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Comparison between clay pots and plastic pots

When it comes to gardening in your home, you will seek to install the components which will be good looking (i.e. aesthetics), less time consuming (matter of shifting) and also durable (because you don’t want to spend too much money, going for new ones!).

Among these, the most important criteria are the health and safety of your plants. Because they are the ones with the sole meaning behind your gardening i.e. your love for plants. Hence, keeping all these in your mind, when you go for buying pots in the market, you normally get confused which one to buy for your plants.

Here is some information (basically differences) which will guide you to go for the one according to your liking and needs -

Clay Pots

They provide a healthy environment for most plants in your garden. The porous nature of clay permits moisture and air to enter the pots keeping the plants hydrated. The air and moisture are utilized by the roots located at the corners of the side ball. Clay pots sometimes act like an anti-moisturizing substance to remove unwanted moisture from the applied soil. This can be taken as both a positive and a negative point depending on your watering frequency.

People who do gardening, and have a high hand at watering, will definitely profit from clay pots.  On the other hand, gardeners who wait for the wilting signal are better off with plastic pots.

Advantages are also there for the ones who do outdoor gardening. Clay pots generally have thick walls which protect from extreme weather changes which can prove fatal to your sophisticated plants. They also have a certain amount of weight which doesn’t blow over easily when small storms hit your area.

Disadvantages of clay pots-

  • Breakage problem; especially if shifted frequently.
  • Have drainage issues; hence confusion between watering frequencies happens- leads to overwatering and under-watering.
  • Generally, plants require a lot of watering.
  • Clay pots are generally prone to thaw cycles and cracks.
  • Even if an unwanted pot breaks, broken clay can prove fatal to small children playing on the ground.

Plastic Pots

Plastic pots are flexible, strong and lightweight. They are present in everycolourpossible which in turn gives you ample permutations and combinations to decorate your garden. They are actually a perfect choice for moisture-loving plants and for the type of gardeners who water their plants not so frequently. As plastic pots are manufactured by inert substances, they prove safe/healthy for your plants. Many come with recyclable ones which make them environment-friendly too.

Disadvantages of plastic pots-

  • Does unnecessary storage/attraction of outside heat, hence making them a negative point to some plants
  • Very thin hence prone to cracks and deformation
  • Thecolourof plastic may fade in sunlight hence reducing their aesthetic beauty over time.
  • Plastic can be harmful if you are growing veggies for consumption.


Hence, now that you have known each of the types briefly, you must have got some idea about which one to choose according to your environment, needs, and situation. Select the one which is best fit for you and continue your journey towards your love for plants! For better quality plastic planters/pots visit Yuccabe Italia; an online portal for different types of planters and pots at a great price. 

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