Plant pots come in all shapes and sizes, however finding the right size plant pot to fit your plant is simple. Just follow our easy measurement guide.
Step 1: Select your plant and note the diameter of the growing pot it is planted in, as given on the product page. Please note: plant heights are approximate and include the height of the grow pot and the height/length of the foliage.
Step 2: Compare the diameter of the plant's grow pot to the size of the opening (or width) of your chosen decorative pot, to ensure the plant/grow pot can be inserted through the opening, see diagram below.
Tip: Pick a decorative pot that has an opening diameter at least 1cm larger than the size of the plant's grow pot so you can insert the plant in the pot.
Important:The opening diameter of the decorative pot is the size of the access hole for inserting the plant's grow pot as well as an indication of the liner size to insert if you are repotting the plant from it's grow pot. It is not the same as the external diameter of the pot which is the overall outer size of the pot, see diagram below.
We show the size of the plant pot openings for each pot as you click the different pot options, see diagram below.
Note: Liners are "squashy," so a taller liner can be cut down to size with scissors and pushed below the rim of a small opening to fill a larger space below e.g. in the case of a ball shaped plant pot.
For round shaped decorative pots we provide the external diameter of the widest point so you get a sense of how large the pot is on the outside, as well as the diameter of the opening (opening diameter). We also provide the height so you understand how tall the pot is.
For square, rectangular and oval planters we provide the external dimensions for Length x Width x Height, plus the access width (internal width), as these are often displayed with a mix of plants.
Liners: Modern pots and planters come in all types of materials from ceramic, natural, composite, metal and fibreglass to create that wow factor in their setting. However not all are designed to be waterproof. To keep pots looking pristine and avoiding damage to floors and furnishings the solution is to include a flexible liner inside the pot.
Liners come in various sizes to fit the internal dimensions of the pot and can be trimmed down to size to create an unobtrusive barrier for the plant and soil to be potted into, whilst protecting the pot from unsightly calcium or fertiliser deposits from the soil.
In taller planters they allow for the soil to be contained to an appropriate depth for the plant, without needing to fill the entire vessel with soil. This ensures the root system is surrounded in optimum moisture content rather than it draining to the bottom beyond the roots.
Drainage: Traditional indoor plant pots have drainage holes and stand in saucers to allow excess water to drain freely. For modern decorative plant pots without drainage holes the grow pot could be stood inside the pot on a saucer, or in a pot liner for extra protection. Alternatively, for a professional design look, the plant can be repotted directly into a pot liner with a layer of hydrogranules to provide both a drainage layer and a reservoir for the plant. The roots above the granules will pull the water gently out of the granules (capillary action) to keep them moist but not wet.
Soil Depth: When repotting allow a little room for the roots to spread. The soil should not be so shallow that without drainage the roots will sit in water, nor so deep that the water drains below the roots leaving the plant to dry out.
Tall Planters: Fill the base of the planter with polystyrene foam or other packaging material that will not compress, up to the required height, then sit the plant liner on top with the repotted plant in the liner.
The Jade Plant, commonly called the Money Plant, is a very popular succulent houseplant and has been found on shelves and bookcases for generations. (Not to be confused with the Money Tree, which is the common name for Pachira aquatica).
Once established as a mature plant, it forms a miniature tree like structure, with a thick trunk and branches. Leaves are thick, fleshy and opal shaped in a deep, glossy jade green, sometimes with a red tinge at the leaf edge. New growth starts on stems that have the same colour and texture as the leaves, but this hardens into a brown, woody stem in time.
They are very easy to care for, provided they have plenty of light. As they store water in their fleshy leaves, they do not require a lot of attention.
Light: Bright, indirect sun light. A few hours of direct sunlight a day would not go amiss. It will tolerate some degree of shade but will not do as well.
Water: Water well then allow the soil to dry out before watering again. This plant hates sitting in water.
Temperature: Average room temperatures of 15-24°C with a minimum of 10°C.
Humidity: Normal humidity conditions, although they will tolerate higher levels and don’t mind being misted.
Feed: A weak solution of liquid fertiliser once a month or so.
Height and Growth Rate: Jade Plants have been known to reach large proportions given time - even reaching over 2 metres in height. However, the growth rate is slow to moderate and it will take years, if not decades, to achieve such splendour.
Toxicity: Known to be poisonous to pets. Keep away from animals.
Origin: South Africa and Mozambique.