Understanding Pot Sizes
Understanding how to choose the correct pot size
Every day, we get questions for assistance in choosing the correct pot size to house a new plant. We know it can be confusing with so many sizes, colors and styles. Plus, if you're new to the plant scene, matching pot sizes to plant sizes is a new concept.
How pots are sized
Pots and planters are measured and sold by the opening at the top of the pot rim. The sizes range in inches from a very small, say a 2.5" pot, all the way up to a 12" and 15" pot, large enough to plant a six foot Fiddle Leaf Fig. What is important to keep in mind when picking your size is that your new pot should have excess room to allow the root mass to easily transfer and allow for additional soil around the root ball.
Pick a quality pot with drainage for a healthy plant
We highly recommend purchasing pots that have drainage holes manufactured in the pot and are sold with a matching saucer to catch excess water. Two lines we carry that we highly recommend are the Momma Pots Gemstone Cylinder available in pastel colors and jewel tone colors.
A second option we highly recommend is our line of colorful ceramic cylinders with saucers from Chive. This company creates fun pots in novel designs that will add some style to your space and make your plant a star. Like the Momma Pot Gemstone Cylinder, Chive's lineup of pots are also manufactured with drainage holes and sold with matching saucers. If you purchase a plant and a pot online at the same time, we will pot it for you at no charge. Then, have us deliver to your door.
Chive Small Minute Pot II Collection
Chive Yellow Bombastic Minute Pot Collection
Let our plant specialists help
The plant specialists at Green are more than happy to answer your questions and help you with your decision. Don't hesitate to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us (619-544-0504) and we will gladly help you navigate the choices.