The Best Pots and Planters for Succulents

There are a few important factors to consider when choosing a pot for succulents. Many beginning succulent growers miss these and end up with unhealthy succulents. The following tips will help you select the perfect pot for your succulents.

If you find a pot you absolutely love that doesn't have a drainage hole, you've still got options! You can add drainage to most containers with a diamond tip drill bit. Having a drainage hole will help prevent your succulents from rotting.


The next consideration is the material your pot is made of. Some common pot materials include ceramic, plastic, wood, metal and glass. So which material is best? It depends on the location of your arrangement. 


Create unity by matching the colors and shapes of the pot with your succulents. Or use the pot to contrast the color and texture of your succulents for a dynamic arrangement.

Colors and Textures

Generally it's best to leave about a half inch of space between your succulents and the edge of the pot or other succulents so they have room to spread and grow.

Size considerations

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