The Best Terracotta Planters & Pots
One of my favorite things to do is pick out a terracotta pot for my green babies! Who doesn’t love a good vintage look? But there are actually some real amazing benefits to using terracotta pots over other materials. Today I’m sharing my pros and cons list for using terracotta pots. They are by far my favorite! So let’s talk!
Terracotta pots can be found all over our home. I love the natural look of red clay and the patina that they create. The patina is actually mineral deposits that are pulled through the walls of the pots. It’s not harmful and can be left or washed off with soap and water.
- Terracottas porous nature allows for air and water to move through the walls, preventing soil disease and root rot.
- Terracotta pots can be used for indoor plants and outdoor container gardening.
- Terracotta containers are great for Cacti, Succulents, and other plants that prefer drier soil.
- Terracotta is great for colder climates. The walls of the pots draw the water out of the soil to help the soil dry quicker.
- They’re inexpensive!
- They make a beautiful patina that just gets better with age.
While I love the color and organic nature of terracotta pots, many people with a more modern style would prefer otherwise. Terracotta will not fit into all design styles.
- Using them outdoors in cold weather can cause them to crack or break.
- Plants that prefer moist conditions may need to be watered more frequently in terracotta.
Terracotta is easily the most recognizable material in the world of plant pots. You’ve probably seen hundreds of these rust-colored terracotta pots over the years. However, despite how common they are, terracotta pots aren’t necessarily the ideal living situation for all plants. The reasons someone might not choose a terracotta pots are the same reasons someone else might need one; they’re made from a porous material, which means they let more moisture and more air pass through, and they come with at least one big drainage hole in the bottom. Plants who are on “team terracotta” are those that rely on these features to control moisture in the soil. Most houseplants are better off too dry than too wet, and these pots are made to prevent roots for sitting in standing water. For plants that come from arid climates, excellent drainage is non-negotiable. Here are a few members of “team terracotta”:
Below is a list of plants that I house in terracotta pots.
- Snake Plants (Dracaena formerly Sansevieria )
- Aloe Vera
- Monstera species
- Pilea peperomioides
- Opuntia cactus
- String of hearts (Ceropegia woodii)
- String of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
- Rhipsalis species
- Tradescantia species
This super sweet terra cotta hanging planter is wonderful for displaying a favorite indoor plant! Made of terracotta, this pot features a cute sleepy fox face which has been hand-finished with a wash of white with a chalky finish, and lengths of jute rope to hang. The perfect homeware accessory for a lover of woodland animals.
This Terracotta Planter is here to help fill up any space in your room, so you’d best make sure he can fit!
His personality might be bigger than his actual size, but all this planter wants is for you to fill him up with some of the biggest (big to him, anyway) and best plants around. He’s always looking around for what he wants to pot next!
Add an artistic touch to your decor with this piece, adorned with a modern, minimalist portrait
Perfect for your plants or for a stylish storage solution
This adorable terra cotta hanging cat plant holder makes the ideal gift for any cat lover.
This hanging cat shaped planter comes in several different styles! A terracotta plant pot with cat ear detail and a painted cat's face and a white hanging cat. A great addition to any feline loving home!
The planter doesn't come with the plant, sorry! Still, great excuse for plant shopping, eh?
This Cute Terra Cotta Frida Planter Pot for Succulents & Vining plants.
Give your smaller succulents and petit plants an arty make-over with the help of legendary Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo! Complete with iconic monobrow, the Frida Mini Planter is just perfect from bringing some color and nature to your work desk, bedside table or hallway sideboard.
The Frida Mini Planter makes an ideal small gift for friends or family and is a fun way to bring some colour to your everyday life.
This wonderful vase set in a yoga shape brings total calm
The brown color and textured ceramics perfectly complement the shape
A real eye catcher, bringing a sense of serenity to any room
Brings the yogi soul to your home.
How adorable is this cat planter?! It will bring some cute and quirky style to a space. Simply fill with a small potted plant, cactus or succulent and then place on a flat surface (and don't forget to water your plant!)