PLASTIC vs TERRACOTTA POTS
GIVE ME THE PLUSES AND MINUSES...
+ Lower Cost
+ Easy to Handle
+ Excellent for moisture loving plants. Great for gardeners that water infrequently.
- Black Plastic pots can overheat in extreme temperature and damage roots
+ Air and water can penetrate sides of pots helping to prevent soil disease and root rot
+ Protects delicate roots from extreme temperature change
+ Great for gardeners that overwater
- Heavier than Plastic pots
- Prone to breakage
JUST A THOUGHT
- To reduce moisture loss through the porous sides of the terracotta pot incorporate peat moss or peat based potting mix like African violet mix into your general mix. Peat retains moisture.
- Always use gloves when handling the potting mix.