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Terracotta is a very popular form of pottery; it is a brownish-red material that is clay-based. It’s great for both outdoor and indoor plants. From basic terracotta planters to unique ones, we’ve got your plant needs covered. To decide the best option for your plant, take a look at the surroundings. Question what will look best for the plant and how the plant and its roots will spread. From there, you can decide what to choose. Consider our multitude of terracotta options and find what’s best for you and your plant.
The classic look of terracotta is what so many other materials try to re-create. Terracotta is made of baked clay. The porous nature of this Earth-based medium allows air and water to pass through the pot’s walls; this promotes healthy plants by minimizing the chance of root rot and overwatering. That can also cause the soil to dry out quickly, though, which means adequate watering is key. Also, the pot can flake and crack if water remains in the clay during freezing weather. Terracotta baked at higher temperatures is the most durable because the clay becomes harder and less permeable. For a high-quality pot that will last for years, look for an even, reddish-brown hue and thick walls.
The following are the pros of terracotta planters:
Terracotta actually means “baked earth” in Italian. This is a perfect name, as that’s basically what terracotta is. Terracotta pots frequently appear with a reddish-brown hue. That’s an end result of the extreme temperatures and the iron within clay reacting to the acute warmth. These reactions produce the signature shade of terracotta pots.
Terracotta is one of the oldest varieties of pottery. Archaeologists have observed portions of terracotta which are thousands of years old. Ancient terracotta was baked by being left under the sun to harden, however as technology has improved, potters began using kilns to bake their terracotta pottery.
The uncooked substances used to create terracotta pots are very abundant. It is clay blended with iron oxide and flux. There are many unique varieties of flux substances that may be used, providing different effects. The universal use of flux in terracotta pottery is to create a glass-like structure on the surface of the pottery.
Terracotta is ceramic, however, not all ceramics are terracotta. Ceramic refers to a hardened material that is formed from minerals and substances, which can be superheated to create a strong, hardened material. Terracotta pots use clay to form the ceramic, but there are numerous different varieties of ceramic, which includes porcelain, brick, stoneware, or even highly-superior substances for missiles and vehicle armor!
Yes! Though it seems to be an easy process: blend a little clay, form it, warm it up, terracotta planters can range in quality pretty significantly. In addition to this, to an untrained eye, it may be very difficult to visually decide the quality of one terracotta pot as opposed to another. All of those elements must be cautiously balanced and calculated to make certain the very best terracotta pottery is produced. It is vital that the clay has the proper iron content, that it is formed in a manner in order to accommodate the plant and withstand cracking, and it is critical that the clay is heated to the correct temperature. If it is baked incorrectly, the pot might be brittle and weak. An expert-made terracotta pot can last for generations if well cared for.
We’ve got standard pots if you’re looking for a standard one. However, we’ve also got unique terracotta pots such as the Garden Bowl. A bowl is a great option if your plant needs more room to spread its roots. If your plant wants additional room to spread out its roots, you may consider a Tall Pot. These are longer than the Standard Pot, so there is more room for the plant to grow out. We also sell Window Box planters, which are another unique and great option for your plants. These planters not only allow more room for your plants to spread out, but these planters allow you to plant more. With a standard pot, you typically can fit only one plant inside. But with a Window Box, you have more freedom to add in additional plants.
Along with our Terracotta Pottery, we have a few saucers available for sale. The ones we have are Rectangle, Clay, and Glazed. These don’t have room for plants to grow out, yet they are excellent for displaying plants. Like our potted plants, these saucers can be tailored to a variety of sizes.