Types of Pots by KasunDT

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									Different Types Of Pots

What is Potting
is the culture of growing plants in a particular pot which is filled with a suitable potting mixture or a growing media. Pots are used in ornamental horticulture and indoor decorations. This is used for raising nursery plants.
Potting

Why pots are important
use to grow plants when there is no space in the ground Easy to handle Can use to decorate any place Plants that need special care can be better supervised. (nursery plants)
Can

Factors should be considered when selecting a pot
Water

requirement of the plant. Whether the pots are susceptible to tipping over. Size of the pot. Price. Availability. Porosity of pot walls. Convenience of handling.

Earthen Pots

Earthen Pots
are the Traditional clay pots •They are used in most gardens •There are 2 types of earthen pots •Glazed pots & Unglazed pots •Plants need watering more frequently
•These

Used for
of stem or leaf cuttings •Raising annuals and ferns Ex- Cacti, Succulents & Trailing foliage plants
•Propagation

Plastic Pots

Plastic Pots
•These

are very popular •Light in weight •Easy to handle •Reusable & non-porous •Unbreakable •Available in various colors, sizes & shapes

Used for
•Maintaining

& layering

Seedlings ,leaf cuttings ,root cuttings

Fiber Pots

Fiber Pots
•Available

in small sizes from 5-10cm width •Found in round or square shapes •Made of peat & wood fiber •They are biodegradable •Dry & last for longer periods Used for Growing orchids

Cement Pots

Cement Pots
•Made

of concrete mixture in attractive shape & sizes. •Heavy and durable

Used for
Grow

years Ex-Palms, Bougainvilleas

woody & big plants for several

Styrofoam Cups

Styrofoam Cups
•They

look like ice-cream cups •They have Drainage holes •Cheap •Light in weight •Require lesser space Used for They serve as temporary containers for growing & transferring young plants

Community Pots

Community Pots
•These

are small improvised pots •Perforated sizes & base for good aeration •Made of either plastic or clay Used for Raising individual orchid seedlings for a maximum period of 1-2 years

Hanging Pots

Hanging Pots
•These

are suspended from the ceiling •They are hung at eye-level •Suspended by nylon ropes, wires or metal chains •Offer additional display

Used for Grow plants with attractive drooping habit & blossoms

Planters

Planters
•These

are used as room dividers, wooden tubes or boxes lined with metal sheet •We called them as wooden & metallic pots •Adequate drainage Used for Holding ornamental pot plants

References

TEXT BOOK OF HORTICULTURE


								
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