Whether you’re growing an edible kitchen garden on your windowsill or want to make a bold statement in your living room with a big evergreen plant, you’ll find the perfect home for your favourite indoor plants thanks to our huge range of indoor pots. From classic to contemporary, lightweight, plastic pots that can be easily moved to sturdy ceramic pots perfect for larger plants, indoor gardening has never been easier.
Whether you’re growing a little row of herbs on your kitchen windowsill or want to spruce up… your living room with statement plants in large indoor pots, we’ve got a range of indoor pots for you to choose from. Find the perfect home for your indoor plants from our assortment of sleek ceramic pots, lightweight plastic pots, clever hanging pots, self watering pots and cute gifting pots, all in a range of classic or contemporary styles.
How to grow indoor plants in pots
We recommend keeping your plant in its plastic nursery pot and sitting this inside its gorgeous new planter from Flower Power. Indoor pots and planters usually don’t have drainage holes to protect your furniture and flooring from moisture but to keep your indoor plants healthy, it’s important water can freely drain from the base. If your plastic nursery pots don’t fit well into your decorative large indoor pots, you’ll need to repot into another plastic pot with good drainage. If you don’t have the right sized nursery plastic pot at home, we have a range of sizes in-store to get the perfect fit for your planter.
How to repot your plant:
Water your plant thoroughly a day or so before repotting.
Gently remove the plant from its pot. You may be able to just grasp firmly at the roots and pull, but you may have to turn the pot upside down, or run a knife around the inside of the pot to loosen the roots. If it’s large or heavy, you may need two people to do this.
When choosing a new pot, ensure it’s no more than 20 per cent larger in diameter than the old one. Too much space slows growth.
As most indoor pots don’t have drainage, we recommend you select a larger plastic pot with holes at the base that fits nicely inside your decorative planter.
Add a few centimetres of fresh potting mix to the base and carefully lower your plant in. Fill in all space with fresh potting mix and tamp down gently so it is firm. Water lightly.
Once your plants are in their indoor plant pots, you’ll need to decide where they should live in your home. The amount and quality of light that they get is very important. Read the tag that came with your plant, or ask a Flower Power expert about the species you’re buying to get a guide for where to place your indoor plants. Most indoor plants prefer a bright position with plenty of filtered or indirect light. Be careful not to place in a direct sun position that can burn their leaves.
Water them according to their requirements, remembering that the number one cause of death among house plants is overwatering. As a general guide you want soil to be slightly moist most of the time and never soggy. Potted plants may also require fertiliser monthly, seasonally or irregularly, as the nutrients deplete from the potting mix. Again, ask a Flower Power horticulturalist what fertiliser they recommend for your specific plants.
Are self watering pots good for indoor plants?
Self-watering pots have a false bottom so that water sits underneath the plant. Some have an overflow function to avoid overwatering, and some more high-tech ones also have a display gauge that lets you see how much water is still in the base. You can also get self-watering pots that water from above, but the most common type is the one that has a well in the bottom.
But are self watering pots good for indoor plants? Yes, self watering pots are a great, low-fuss way to help you keep your houseplants healthy. They stop your houseplants drying out – especially if you’re busy or forgetful – but they can also prevent overwatering as they let the plant take up only as much water as it needs.
They’re good for indoor plants that never get rained on but like to stay moist, like ferns. Just remember to top up the water every two to four weeks – more in summer, less in winter – so your indoor plants will have a constant supply of water to drink.
How to grow succulents in pots indoors
Thanks to a huge variety of colours and shapes, as well as their hardiness and tolerance to drought, succulents are popular plants and often selected for indoor pots.
First up, make sure you pick a pot suited to the size of your succulent. You have some control over how big the plant gets with the size of the pot as succulents will generally only grow to the size of their surroundings. Flower Power’s terracotta pots with a saucer to protect surfaces make the best succulent pots as the material lets the soil dry out faster, and ensures your potting mix is free draining so your plant never sits in a tray of water.
It is important to plant succulents in well-draining soil; mixing sand or perlite into potting mix is a good way to achieve this, though you can also buy cacti and succulent-specific potting mix. Don’t worry about adding fertiliser or compost into the pot, as succulents get most of their nutrients from the air and sunlight. If possible water your succulents with rainwater and if you're concerned about your plant getting enough nutrients, give it a half dose of slow release fertiliser in spring or early summer.
If your indoor succulent is not getting enough light, you may find it starts stretching out of its pot. Move it closer to the light – try a sunny windowsill – as soon as you notice this. Your indoor succulent may appreciate a holiday outdoors, to get a little extra sun. But don’t expose it to eight hours of direct sunlight straight away; some succulents will get burnt if you put them into the direct summer sun – it won’t kill them but it will make them less attractive. When the weather turns cold, bring plants back inside to the warmth. Some need more light than others so be sure to ask a Flower Power expert horticulturalist for advice.
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