A room is incomplete without a touch of nature.
Unfortunately, as interior plants are often added as last minute accessory items, the decorative containers for such plants are likewise selected in a rushed, haphazard manner.
Before you make a mad dash to the garden center, use these 9 steps to select the right planters for your interior:
Don’t settle. If you’ve taken time to select stylish furnishings, don’t settle for ordinary planters from the corner hardware store. There are countless resources available such as independent retailers, antique stores or online. Spend time to find the right planters.
Understand Scale. The planter size should be in proportion to the plant. For Table top plants, a decorative planter should have a diameter that is at least 1 inch larger than that of the grow-pot (the ugly black nursery pot that the plant comes in). Large floor plants typically require a decorative container with a diameter that is 2 to 4 inches larger than the grow-pot.
No Drainage Holes. Your decorative container should be water tight with no drainage holes, otherwise leakage will cause damage to carpeting and floor finishes. If you select a material that sweats or breathes such as ceramic, use a water tight plastic liner within the planter. If you purchased a planter with holes, carefully fill in the holes with waterproof materials such as epoxy.