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Planters 101: 4 Tips for Keeping Your Planters Looking Fresh

Potted plants are lovely additions to our homes, but let's face it—they can be tricky to keep alive sometimes. It's like walking a tightrope between ignoring them too much and smothering them with care. But fear not! With a few insider tips, you can up your game and give your potted pals the best shot at thriving.


First things first: size matters when it comes to planters. You've got to give your plants room to stretch out their roots comfortably. Aim for a pot that's at least 2 inches wider than the root system of your plant. This way, they can spread out and grow strong. But don't go crazy and get a pot that's way too big—too much space can lead to soggy soil and root rot, which is basically a plant's worst nightmare.


Next up, let's talk dirt. The type of soil you use can make a huge difference, especially for plants that are used to desert living, like Agaves. These guys thrive in sandy, well-draining soil. Mix in some perlite and succulent mix to help the soil drain even better. This setup mimics their natural habitat and keeps them happy and healthy, steering clear of soggy roots and other moisture-related problems.


Now, onto maintenance. It's like giving your plants a little spa treatment now and then. Keep an eye out for any signs of trouble, like leaves turning yellow or looking a bit sad. Snip those off to redirect your plant's energy to new growth and keeping the rest of it happy. And don't forget to give your plants a trim every so often to keep them looking neat and tidy. This helps them grow better and keeps pesky diseases and bugs at bay.


Finally, what happens when you put in all this work into keeping your planters looking their best and your plants still die? Or what if you travel a lot and don't have the time to maintain your planters? Well, that is where we come in. Desert Steel plants are the perfect solution for anyone struggling with their plants. Our pieces require 0 maintenance and have easy installations. Whether you want to use our pieces in your existing planters, or you want to shop our planters which are custom made for our pieces, we have got you covered!


So there you have it! Keeping your potted plants alive might seem like a big task, but with these simple tips, you'll be a plant parent extraordinaire in no time. And Just remember, if all else fails, we have got you covered with our no maintenance steel agaves!

Halee Carroll

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