Video: Pot. Cache-pot. Houseplants. Choice. Dishes For Plants. A Photo
Of great importance in the care of flowers are the pots in which they grow, as well as the correct selection of the type and size of the container. It is on this that the growth and development of plants largely depends. It is necessary to select different types of dishes depending on the biological characteristics of plants.
Clay pots are widely used. Their positive quality is porosity and water permeability. The disadvantage is that, due to the evaporation of water, overdrying of the soil can occur, and this negatively affects the root system. They should not be used under moisture-loving plants.
Plastic pots have been gaining in popularity lately. Their ability to retain water is much higher than in clay. This must be taken into account when watering and make sure that there is no stagnation of water.
The advantage of styrofoam pots lies primarily in the fact that this material is breathable. However, they are used very rarely, since they are unstable, easily overturned, especially when the plants reach enormous sizes.
Ceramic pots are completely waterproof, so you cannot plant plants in them. But since they are very beautiful, they put the main ones (clay or plastic) with the plant in them.
Clay bowls have all the qualities of simple clay pots. Due to their shallow depth and healthy surface area, water evaporation in them is much more intense than in a pot.
Ceramic bowls have the same properties as ceramic pots. They are planted with large plants that are not suitable for pots.
Wooden tubs can be used without risk of damaging the plants. When picking up the tubs, make sure that they do not have large gaps between the boards, so that the earth does not spill out and water does not flow out.
Plant containers can be made of plastic. It is necessary that they have a hole for the outflow of excess water. The most important rule for them is to ensure good drainage. To do this, the containers must have drainage holes at the bottom, as well as suitable drainage material (shards of clay pots, expanded clay, etc.).
Wicker baskets look good and are hanging in most cases. However, the soil in them dries out much faster than in others. Because of this, they need to be watered more often. All baskets must be covered with special material before use. Wicker wicker should be covered with polyethylene to prevent leakage. For wire or metal, use special tow-polyethylene linings, natural moss or special agrofibre.
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It should be remembered that potted or containerized plants can dry out quite quickly on hot summer days because, unlike normal garden plants, their roots may not use much water from the soil that is retained in the container. Regular watering is vital for these plants. To avoid drying out, on hot summer days they need to be watered twice a day (in the morning and late in the evening). Wait for water to start flowing out of the drain holes while watering.
Do not allow the soil in the containers to dry out as this can make it difficult for it to absorb water. If the soil is too dry, you need to put the pot with the plant in a large container filled with water for a couple of hours so that the earthen lump is completely wet.