container that is wider than it is deep. There is no drainage hole. What sort of plants are suited for this type