Tropical Plant Planters

26 May

Tropical Plant Planters

Decorative planters create color and texture when combined with tropical plants. The choice of containers is dependent upon the type of plant and plant place. The right planter encourages healthy growth and production of flowers. The design and shape of this planter complements the tropical plant, creating its own individual look. Do not plant your plants in virtually any handy planter.

Planter Attributes

One primary consideration when picking a planter is its size. The container must hold the tropical plant’s roots and soil. If a planter is out of proportion, the plant can suffer from water retention issues. Containers which are too big tend to hold too much water and the roots stay wet, which can cause root rot. Planters which are too little tend to dry out quickly but work nicely for tropical plants which prefer dry soil. Always choose a planter with drainage holes and, if you are using it inside, a water grab tray to protect floors and furniture.


Plastic heels are cheap and less apt to break, but plastic isn’t the only alternative. Match the planter stuff together with the needs of this tropical plant. Terra cotta containers deliver warm, earthy colors to the decor and also keep the soil drier compared to other planters, because moisture disappears from the clay sides. Ceramic plant pots come in many colours and have a glossy finish, but this substance is prone to chipping and does not tolerate freezing weather. Fiberglass containers are produced to resemble terra cotta or stone and are flexible, which makes these containers easy to move.


Another property to take into account is the style of this planter and the way that it works together with plants. Hanging planters work nicely for cascading flowers and foliage, but need regular watering during hot, dry weather. Window box containers improve the view outside the window and benefit from additional growing space. The disadvantage is that the window boxes can’t be moved to protection during poor weather. Floor planters, containers designed to sit flat on the floor, work well demonstrating tall, verdant plants like banana plants (Musa spp.) and elephant ears (Colocasia esculenta).

Planter Recipes

Planter recipes create visually satisfying tropical containers. Start with center plantsthat grow erect and are in the center or back of the planter. These are plants like elephant ears and dracaenas (Dracaena spp.) . Filler plants encompass the center plants, developing a round shape. Corner plants, like begonias (Begonia spp.) , make the most of corner places to drape over the edge. Edge plants are planted close to the rim of the planter to ensure that the stems cascade over the edge, creating a finished look to the tropical planter.

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