Choosing the Right Size Planters

Lechuza Rondo Planters choosing the right size planter

Decorative planters must be able to hold the silk trees firmly without fear of tipping over. It is a necessity to choosing the correct size planter. A planter must serve as a great base for the plant. Using an oversized decorative planter is never a bad idea as it looks much more proportionate and convincing of it is a real plant. An undersized decorative planter looks congested and can compromise the realistic look of your silk plant. You must understand that the decorative planter is the base of the tree and therefore, an undersized planter can cause the silk plant to topple during relocating or when someone brushes up against it. An oversized planter provides a secure base for the silk plant or tree which will allow you to enjoy its beauty for years.

Choosing too small a planter is the biggest mistake that most people make. It tends to make the tree or plant look fake and decreases the aesthetics of the room. This is why choosing the right size planters is so important. The second mistake that people commit is not securing the silk tree properly into the decorative planter.  When you purchase a tree and planter at Pacific Silkscapes, we chemically mix chemicals to make foam to fit your planter perfectly.  We also add weight to baskets and tall planters for stability.  For more ideas on choosing planters, check out this YouTube video.

Therefore, while choosing the decorative planter for your silk plants and trees, keep the interior décor of your home or office in mind and never settle for a small, undersized planter. Remember, Larger is always better than smaller when it comes to artificial trees and plants. A perfect decorative planter can work as a beautiful asset to the home or office decor. The right size planter or basket should be correctly sized. The planter is functioning as a stable base for the artificial plant or tree. It should be similar to the requirements of a live tree that must be large enough for the root ball and appropriate to the size of the tree. An oversized planter is more realistic and more desirable than an undersized one.

Containers must also serve as a stable base so the plant or tree doesn’t topple when accidentally brushed or fall when moved. For extra stability, weights should be added to the foam inside the planter.  For more information on planters that Pacific Silkscapes carry’s, visit our site.

A general guideline for common plants and trees that we use at Pacific Silkscapes is:

TREE/PLANT LENGTH (feet) PLANTER DIAMETER (inches)
for 3 to 4 feet use 12 inches
for 4 to 5 feet use 13 to 14 inches
for 6 to 7 feet use 15 to 16 inches
for 8 to 10 feet use 16 to 20 inches
for 10 to 12 feet use 24 inches

When choosing a pot for a small plant, choose a pot that is 1-2 inches larger than the current size of the plant for a plant that is currently in a 10” pot or smaller.  If your current pot size is >10 inches, choose a pot that is 2-3 inches larger in diameter.

Hope this helps!

For additional help, call Pacific Silkscapes today!

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Choosing the Right Size Planters
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Decorative planters must be able to hold the silk trees firmly without fear of tipping over. Choosing the right size planters is a necessity. A planter must serve as a great base for the plant.
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