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Cachepots add a decorative highlight to your flower pots and give hobby interior designers the opportunity to let off steam. Unlike the conventional flower pot, such a planter comes in a wide variety of shapes and colours and can even replace the flower pot altogether for some types of plants. This often saves the work of finding a matching flower pot for the respective planter.

With our planter test 2021 we want to help you find the best planter for you. To make your purchase decision easier, we have compared the various planters with each other and listed the respective advantages and disadvantages.




Summary

  • A planter, in contrast to a simple flower pot, is a decorative tool to give your plants a very stylish appearance. You can find pots in a wide variety of colours, shapes and decorations.
  • A distinction is made between a planter for indoor and outdoor use. Both variants come in different quality characteristics due to their location.
  • The size of a planter depends on the plant to be used and should be chosen in consideration of its growth behaviour.

The Best Cachepot: Our Choices

Cachepot: buying and evaluation criteria

The aspects listed below are a guide to help you make your decision when choosing the right planter. The criteria you need to consider when buying the right planter include:

In the following paragraphs, we will explain what each criterion entails.

Material

The material is usually the most important criterion, as it makes the biggest difference. Before buying a planter, it is important to make sure that it is durable.

Cachepots are made of materials such as ceramic, plastic, clay, stainless steel, rattan and many more. However, the most popular materials are ceramic and plastic.

A ceramic planter is very stable and very easy to clean. It is important to note that the inside has an extra coating so that the planter is also waterproof. As you would expect, however, they are very heavy in weight and are not very frost-resistant.

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Every plant needs a suitable pot in which it can feel comfortable. Only then can it blossom fully.
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The lightest weight class is the plastic planter. Plastic makes it easy to repot the plant and, depending on the species, can be very hard-wearing. On the other hand, weather conditions also leave their mark on the pots, making them not very durable.

Diameter

In order for the plants to feel comfortable and spread out, the size must be taken into account when choosing the right planter.

When estimating the diameter, it is clear that the type of plant must also be taken into account. As a rule, the diameter should be a few centimetres larger than the root ball of the respective plant.

This provides more space to promote growth. This also saves having to repot the plant in a larger pot.

Design

On average, most planters are made in a standard round shape. However, in order to give the plants a certain expression, other shapes are also used nowadays.

You can also see more and more plant pots with different decorations and patterns. In addition, colours play a major role. Different shades of colour give the pot a radiance that is worth seeing.

Indoor and outdoor

As already mentioned above, the material plays a major role when it comes to the sustainability of planters. Depending on the environmental conditions, whether in the garden or indoors, the buyer must pay attention to different purchase criteria.

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Plants with the right planter create a harmonious environment for people and animals.
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While indoors the pot itself is not exposed to much weather, a durable planter must be chosen for outdoor areas. Therefore, pots in the garden need more care than those indoors.

Especially in winter, frost can damage one or the other planter. The same applies to summer and spring, when heat and strong winds can damage pots.

Planter: Frequently asked questions and answers

In the following we have listed the most important questions about planters. After you have carefully read through the questions and answers, you will be fully informed about all the essential backgrounds of a planter.

What is a planter?

In order for flowers to decorate not only the garden but also one's own four walls, it is possible to grow plants in flower pots. To enhance the monotonous style of a flower pot and to bring colour and style into the interior, a planter is used.

A planter should always be used with a planter.

In its use, the planter has the advantage that it catches the excess water when watering. This protects the plant from drying out as it is sufficiently watered.

A planter itself does not have any holes, so that the plant also has the necessary space for an air supply and thus optimal growth.

What types of planters are there?

When choosing the right planter, the first thing to consider is where to place it. There are two possible options: indoors or outdoors. In the table below we have listed the most important advantages and disadvantages.

Indoor planter

An indoor planter gives the home a beautiful natural touch. Since indoors such a pot is not exposed to constant weather changes, the pot itself is protected from any dirt or other damage. An indoor planter also decorates your home with a wide range of decorations and designs.

Advantages
  • decorative
  • no need to think about watering the plants
Disadvantages
  • often a dust catcher

Outdoor planter

An outdoor planter, on the other hand, is exposed to more weather conditions and must therefore be weather-resistant. For this reason, outdoor pots are often larger and heavier in order to be able to withstand stronger winds. However, they also provide more space for the plants to grow and give your garden a harmonious look. So, if you are a big plant lover, an outdoor planter is the right thing for you.

Advantages
  • weatherproof
  • also suitable for larger plants
  • no more thinking about watering your plants
Disadvantages
  • heavy in weight
  • expensive

How much does a planter cost?

The price range for different planters can vary greatly. Depending on the material, size and design, a planter can cost between 10 and 2000 euros. Based on use and manufacture, you can find many reasonable offers.

Type Price range
Indoor planter approx. 10 to 350 euros
Cachepot Outdoor circa 10 to 2000 Euro

For indoor use, you can even find planters that cost less than 10 euros. Small plastic planters for decorative purposes can be found in this price range. A larger planter made of stone or stainless steel, on the other hand, can cost up to 350 euros

Outdoor planters also start at a low price, as indoor planters are often used outdoors. High-quality planters, however, can cost up to 2,000 euros, as they require a lot of work in terms of production and design.

What are the alternatives to a planter?

When it comes to choosing a suitable container for your plants, you have a lot of freedom of choice. When it comes to the planter, you can of course do without it or get creative. In the following, we would like to give you some alternatives for the planter:

Type Description
Planter without planter A planter is not obligatory. Since a planter is always used in conjunction with a planter, it is of course also possible to omit the planter altogether.
DIY planter For creative minds, it is of course also possible to make a planter yourself. You can use a wide variety of tools to do this. From cans and teapots to old car tyres.

Even if the planter appears to be a decorative bonus, it also has many advantages. These advantages should always be taken into account when buying and making them.

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Cachepots can be made yourself from a wide variety of materials, such as a car tyre.
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Which planter for which plant?

The planter should not be bought according to appearance, but according to the plant to be used. The size, the growth behaviour of the plant and its location are three important points that should determine the size of the planter.

The top diameter should be several centimetres larger than the root ball of the plant. If this is not taken into account, it can easily happen that the roots of the plant can be damaged in a pot that is too narrow and therefore has to be repotted.

Something that can be rather disregarded is the depth of the planter. Plants can adapt very well to the shape of the pot. It is only important that this shape is not changed during growth. Plants that have grown in a particular pattern will remain in that pattern.

Conclusion

With a planter you can be sure that your plant will feel comfortable in its home and will stay alive, even if you forget to water it here and there. It is always important to consider the conditions for which your planter was made. So find out whether the pot can withstand indoor or outdoor conditions.

Large diameter planters are ideal for plants that like to spread their roots. However, you should never transplant one plant into several pots of different shapes. Once a plant has taken root in a particular pot, it is difficult to transplant it into another shape.

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