Planter Selection

Choose the Right Planters

Ceramic, Wood or Plastic?

material benefits drawbacks
unglazed ceramic, such as terra cotta
  • Readily available & affordable
  • Excellent drainage
  • Acquires character with age
  • Breakable
  • Porous; small pots dry out quickly
  • Heavy
glazed ceramic
  • Large variety of colors and designs
  • Retains water better than unglazed
  • Breakable
  • Heavy
  • Acquires character with age
  • May rust, decay, or dent
  • May cause soil to overheat
plastic, fiberglass
  • Lightweight and long-lasting
  • Resists breakage
  • Does not weather
  • Top-heavy plants may topple