How to choose indoor pots for indoor plants this year

How to choose indoor pots for indoor plants this year
12 Jul, 2022

The choices are endless when it comes to indoor pots for your plant babies, but there are a few key elements to keep in mind before you make your choice.


A sure-fire way to fall in love with the next green baby you bring home is to pair it with the perfect outdoor or indoor pots.

Be it existing plants that need repotting or an older houseplant in your collection that could do with roomier digs, we’re here to help you find the perfect indoor pots for them.

Picking the right designer pot may seem daunting to some who don’t know which factors to consider while picking a planter.

The real challenge is finding a pot that not only meets all the requirements of your plant baby but also matches the aesthetics of your home decor.

Plants and pots, especially indoors, need to be matched based on their visual characteristics.


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You may have the most gorgeous greens but if you put it in a pot that doesn’t enhance its beauty, (even though it meets all the size and drainage requirements), it will go unnoticed, without a doubt!

Think of buying a planter like buying a dress for someone. Some people can rock those neons and fuchsia effortlessly while others need darker & pastel shades to shine.

Dresses are cut differently as per one’s body type and some people are lucky enough to pull off a scarf while some just can’t. The same goes for your greens. Every plant needs a certain kind of pot to accentuate its beauty.


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In this article, we shall focus on what you’re going to need to know before you bring your next plant home, from size, material, and drainage to aesthetics.






The size of a planter is the first & foremost thing to take into account, even before the aesthetics of your home.

This is because your plant needs sufficient space to grow & spread its roots.

However, if you’re stepping out to pick up an indoor pot because your plant has outgrown its current home, you will have to take into consideration what type of plant you’re buying for.

If you have a small to medium size plant, (the current pot is less than 10″ in diameter), you want to buy a new pot that is ± 1″-2″ bigger in diameter than its current one.

On the other hand, if you have a larger plant, with a pot that is already over 10″ in diameter, you want to buy a pot that is ± 2″ to 4″ bigger in diameter than its current one. This applies to fast-growing plants as well.


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Another key element you will have to factor in is drainage.

From our personal experience here at Bonasila, we will always recommend selecting indoor pots with drainage incorporated into the design, especially if you’re prone to forgetfulness concerning your plant’s hydration needs.

It is best to remember to pour not more than 1/3 of the size of the container while watering your plants. You can also line the bottom of the pots with lava rocks or similar materials to create a crevice for the extra water to drain into. These tips will help decrease the chances of root decay.


Positively Porous

Designer indoor Pots today are available in a wide variety of styles, sizes, and materials. Garden pots online are designed keeping in mind the plant’s moisture needs and size. The new rage in designer pots today is FRP indoor pots. What is FRP you may ask?

Fiberglass pots are made of sheets of spun glass fibers that are held together with a polymer resin. The durability of fiberglass planters makes them adaptable to both indoor and outdoor conditions.


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Fiberglass planters with a proper finish withstand all four seasons and inclement weather in an outdoor setting. Bonasila is proud to be one of India’s leading FRP pot manufacturers .

Compared to stone, concrete, ceramic, and other common materials used in the construction of planters, fiberglass plant pots are the most lightweight. The fiberglass fibers and resin at the right consistency create a planter structure that is easy to move even in larger sizes.

Additionally, fiberglass planters require very little maintenance. They can be left without care for a significant amount of time in both indoor and outdoor conditions and yet last for extremely long durations.


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Once you’ve understood what your plant needs, the next crucial step is finding an indoor pot that accentuates and highlights your greens the right way.
It’s important to make sure the pots you bring home draw attention to enhance the colour and foliage of your greens rather than overpower them.
For example, if you’ve opted for something like a Hypoestes phyllostachya
that has lovely, dark green patches with those red accents, opting for a neutral shaded pot would be a great choice.

If your plant has tiny leaves with intricate patterns on it, avoiding patterned pots is a no-brainer. Proportion is critical to balancing a composition. Be it in terms of size or pattern. It’s all about how you play with them to exaggerate or emphasize the features of your plants.

Sometimes creating a composition is just about finding a common element and putting together objects like good together.

It could be colors and textures that compliment or just the fact the potting material looks great with the rest of your surrounding home décor.


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It’s time we thought of our potted plants as living home décor items.

Irrespective of their size, whether they stand tall alone or they’re grouped along with other objects, aesthetics need to be matched with their needs.

We hope this article helps your search in finding the perfect designer indoor pot for your greens.