A lot of new succulent growers are often confused on which succulent pots they should get for their beautiful succulents. A big factor when growing succulents is choosing a pot or planter design for your new beautiful succulents.
Yes it’s very important for the grower to pick beautiful, unique, eye catching succulent pots, that you’d love to use. However, you must focus on what your succulent wants more than the design of the pot and how unique it is.
It sometimes is a challenging thing to find the perfect pots that your succulents would like to grow in, and one that you think is unique and beautiful. You might just not want to pick the prettiest, most unique succulent out there. Why? Because will your succulent like to grow in it?
By the end of this article you will learn about succulent pots, different sizes, material, and drainage!
Let’s get started!
We are first going to discuss drainage for your succulent pots. When you are choosing succulent pots, you need to remember that drainage is the most important thing. If your succulent pot doesn’t have drainage you are putting your succulents at risk of root rot.
Your succulent does not want to sit in a puddle after getting its water, it wants a quick drink and then go back to dry soil. If there is excess water in your pot, your succulent can die from root rot because it has been sitting in a puddle.
This is why your succulent pots need drainage holes! Drainage holes are at the bottom of the pot so water can leak out of the bottom. This helps your succulent because it drains all the excess water out, keeping your succulent safe from root rot.
Draining holes are key when choosing succulent pots, but can you still grow succulents in pots without drainage holes? The answer is yes, 100%. However, you must water very accordingly, and carefully. We have an article on growing succulents in pots without drainage holes. Read it if you want to learn!
Which Pot Material?
The best succulent pot material for succulents would be pots made out of terracotta or ceramic. These materials are the best simply because they are breathable, which makes it great for growing indoors because growing indoors doesn’t provide much airflow.
Terracotta and ceramic allow airflow which makes it possible for water to escape out the drainage hole, which will help prevent a water puddle and root rot. This is why terracotta or ceramic are the best material for your succulents because they help with drainage so much!
There’s so many unique design options for terracotta and ceramic succulent pots! You can find them on amazon or other succulent sites!
Which Size Pot Should You Use?
A lot of succulent beginners think the bigger the pot the better, it will give your succulents more room to grow so it makes sense right? Well, not exactly.
Planting your succulents in big pots might harm the growth and health of succulents. The size pot for your succulents should only have about an inch or 2 around the sides would be the correct size pot. Having the correct size instead of having too big of a pot will help the growth and health for your succulents.
Another reason why big pots aren’t the best for your succulents is because of soil moisture. Soil retains moisture, so if there is more soil then you will have more moisture! Again, your succulent wants to stay dry, and not wet. This is why big pots aren’t great for succulents, unless you have a good amount of succulents in there such as 5.
Just make sure your size pot is just the right size, not too big, not too small! However, if you plan on planting many succulents in 1 pot, then yes go bigger for sure. The more succulents you want in a pot, the wider it should be.
Change Your Size Pot If Your Succulent Outgrows It
Yes, we just talked about using succulent pots that aren’t too big for your succulents. However, you will need to change the size of the pot if your succulent outgrows it!
If your succulent is outgrowing you need to change the pot! Your succulent wants to grow, and it wants to grow larger every year. So how can you tell if your succulent outgrew its pot?
If your succulent has outgrown its pot you will notice. If your succulent roots are stretching so far that they are coming out of the drainage hole, it's time for a new home. When roots expand so far that they are coming out of the drainage hole, then your succulent is begging to grow and for a new home!
Simply repot your succulent in a pot that is about an inch or 2 larger than the original pot it grew in. This will give more opportunity for your succulent to grow. Don’t worry tho, this will only happen about every 2 or 3 years, it just depends on the type of succulent and how fast it is growing!
Now you know all about which succulent pot will be the best for your succulents! You can buy succulent pots on amazon, home depot, or many different websites. Just make sure you pick a perfect size, specific material, one with a drainage hole, and of course one that makes you happy!
It’s very important that this succulent pot stands out to you! It’s the home for your beautiful succulent baby! Take your time on choosing the perfect one because it’s really a big deal! Now go out there and find that perfect, unique, beautiful pot that you will love!
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