Besides the obvious, that super cool patina look that terracotta pots get after a while, there are actually some real benefits to using terracotta pots over other materials. Today I’m going to share my pros and cons for using terracotta pots, which pots are my favorite, and the type of plants I house in them. So, Let’s Talk: Terracotta Pots!
- Terracotta’s porous nature allows for air and water to move through the walls, preventing soil disease and root rot.
- Terracotta pots can be used for indoor plants and outdoor container gardening.
- Terracotta containers are great for Cacti, Succulents, and other plants that prefer drier soil.
- Terracotta is great for colder climates. The walls of the pots draw the water out of the soil to help the soil dry quicker.
- They’re inexpensive.
- They make a beautiful patina that just gets better with age.
- Using them outdoors in cold weather can cause them to crack or break.
- Plants that prefer to stay moist may need to be watered quite often.
- They may not be good for warmer climates as the plants would need to be watered frequently.