Excellent tips for choosing suitable pots for plastic succulents- Read NOW!
Most times, the pot a faux plant is placed in will make or break its appearance. A good pot will complement its ambiance, and a terrible-looking pot will ruin it all. This fact is often overlooked, and the best of our faux plants are not maximized. Choosing a good pot is an essential part of keeping the plants vibrant and happy.
As easy and enjoyable as choosing the suitable pots may seem, it’s a lot technical than that. When succulents are concerned, there are many things to look into when finding the right pot. You need to consider the design, size, style, material, and many other essential factors. Each of these factors will make a big difference in helping your faux succulents thrive.
Let’s take a closer look at each of them carefully. Pay attention to every detail, and you’ll be able to maximize the most out of this information.
PS: THIS ARTICLE IS DIRECTED TO BOTH BUYERS AND SELLERS. AS A SELLER, YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT YOUR TARGET MARKET WANTS TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM SATISFACTION TO YOUR CUSTOMERS.
Choosing the right material
The material of the pot is usually the first consideration when deciding on what pot to place the faux succulents. When you buy fake plants in bulk from the manufacturer or supplier, they commonly come in rubber pots as they are easier to transport without the fear of them getting damaged. However, many buyers may not like it and will need a fancier pot to place the plants. This means that after buying it, you will need to re-pot the plants.
Pots can come in different materials, including plastics, ceramics, terra-cotta, resin, glass, metal, or wood. Different buyers will have different preferences and distinct ideas on the appearance they intend to create. Providing all options will be the best idea to keep buyers engaged.
Plastic pots are the most popular and are also more affordable. Ceramic pots are trendy and sophisticated. Fiberglass is lightweight and customizable. All options have unique pros and cons and are all unique in their characteristics.
What size should you get?
The size consideration is also essential but somewhat depends on the type of faux succulent plant you purchased. Smaller styles will fit better in smaller pots, while larger ones will work in a measurable pot. It would be best if you considered the succulent, so you don’t over exaggerate the size of pots.
Also, remember that you need a realistic size to ensure that the plant still retains the appearance of being ‘life-like or just like the real succulent it is replicating. Don’t place the plastic plant in a pot that the natural plant will not thrive. Compare and contrast the differences and features.
What is the plantar style or design?
To know the planter style and design, you need to consider the plant’s physical characteristics. Upright-growing succulents like the faux Aloe will look better in tall, slimmer pots that keep all the branches together. Meanwhile, low-growing succulents like the faux Echeveria will be better in smaller pots. Some will fit better in hanging baskets. These succulents have spilling branches that create a more natural atmosphere.
Popular pots for faux succulents: A brief review
As mentioned, there are many pots made of different materials that faux succulents could be placed in. Each one of them has unique features which give buyers a broader opportunity to make other choices. However, the most popular pots are;
- Wall-mounted or hanging baskets
Let’s take a look at them;
Ceramic pots are trendy and give a sophisticated look to faux succulents. They are made from clay that has been dried and hardened with heat. They come in different sizes, depending on the potting style. They are thick and heavy and, most times, one of the most expensive pots in the market.
- They hold up the faux succulents well because they are thick
- They come in a variety of colors and designs.
- A bit expensive
- It can break and crack easily
- They tend to be heavy and hard to move around
Plastics are the most common pots because they tend to be very affordable compared to the others. They can withstand pressure from harsh weather regardless of being lightweight. They also come in attractive designs that could be made to look like a more sturdy material.
- Lightweight and easy to move around
- Less expensive
- Also weather resistant
- It comes in different designs and styles
- Durable and does not break as easily as clay
- It does not hold up the faux plants very well due to their lightweight
- Color will gradually degrade from excess exposure to sunlight. Therefore it is not ideal for outdoor decoration.
Wood is yet one of the best materials to choose for potting succulents. They solve the problem of not wanting your pots to crack when exposed to harsh weather conditions. However, they are also more expensive to purchase compared to plastics.
- Don’t break or crack when exposed to scorching weather.
- They hold up the plant without them falling out
- It may appear tacky and old-fashioned
- Will rot over an estimated time
Wall-mounted or hanging baskets
Although they are more suitable for faux plants with shorter branches, they remain one of the most common pot types used for artificial plants. They are very aesthetically appealing and very efficient when used for decorative purposes. They can be made from various materials, including wood, coated or wrought iron, fibers, or metals.
- They are affordable
- Very attractive
- Lightweight and easy to transport
- Ideal for succulents with trailing branches
- It cannot hold up bigger plastic plants
- May be blown away by heavy wind
- Those made of metals can rust with time
Finding the right pot for plastic succulents will help maximize their benefits and potentials. As a supplier or dealer in artificial plants, you should brief your customer on which is best and ideal for the plant they are choosing. I hope this article helped you gain a little knowledge on that.