Terracotta Pots and Planters
Terracotta Pots, for garden design and for use as practical plant containers are available for sale Online, and are perhaps the most traditional of all pots for garden use.
Terracotta Plant Pots may be glazed or unglazed and come in a huge range of sizes and shapes. Unglazed Terracotta Plant Pots are porous and this may not suit all plants that require regular watering, however with new simple sprays that seal pots this is no longer a problem.
Terracotta pot styles
Terracotta plant pots come in a wide range of shapes and sizes as well as glazed or unglazed.
The classic shape is round (see picture right) how ever many shapes including square terracotta pots are also available.
Terracotta is one of the most popular and versatile forms of plant pot available. Specialist designs for herbs and strawberries are available for sale as are a range of matching terracotta saucers and pot feet.
Italian style pots, urns and jars are often a little more elaborate with Tuscan styles being popular in both modern and traditional landscape designs.
Terracotta pot size and shape
Pot sizes vary greatly from small to large, you can start at a 9cm pot and work your way right up to 50cm high and larger.
The dimensions also differ in terms of diameter, low squat pots that are suited to succulents, and deep wide pots that you could happily grow a dwarf lemon tree in.
Shapes also differ with the traditional straight sided vase shape being just one of many. Rounded ‘Belly Pots’ can look great, and Italian styled terracotta pots can certainly add a little more of a Mediterranean look to the garden or patio.
The beauty of terracotta is that you can also paint them. Use a paving paint on the outside, perhaps with stencils to create an individual look.
Painted Terracotta Pots
Although you can get glazed terracotta, sometimes you can’t get the right colour, and sometimes you just want to do it yourself. So here is how to paint terracotta pots.
You need a very clean pot to to start with, so a new one is fine. Older pots may need to be washed and dried throughly.
You can either spray paint or use a brush, either way you will need to seal the pot first, usually two coats of sealer on the outside.
- Let the sealer dry throughly.
- Choose your colours and then again, either using a spray, or brushes, give the pot two coats.
- You can then put a clear protective coat over the top if you wish.
- For patterns, use a stencil, or tape to get nice clean lines.
- Don’t paint the inside of the pots as the constant moisture tends to degrade the paint, and forget painting the bottom either for the same reason.
Terracotta pots for different plants
The herb pots and strawberry pots are a different design, made to suite the plants. You will also find pots that are sealed on the inside. This helps prevent moisture loss, especially good for citrus trees..
So no matter what you are looking for, our online suppliers will have the right size, and the right style to fit your needs.
Terracotta pots for sale online
Wholesaler of garden pots and accessories from around the world. All pots available from our warehouse in Melbourne, for distribution Australia wide & overseas. Glazed Outdoor & Indoor, Atlantis, Thai Limestone, Old Stone, Lightweight Metro Light, Pret-a-Pot, Iron Rust, Rustic, Cast Iron.
The Wintergarden 51 McKillop St Geelong
Garden Gallery specialising in artwork for the garden, fountains, statues and landscape design.
350 Princes Highway Officer. 3809
One of Australia's largest pottery retailerss . Range of Terra Cotta & Glazed Pottery, Giftware, Urns & Pedestals, Window Boxes. For landscape or DIY .
Lightweight pots, Heavy weight pots & planters, urns, water features, statues, sculpture, bird baths and accessories Australia wide. Huge range, premium quality and best prices. Supplying retail, wholesale, corporate & trade
THE POT PLACE BUDERIM – phone :07 545 01099 Cnr Jones and Pittards Rd Nth Buderim QLD 4553 Supplier of quality garden pots asian to classical. Great Pots – Great Prices – Great Service
THE TERRA COTTAGE – phone: (07) 33903843 3241 Old Cleveland Rd Capalaba QLD 4017 Direct importer of glazed & terracotta pots, water features, planters.
POTSONLINE – 1300 370 269