Everything You Need to Know About Houseplant Pots

Everything You Need to Know About Houseplant Pots


Delve into the intricacies of plant containers at Wallace's Garden Center in Bettendorf, Iowa!  We're exploring it all – from classic terracotta to robust plastic, diverse ceramics, and contemporary metal. At Wallace's, every pot holds the potential for a thriving plant. Join us as we dissect materials and drainage options, ensuring your plants not only survive but thrive in the perfect container. Let's guide you towards the ideal pot for your green companions. 

 Wallaces Garden Center-Bettendorf-Iowa-Houseplant Pots 101-terra cotta clay1. Terracotta Clay – Classic and Timeless

Let's start with the ageless terracotta clay. Its orange hue is iconic, and it boasts affordability, a drainage hole, and porous qualities, allowing your plants to breathe. If the classic orange isn't your style, explore the elegant granite clay for a modern touch. Wallace's Garden Center has a variety of options waiting for you to discover. 

 Wallaces Garden Center-Bettendorf-Iowa-Houseplant Pots 101-plastic pots2. Plastic – Practical and Durable

For those seeking a blend of functionality and longevity, consider plastic pots. Lightweight and non-porous, they're easy to handle and offer good water retention. Ensure they have a drainage hole, and if not, don't worry – you can create one yourself or use an inner cachepot for optimal plant health. 


Wallaces Garden Center-Bettendorf-Iowa-Houseplant Pots 101-ceramic3. Ceramic – A World of Variety

    My personal favorite, ceramic pots, come in a delightful array of colors, sizes, shapes, and textures. From the lively Talavera pots, perfect for succulents and cacti, to modern patterns and textured designs, ceramics are versatile and can transform the look of any plant. Just be mindful of drainage – some stunning pieces may lack it, but fear not; I have a solution! 


    4. Stylish Yet Challenging – Cachepots

      Some pots may steal your heart but lack drainage. Treat them like treasures – invest in a simple plastic grower pot that fits snugly inside. Plant your green companion in the inner pot, allowing you to water separately. This way, you can enjoy the beauty of the decorative outer pot without compromising on plant health. 


      5. Smart Drainage Plugs – Ensuring Style and Functionality

      Certain containers, especially those with artistic designs, may skip the drainage hole. Fear not! Many modern ceramics come with removable plugs. Plant your green friend, reinsert the plug, and when needed, remove it to let excess water drain. It's a hassle-free way to maintain both aesthetics and functionality. 


      Wallaces Garden Center-Bettendorf-Iowa-Houseplant Pots 101-iron glazed6. Metal – Sturdy and Sustainable

        Embrace the rising trend of upcycling with metal pots made from recycled cars. They mimic the appearance of glazed ceramics but are lighter, more durable, and less prone to breakage. Explore sustainability without sacrificing style. 


        At Wallace's Garden Center, located in the heart of Bettendorf, Iowa, our pot collection is unparalleled. We source from around the globe to provide you with the most extensive selection, ensuring you find the perfect match for your plants and aesthetic preferences. 

        Keep in mind that our inventory is ever-evolving, with new arrivals gracing our shelves regularly. So, whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting your plant journey, visit Wallace's to explore the latest pottery trends and find answers to your gardening and home decor queries. 

        Your journey into the world of pots awaits at Wallace's Garden Center in Bettendorf, Iowa – where you have the power to choose the perfect pot for your green companions.

        Happy potting! 


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