When to Use Concrete Pots
Light pots are ideal for a public or private space where the planter containers will have to be frequently moved. It just isn’t feasible to move large stone or granite planters, but a composite material gives the best of both worlds: the look of a heavy stone, but in the heft of a lightweight material.
Composite planter containers are also more frost-resistant and are completely rust-resistant. They’re perfect for areas where the elements can cause damage to structural aspects of the property.
Composite material, by its very nature, offers a greater flexibility of shapes and sizes than natural stone which must, naturally, follow the contours of the stone. For cost’s sake, most natural stone planter containers are squared off, while concrete pots can have a rounded, moulded look. Cement planters offer the same aesthetic, but they are much heavier and easier to break.
Characteristics of IOTA Venice Concrete Pots
Venice planter containers are made from a cement-based material that is reinforced with natural plant fibres. There are imitation planters on the market that purport to give the same quality as the IOTA Venice line, but they are not made from the same materials and will not give the same durability and long-lasting quality. Drainage is essential to plant health, and IOTA Venice concrete pots deliver. Each container has drainage holes and rubber risers underneath which elevate the planter just enough to let water drain out if needed. The planters are ready to go – no sealing or feet needed – just add pot mix and a plant. For indoor plantings, the drainage hole can be plugged.
Design Considerations with Venice Concrete Pots
Venice composite is a material with a light gray color and a stucco-like finish. Because it is a cement-derived product, it will stain if spray-painted, so should not be specified in areas where graffiti is a problem. The neutral color and lightly textured finish make it a natural fit to complement a wide variety of architectural details, from natural stone to steel, glass, and concrete finishes. Almost any plant looks right at home in Venice composite planter containers, but the grey finish is especially lovely next to succulent plants of all varieties. Pairing low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants with low-maintenance, light pots is a natural match for quality landscape design.
If you have any thoughts or ideas regarding this article, please share them in the comments below. You can also share this article with your friends.