Matching plants to pots can be a tricky business because planters differ in terms of depth, shape, and the size of their rims. But as long as you follow these instructions, you should have no trouble suiting up your new green friend.
- Check the dimensions of your new plant’s growing pot (the plastic pot with holes in).
- Look for a pot that is at least 1cm taller and 1cm wider than the growing pot.
We always give the inner diameter of our ceramic pots & baskets, and the outer diameter of our plastic growing pots.
For example: if you have your eye on a plant with a growing pot that is 12cm wide and 10cm tall, you will need a ceramic pot that is at least 13cm wide and 11cm tall.
What if my pot is too small?
If the pot you’ve chosen doesn’t fit the plant, you could consider re-potting it directly into the ceramic pot. To do this you will need appropriate soil and a couple of handfuls of pebbles or broken pottery to absorb excess moisture.
There are a few reasons we recommend keeping plants in planters: it’s easier to check on the roots, they have some give, and you’re less likely to let your plant sit in water. But as long as you keep an eye out for these issues, and use the pebble technique, you should be just fine.
What if my pot is too big?
It’s not a huge deal If you choose a pot that’s too big, though it could mean you’re unable to see all of your plant’s lovely foliage, and it has a bit of a wobble.