March 09, 2019

First things first: pat yourself on the back. You've just purchased your plant and that's a great thing you've done. It will be beneficial for your mental as well as to your physical health. Now you may have some other concerns: how can I keep my plantmost efficiently? Along with the lighting and the watering process, the type of planter you should use for your plant becomes one of your major thoughts.

When people buy a plant they always want to know how long it will stay in the original planter purchased. Although watering is an essential part of keeping alive your plant, choosing or changing your planter is optional and it varies from plant to plant.

Most of the times, you don't even need to change the planter you're using, but only the soil that it's inside. The suggested time frame to be considered should bebetween 12 and 18 months. In addition to that, you should consider the material your planter is made of - usuallyceramic or plastic.

Here following some common planter management for some of the most known plants:


- Money Tree -Pachira Aquatica

money tree

Favorited byFeng Shui enthusiasts, this plant is one of the most popular indoor plants that people purchase. Its fame in the Western cultures comes from the East Asian costume to refer to it as a lucky plant, especially when pottedas bonsai with its roots braided. Both its medium size and lower maintenance facilitate the choice to buy this plant instead of others.

They can last up to two or three years in the same planter, which must have a proper system of drainage holes.


- Peace Lily -Spathiphyllum

peace lily

This delicate white spoon-shaped plant needs to be repotted every year or two. Be aware that it's growing better when exposed to warm environments. These plants need hot temperatures and moist soil, as their tropical nature requires.


-  Prayer Plant -Maranta Leuconeura

prayer plant

These plantsactually move. They are called "prayer" plants due to their diurnal rhythm, which consists in having their leaves flat during the day and in erected position during the night. This plant grows at its best when it receives an important amount of light and when its soil is constantly being humidified.

Those are the most common indoor plants, but there are tons of other similar plants that follow the same procedures. No matter the type of plant or flower, planters should have solid drainage hole system, which enables the plant's respiration and growth. The material and style of the planter depend on theowner's necessity, but it should first and foremost satisfy the need of the specific plant itself.


Author: Giulia Baldini

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