Best Indoor Plant Pots

INSIDE : Find the Best Indoor Plant Pots and other plant related questions like ‘Do Indoor Plant Pots need a hole at the bottom?’ ‘Are self watering pots good for indoors?’ and ‘What do you put under pots?’  Let’s get into some plant talk!

Best Indoor Plant Pots. Do Indoor Plant Pots need a hole at the bottom? Are self watering pots good for plants? And many other plant related questions answered! Delineate Your Dwelling #planthelp #plantquestions #indoorplanthelp

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There is nothing like it being the dead of winter and polar vortexes ripping through the country to make me start thinking about Spring planting -ha!  If you have been around Delineate Your Dwelling long, then I am sure you know about my love for all things plant related.  I even have an entire page dedicated to all my Plant Crafts + DIYs.  

Let’s start by talking about a few common plant related questions that I get whenever I share Instagram Stories about my plants.

Do Indoor Plant Pots need a hole at the bottom?

Due to plant roots needing to typically stay moist but not wet, it is very important for your plants to have good drainage.  If you have your indoor or outdoor plants in a pot without any drainage holes, the water that the plant receives will just sit at the bottom of the pot and eventually your plant will suffer from root rot.

Whenever planting directly in a pot, it is critical that your pot has a drainage hole at the bottom.  You can even use a ceramic drill bit and add a hole to the bottom of your pot, if it does not come with one from the store.

Another option, is keeping your plant in the pot it was in at the nursery, which should most definitely have a drainage hole, and then placing that pot inside your more decorative indoor pot or container.

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Are self watering pots good for indoors?

There are definite pros and cons to using self watering pots for indoor plants.  Self watering pots are helpful in that they typically release just a slow amount of water to your plant.  As the soil gets dry, it soaks up that moisture and you are left with roots that typically stay moist but not wet.  I think self watering pots or even using self watering stakes is a great option when you are gone on vacation for an extended amount of time.

Personally, I like checking in on my plants once a week.  I schedule Fridays as my plant watering day.  That does not mean that every single Friday my plants get a drink, but I walk around the house on Fridays and check in on all of them – some getting water, some getting a light prune and some getting their leaves dusted off.

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What do you put under pots?

It is always a good idea to have something under your planted pots, especially if they have a drainage hole.  I put soft felt pads under my decorative pots so they don’t scratch the table tops they sit on.  And under the pots with the drainage holes, I always make sure to have a plant tray underneath.  I like these because you can pick white or black trays to match your pot or decor.

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Are glazed pots good for plants?

I used to use a lot of glazed pots for my outdoor plants.  However, I noticed that a lot of them would crack if I left them outside year round.  If you buy a more expensive, thicker walled pot they tend to be able to withstand more chilly temperatures.  Another issue with glazed outdoor pots is they are quite a bit heavier than a terra cotta pot.  Once you add in soil and a plant, they sometimes are too heavy to even move around.Shop my favorite Indoor pots:
With indoor glazed pots, you don’t have to worry about temperature extremes like you do outdoors.  One issue I have noticed however, is that glazed pots retain much more moisture than terra cotta pots.  So if you have a plant that tends to like drier roots, using a glazed pot might not be ideal – unless you also plan to water him a little bit less than you normally would.

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What are the best indoor plant pots?

Now that we know about the positive impact having drainage holes can have on your plants, what are the best things to put underneath your pots and a bit about glazed versus terra cotta pots – which are the best indoor plant pots to use?  I say, ANY POT!  

As long as you know your plants watering needs and plan to either drill drainage holes or put your plant pot inside of a decorative pot – really the sky is the limit.

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