Choosing the Right Terracotta Planters

by | Nov 27, 2019 | Pottery Store

Terracotta has quickly become a favorite among those looking for the perfect planters for their plants. Whether you are planning to use them inside the home or outside in the gardens, these pots aren’t just resilient, but also beautiful. The key to choosing the right terracotta planters, however, is knowing what you should be looking for. In this blog post, we hope to share a few tips to make your life easier by providing you with a few pointers on what to keep in mind when choosing the right planter for your home or garden.

Plant Types

The first thing to keep in mind when trying to choose terracotta planters is the type of plants they will house. For example, terracotta dries quickly. If you are choosing a plant, such as a succulent that isn’t a fan of sitting in moisture, terracotta is perfect for you. Of course, if you’re hoping to house a plant that needs a constant amount of moisture, terracotta may not be the ideal home for those plants. It’s quite easy to see the level of water in a terracotta planter since the pots turns darker when moisture is present.


When bringing terracotta planters into your home, it’s important to take note of the size you need. As we all know, plants continue to grow. You may start out by needing a small pot, but over time, you may need to transplant your flower or plants to a larger planter. This is not uncommon and shouldn’t be an issue. When searching for the right planters, keep this in mind, however. You don’t want to buy a planter too small to host your plants. They should have room to thrive for some time before they need to be moved to another pot or home.

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