Among the wide variety of pots that are in the common market, we can find asbestos cement, fiberglass, plastic, cement and clay.
Plastic pots. Are the most since they are cheaper and hold more moisture, which prevents us from having to water the plant frequently. They are light and do not last too long as we are forced to have to be changed every two years (approximately), so it is ideal, since time is often needed most of the plant to be transplanted into a room a little bigger. Its main disadvantage is that you get too cold in winter and heats up quickly in summer.
Fiberglass pots. These pots last a long time and share the same advantages and disadvantages of plastic pots in regard to moisture, weight and temperature. The principela disadvantage is reflected in the price, because they are usually between 8 and 10 times more expensive than the previous.
Ceramic pots, cement and asbestos cement. These pots have the advantage of being heat, is not so cold in winter nor too hot in summer. Its disadvantage is found in weight, they break more easily and not retain too much moisture as it transpired, so that plants must be watered more often. To avoid continuous watering can be waterproofed by painting with powder inside.
According to form, the round is the most convenient, allowing a better distribution of water within the substrate. But if aesthetics or the place does not allow it, any way will be equally welcome.
Note. Importantly, regardless of the means by which we choose and the choice of the best pot if the drainage is deficient, and that if it becomes clogged, not allowed to leave the water and roots will rot.
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