Plants play a vital role in the decoration of the house spaces, especially if they are places that seek to be ecofriendly. For this reason, the importance of accompanying them with sustainable pots, to contribute every day to a more responsible industry with the environment, from architecture to decorative details.
But the plants not only turn the rooms into more beautiful spaces but also into places of greater well-being. This, as we have already discussed on our Instagram account, has to do with “biophilia”: that natural affinity that humans have with nature. It stimulates the neurons of the nervous system, decreasing the level of stress and improving the response of the immune system.
That is what makes biophilic interior design a trend, each day more present in our lives. In this article we’ll show you which are the best indoor plants for your home and we’ll present you some of our sustainable pots
Key facts about indoor plants
Indoor plants are characterized by the ability to survive in closed environments as long as the humidity, lighting and temperature conditions of where they’re placed are similar to those of their natural habitat. Because of this, the importance of choosing the plants and preparing the environment in which they’ll be.
For this, aspects such as the available space and therefore the size that the plant could reach must be taken into account; the natural lighting that enters from the windows of the environment; and the temperature flows that may exist in the selected area. From Ekohunters we recommend indoor plants such as cacti, begonias, orchids, dracenas, bromeliads, African violets, aloe, cysus, ficus, caladiums, hyacinth, pothos, creeping ficus, cryptants, philodendrons, kentias and anthuriums.
Finally, before showing you some of our sustainable pots, we want to remind you that the best time to change the plants from pots is in the spring, since it’s their most active period and therefore they’ll adapt more quickly. It’ll also be useful to have an organic substrate for indoor plants and to be careful with the roots when transplanting them.
Sustainable pots with self-watering system
Once you have evaluated where you’ll place your indoor plants and the real possibilities you have of being able to create the necessary environment for them to survive without any problem, it’s time to choose the sustainable pots that will complement the beauty of the plants. You can even choose those that best suit your needs and the time you have or not to attend the plants.
We say the latter because if you’re a person who doesn’t have a lot of free time, sustainable pots with their own irrigation system will give you great benefits and will help your plants always have the water they need. Especially, they’ll be optimal when you leave your home on holiday for long periods.
Within that category we would like to introduce you to the Citysens’ digital vertical garden. These are sustainable pots made of 100% recyclable polypropylene, wood and stainless steel. They have an irrigation autonomy of between 30 and 60 days and one of their models includes a programmable irrigation timer via Wi-Fi. This supposes an electrical consumption of only 0.2 € / year and a saving of water and nutrients of 50%.
Citysens sustainable pots can have a height of 82 cm, 115 cm or 148 cm depending on whether the number of pots is 2, 3 or 4. You can choose between a black or white color structure and it includes a base with a water level indicator, a filter to prevent the move of soil, nutrients for plants and a silicone plug. The production of these sustainable pots made in Spain is part of a social inclusion program since they’re produced by people with different abilities from the Santa Teresa del Vendrell Foundation. By buying one of these designs, you’ll be contributing to a social and environmental fairer world.
In this sense we also have Gaia sustainable pots from Sampere firm. They are made of ceramic and have a small integrated water tank that keeps the plant humid for long periods of time. You just have to remember to fill up the tank from time to time and problem solved! These sustainable pots are designed and manufactured in Barcelona, and include 1 terracotta pot and 1 glass container from a recycled wine bottle that will work as the water tank. This design represents craftsmanship, minimalism and functionality in a single piece.
Decorative sustainable pots
If the lack of time to water your plants is not a problem for you, here we show you some of our sustainable pots perfect to protect your plants and decorate the rooms of your home. The Horizonte sustainable pots stand out for their simplicity and careful finishes. For this model, the Tanazul firm is inspired by landscapes of Uruguay, its place of origin, such as the fields and the oceans, and they capture them in their designs in a fresh and contemporary way. The canvas for this is nothing more or less than organic stoneware baked at 1160 degrees, the ideal material to complete the logic of this design.
If what you’re looking for is to give height to your plants, we recommend you take a look at the Oitenta’s sustainable stands. They’re simple and elegant stands, with four folding legs and a Nordic design, which raise your pots and make your plants the stars of the room. They’re made of pine wood, finished with natural dyes and wax for excellent protection; and you can choose them in 2 different sizes: 24 cm or 35 cm. As the firm says: “good design is one that combines functionality, form and emotion”, and we have no doubt that these sustainable plant stands do it perfectly.
Finally, we’ve another option to recommend you, ideal for completing free corners, placing on the sides of entrance doors or separating spaces without depending on walls: the Kolona sustainable pots from Indi firm. A narrow rectangular design of about 30 cm made with Repaper technology. What is this production process about? It’s a method invented by the firm itself that is based on circular design, in which they use recycled paper to create their new products. This is how a person who has previously bought an Indi object that has already reached the end of its useful life cycle, can take it to the firm so that they can use it as raw material for the new product to buy, enjoying even a discount for that.
We like to call Repaper method as “the illusion of concrete”. At first glance, all Indi products look like heavy pieces of concrete, but they’re actually very light and easy to move. In the case of Kolona sustainable pots, they weigh no more than 2 kg. This Lithuanian design also has the possibility of adding and removing a shelf that is placed 15 cm from the top and that allows to place small plants on it. What are you waiting to be part of this responsible and ecofriendly cycle of consumption and production?
If you want to discover more designs, visit our sustainable pots section and find all the available models.