3 Ways to Choose the Right Pots for your Air Plants


Air plants are a beautiful way to add greenery to your home. They are easy to grow, require little maintenance and can be enjoyed by just about anyone! You may find yourself wondering, “What pot should I use with my air plant?” Here are three tips for choosing the right pots for your air plants:

Assess your space.

The size of your plant and its pot will determine the size of your space. If you have a large area, such as a mantel or table top, that needs a little decoration, then smaller pots with smaller plants would be better for this purpose. Conversely, if you’re going for something more eye-catching or want to display your air plants in an unusual place (like hanging them from the ceiling), then larger pots with bigger plants might work better.

To decide what type of pot is best suited to your needs, consider these questions:

Find the right plant.

Before you begin looking at various pots, it’s important to think about the types of air plants you have. Some air plants are small and compact while others like to grow tall and lanky. The right pots will be determined by the size of your plant, as well as personal taste.

Plant pots come in many shapes and sizes—some are round, some are square, while some are even hexagonal! As a general rule, taller air plants should be placed in larger containers than smaller ones. This helps ensure that enough soil is held within each pot for healthy growth without risking damage from over-watering due to excess drainage. While there is no specific rule on whether or not an air plant grows better when its roots are contained within a clay pot versus plastic containers (as long as they’re clean), there is one thing we can say for certain: If you do prefer clay containers over plastic ones then make sure they’re cleaned thoroughly after each use so they don’t get moldy!

Think about functionality.

  • Think about functionality.
  • Pots that are lightweight and easy to move around will make it easier for you to care for your air plant.
  • Also think about how the pot handles water drainage. Air plants need to be watered every one or two weeks, so a good pot will let you drain water easily without damaging your plant’s roots.
  • If you’re going with a wooden, bamboo or terracotta pot, make sure there are holes in the bottom so that it can absorb water from the soil below and allow excess water to drain out. This is especially important if you live in an area where it rains often like I do!

You should choose a plant that looks good and is easy to take care of.

  • You should choose a plant that fits your space.
  • You should choose a plant that fits your lifestyle.
  • You should choose a plant that fits your budget.
  • You should choose a plant that fits your plant knowledge.
  • If none of the above are important to you, then the most important thing is to make sure you like how it looks! Just because something is relatively easy to care for doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for you and your home if it doesn’t fit into the decor in some way or another!


We hope this guide has helped you choose the right plant for your home! While all of these options are great choices, we hope you found some new ideas in here that will make caring for your air plants even more fun. If you have any questions about our suggestions or want to share your tips with us, let us know in the comments below.

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