Guide to choosing a planter

Guide to choosing a planter

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If you have decided to reorganize the spaces dedicated to plants, whether it be a garden or a balcony, you need to understand which type of tool you can use to get the effect you want.

In this guide we will explain how to set up a space dedicated to green.


The choice between pots and planters depends on the space available and the place where the plants would be placed.

The vases are expressly recommended for balconies or in any case extremities that do not support considerable weights on them, as well as for plants of not large dimensions.

The space occupied by the pots must be proportionate to the place where the plants are to be placed.

The effect of dense vegetation, as long as it involves small and medium-sized plants, can therefore also be obtained by placing vessels in the chosen location.

If, on the other hand, you have more space or a solid structure to set up that can hold a considerable weight, you can opt for large planters.

The idea of furnishing your own balcony or garden or a terrace that would otherwise appear bare, means wanting to give color to the entire structure and enjoy the scents that plants can provide.


To understand which type of planter is most appropriate for your space, you need to know the main features of the planters currently on the market.

The materials are different: from undoubtedly the most economical resin to essential wood, or to cement, wrought iron, stone or the most common plastic.

Also the shape has its remarkable importance: it goes from those of minimal dimensions, to the wider ones, to then pass to those dedicated to climbing plants.

Once you have established materials and shapes and identified a style to stick to, you can start to get a little more precise idea of ​​how your project starts to come alive!


Planters in wood: if you are interested in setting up your garden and protecting the roots of your plants from climate changes that can vary from excessive cold during the winter to exaggerated drought in the height of summer, you can opt for this type of planters.

Advantages: They allow a greater transpiration of the soil; rather thermally insulating; natural looking and pleasant to the eye.

Disadvantages: If not treated appropriately, it does not adequately prevent the leakage of water.

Plants: those most subject to major changes in temperature.

Plastic flower pots: they are easily adaptable and can be coordinated with the surrounding furniture, due to the wide choice of colors on the market; these planters are rather inexpensive and versatile, and excellent both in larger and smaller spaces.

Advantages: the material is durable over time and does not need special precautions; it is suitable for both internal and external locations; the purchase prices are rather low.

Disadvantages: If you expose this type of planters to the sun for too long, the external coloring of the product may lighten; the material of the planter has no drainage characteristics so it does not retain water, causing it to drip.

Plants: generally plants that do not develop voluminous roots can be suitable, because they could bend the side parts of the planter.

Planters in resin: the choice falls on this kind of product if you want to combine the characteristics of color and fantasy of furniture, with those of resistance to atmospheric agents. These planters, in fact, much more durable than plastic ones, retain their versatility, increasing their effectiveness.

Advantages: economic, light and easily transportable; the choice between models is vast for the various colors and designs; resistant for outdoor environments.

Disadvantages: they can appear aesthetically fake, showing to the visitor’s eye that note more unpleasant than the others.

Plants: any such as hydrangeas, geraniums, surfini, etc.

Concrete planters: some with more geometric shapes and straight lines, others more particular and soft, these planters are definitely suitable for external contexts, due to their important weight and the volumetric space they occupy.

Advantages: they guarantee exceptional resistance and can also support the weights of very large trees.

Disadvantages: they are definitely heavy and difficult to move; you need a large space to place them correctly and if you buy the non-perforated type, you have to opt for a resin planter to be placed inside the cement one so that your plants grow florid.

Plants: any plant that likes to monopolize the garden spaces to the detriment of other plants, such as the boungaville, but also plants and flowers with the most intense colors and fragrances.

Wrought iron planters: which are distinguished in planters with a fuller use of the material, and in those that act as a support for vases or planters in resin or plastic. By calculating an appropriate weight for this kind of products, you can opt for the most varied designs.

Advantages: the customization of these planters is among the best, in fact they can be vertical or horizontal depending on the needs and bring back desired themes and fantasies.

Disadvantages: they need maintenance in a way that is more repeated over time than other planters; those with more details and greater use of material cost more.

Plants: all, because they are not excessively heavy.

Rattan planters: this is a fiber that is extracted and processed directly from a certain type of palm, therefore it is a rather light eco-friendly material of plant origin. Inside they still contain an aluminum layer.

Advantages: aesthetically very nice to see, this material is light and easy to place even on balconies.

Disadvantages: being of natural origin, the material does not last long and tends to be damaged.

Plants: any type of plants, especially those belonging to the palm family.


For any planter to be chosen among those indicated above, it is necessary to add the need to opt for a suitable form and model for the spaces available: in fact, they exist on the market from classic rectangular to angular models, to those with balustrades and supports , so that any need can be adequately addressed.

It is recommended that you have a precise idea of ​​the space you want to use so that the plants have a precise location, so as to create harmony and enhance the whole environment.

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