Vessels for planting in pot and bag form
Plant pot - flower pot - planter, trough or bag - When growing plants indoors under artificial light, there are so many individual factors that it is not surprising to hear that choosing the right plant pots is also important. If you put small cuttings or seedlings in too large plant pots too early, they will root too deeply and balanced watering will be difficult to manage. On the other hand, if you leave plants that have grown larger in small planting pots for too long, you hinder their growth and thus the optimum nutrient yield from the potting soil. That is why plant pots should "grow" with the plants, so to speak.
Different types of plant pots
Plant pots come in a wide variety of shapes and colors. They are usually made of polypropylene (PP). Most often in everyday life, we encounter round planters made of white, black and brown plastic, as well as terracotta color. The pots are available with outer diameters of about 6 - 45cm and have drainage holes in the bottom surface to drain excess water. Following a seed tray for growing seeds, the small pots are great for pre-growing young plants.
For indoor cultivation of medium-sized to larger plants, especially in a grow box with limited floor space, square container pots are even slightly more suitable. With these, the available space can be utilized down to the last corner. Container pots, like round containers, come in a variety of sizes. Most often we encounter the square plant pots in a size of 11-18.5cm², which can hold from 1 to 5 liters of substrate.
Planting bags have emerged as a popular alternative to the ordinary flower pot. Usually made of recycled plastic (PET), these planting bags have the advantage over closed pots in that they are quasi-breathable and prevent the ring root formation of the inserted plant. Instead, the plant will root itself all around into the felt-like fabric, thus forming a dense network of young healthy fine roots that support the plant in actively absorbing nutrients.
In hydroponics, on the other hand, plant pots that have a more permeable structure have proven their worth. These include, above all, mesh pots or air pots with a dense mesh structure.
To give you the best possible start to your own homegrowing project, we offer you a range of different plant pots and planting bags in different sizes.