HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT POT FOR A PLANT
Can have 2 functions:
- POT CULTIVATION OF the PLANT: directly contains the plant with the earth.
- CONTAINER VESSEL FOR CULTIVATION: containing the vase of cultivation of the plant that we wish to cover.
CHARACTERISTICS (often, the choice is the result of a compromise):
- INTERNAL DIAMETER must be adapted to the soil of the plant host (typically will be larger than 10-20% of the above), or it must be at least slightly larger than the pot cultivation that will host (so as not to get stuck, and allow you to pull it out easily).
- INTERNAL HEIGHT: must be appropriate to the soil or in the pot cultivation of the plant host; if the container is not already equipped with its own drainage system as will be explained below, consideration of the need to create a drainage below the sod, or pot cultivation (example: the plant has a clod or a vase of cultivation is high cm. 20, the drainage made with expanded clay will be the top cm. 3, then the new vessel must have an internal height minimum cm. 23).
- EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS:
- appropriate to the ENVIRONMENT in which it is located;
- create a pleasant relationship between the MASS of the optics of the plant and that of the vessel.
- DRAINAGE: drainage system for excess water on the bottom; most of the plants suffer when the roots remain in contact with standing water, so it is always preferable that the pot has a drainage system, otherwise it is created specifically for that purpose.
- CONTAINMENT system: the containment of any spillage of water, the date the excess when you water the plant, do not soak/ruin the surface where the container is supported (at times coincides with the drainage system).
- EXHAUST: exhaust system independent of the water if placed outside where the rain can fill.
- SPOSTABILITA': measures to facilitate the movement of the vessel if necessary, such as wheels, feet, etc.
- RESERVE WATER system reserve water to increase time water autonomy of the plant.