Flower pots usually include tile pots, porcelain pots, purple sand pots, plastic pots, wooden pots, etc. In fact, strong meat is suitable for flower pots of almost any material, but if you want to raise meat carefully, you need to target different materials. flower pots, do some prep work.
Tile pot: also known as mud pot, bisque pot. The biggest advantage of the tile pot is that it is breathable and cheap. The pot wall has fine pores, which is conducive to the decomposition of nutrients in the soil and the drainage and ventilation, so that the flower root system can grow normally. The disadvantage is that the texture is rough, crunchy and fragile, and the aesthetics are poor. Pay attention when purchasing: the basin surface is shiny, and the quality of the sound is clear when knocked; But because it is too breathable, some people say that it is not suitable for succulent planting. The reason is that the soil at the edge of the pot is very easy to dry, especially under the hot sun, the root system at the edge of the pot is easily damaged (the edge of the pot has the most fibrous roots). Now some bisque pots have improved a lot in craftsmanship, not only the appearance is a lot more beautiful, but also the ventilation has been improved a bit, becoming less breathable and more suitable for growing some small plants.
Terracotta pots: The air permeability is similar to that of tile pots. Their common disadvantage is that once the pot is too small and too breathable, the water retention capacity is not strong, and it is easy to dry out.
Porcelain pot: Although it is beautiful, it is not very breathable, so pay attention to solving the problem of ventilation. If the center of the pot can be vacated (for example, multiple plants are mixed), it is best to use a straight-through ventilation pipe. However, the production process of the straight-through ventilation pipe is more troublesome, and it is generally suitable for large-scale porcelain basins. Most of the small and medium-sized ceramic basins we stack on the desk are. The ventilation system of small and medium-sized porcelain basins is much simpler. Cut off the upper half of the medium-sized ceramic basin with a beverage bottle, use only the lower half, punch holes all over the body, and buckle it upside down on the leaking hole. Pay attention to the bottom of the beverage bottle. Drill holes in low-lying areas, otherwise water will accumulate. The small porcelain pot is punched with a slightly larger plastic bottle cap all over the body and buckled on the leak hole. This is called a breathable cover. Remember to cut a gap at the mouth edge. Compared with the ventilation area of the leak hole, the method of adding ventilation pipes can effectively increase the ventilation area by dozens of times. It is a very important measure for cultivating succulent plants and other flower species that are afraid of water damage. Do not underestimate this step.
Purple sand basin: beautiful, the air permeability is between the tile basin and the porcelain basin. In addition to the appearance and price of purple sand basins, special attention should be paid to the thickness of the basin walls. The thinner the purple sand basins, the stronger the permeability. Large purple sand pots should also take the same ventilation measures as porcelain pots, which is more beneficial to plant growth. For small and medium basins, it is better to buckle the ventilation cover.
Plastic pots: The air permeability is not good. The solution is to use a needle in the middle and lower part of the pot body. For the sake of beauty, you can draw a sketch pattern on the paper first, and then stick it on the flower pot. On the top, the lines are dense and eye-catching according to the pattern, which is both good-looking and breathable. The upper part of the basin should not be dazzling, as it is easy to leak.
Wooden pots: The wooden pots have good ventilation and drainage performance, but attention should be paid to the preservation of wood and insects, so as not to affect the normal growth of plant roots and be infested by insects. However, because succulents generally need more sunlight, and watering will not be too wet, so the advanced version of the meat masters will not have any major problems even if they use wooden pots.
Homemade Plant Pots: It’s fun to make plant pots out of something you have around you. Some people use beverage containers as flower pots, which are very beautiful, and colorful wall lamp shades as flower pots are also very unique.