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Natural Planters & Organic Pots FOR YOUR HOME OR GARDEN

Natural plant pots and non toxic faux plants are the perfect way to liven up a space or add creative storage. This collection of natural planters and organic pots is made from biodegradable and sustainable materials.

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Create Biophilic Design with Natural Planters

Eco friendly planters and pots are not only more sustainable but also help to create a harmonious and calming atmosphere in your indoor or outdoor environment.

 

A natural pot is a must for anyone who wants a more sustainable, nontoxic, and eco friendly way to grow plants or display dried botanicals. Materials such as ceramicclay and terracotta as well as rattan, wood, and metal (natural minerals) make for excellent natural plant pots, lending beauty to your indoor or outdoor spaces.

 

The natural textures and colors of these materials complement the beauty of the plants they hold and are fabulous for many things beyond greenery.

 

Taller natural plant pots are great for holding umbrellas or large dried sticks like bamboo or birch as a decorative statement piece inside the home. Shorter plant pots, like fun decorative metal planters, are great as storage for blankets and pet toys.

 

Just remember that we recommend keeping the real plants outdoors. Bringing soil and water into your home can lead to mold spores being released into the your indoor air, but rest easy—there are plenty of safe and beautiful artificial plants if you're looking for indoor potted faux plants, too.

 

Remember, woven baskets make beautiful planters for fake plants, too.

What Makes Natural Planters Better for your Garden?

Natural planters and organic pots are containers made from nontoxic materials such as stone, clay, and wood that are used to grow and maintain plants. These eco friendly pots not only offer an organic and sustainable alternative to traditional plastic planters, but they are also biodegradable and made from materials that promote good health for you and your plants. Stone organic planters are made from solid rock and are known for durability and longevity. They can add a hint of rustic whimsy to any garden or indoor space. Clay pots, on the other hand, are made from porous baked clay, which allows for better drainage and aeration. Natural planters made from untreated wood offer an elegant look that can complete the aesthetic of your living environment, outdoors or indoors. They can be painted, stained, or left as is for a more natural appearance, but keep in mind that untreated wooden planters will weather over time and may need to be replaced eventually. In addition, sustainable planters are great for the plants that live in them, as they offer a more natural growing environment that promotes a healthy root system. They also tend to be heavier and more stable than plastic containers, which can prevent them from tipping over in windy conditions.

What Are the Benefits of Using Natural Plant Pots and Organic Planters?

Buying natural pots made from organic clay, natural terracotta or wood provides numerous benefits for you and the plants housed in them. First and foremost, they are a healthy alternative to plastics and painted metals, which can release harmful VOCs, aka volatile organic compounds , into the air. Natural planter materials also create a healthy environment for the plants, promoting their growth and well-being. This might seem like a bigger deal for natural indoor planters as opposed to outdoor ones, but every little bit counts in a healthy home. Sustainable pots are also typically made from biodegradable materials such as stone, clay, or wood, which are as beautiful as they are eco friendly. You can literally compost these materials at the end of the products’ useful life. And metals are recyclable, making metal planters a sustainable planter material as well. Unlike plastic containers, they do not contribute to as much pollution or waste, which also usually means they require less energy to make and produce fewer emissions.
As if that weren’t enough, going with natural pots may support local artisans who specialize in making these containers, which may stimulate the economy and preserve traditional craftsmanship. And who doesn’t appreciate a planter that’s also a work of art ;)

How Natural Pots Can Help Your Plants Grow

Natural materials allow for proper drainage and aeration, which are essential for healthy plants. The porous nature of clay pots and terracotta, for example, helps regulate the moisture levels in the soil and reduces the risk of root rot. Plus, natural pots are beautiful and timeless. Speaking of timelessness, a natural planter is often more durable and long-lasting than its plastic counterparts. Incorporating these natural plant pots into your indoor or outdoor space is a great way to promote health, sustainability, plant growth, and natural beauty. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner, organic plant pots are a great choice for any plant enthusiast or those that just want cute, convenient storage for their blankets or yoga mats.

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Choosing Organic Plant Pots & Eco Friendly Planters for Your Home or Garden

Choosing the right eco friendly planters for your home or garden requires careful consideration of several factors, from material composition to durability, drainage, location, and style. Take the time to choose the right container, and you can promote healthy plant growth—and a healthy home—for years to come.
 
Here’s some helpful tips:

First, consider the material composition when perusing the available eco friendly planters. Popular options include stone, clay, terracotta and wood, and each material has its own unique advantages, such as the durability of stone and metal or the natural drainage and breathability of porous clay and terracotta. All of these materials won’t off-gas or release harmful chemicals, since they’re all natural.

Also mull over the size and shape of the plants you want to place in the natural planter. Make sure the container is appropriate for the size of the plant—not just now, but the size it will be in the future. Also pay attention to the style of the planter or pot and make sure it complements the aesthetic of your home or garden.

From rustic to modern, there are many different styles. This means deciding early on where you want to put your plants—if you plan on placing them outdoors, make sure the pots can withstand exposure to the elements. Indoor containers allow for more of a focus on style.

Durability and drainage are important factors to consider when choosing organic plant pots. Stone and clay tend to be very durable, while wooden containers may require more maintenance. Metal is of course the most durable but doesn’t allow the soil to breathe like the others. And some materials provide better drainage than others. If the container doesn't have any drainage holes, be sure to drill some holes. It’s best to also line the bottom with rocks to help with proper drainage.

Finally, sustainability should always be high on your list of considerations. Make sure the natural planter you choose is made from sustainable materials and is produced in an eco friendly manner. Look for containers made from biodegradable materials that are recyclable, compostable, or sustainably sourced.

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