Ikea plant baskets

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No backyard, no problem. Ikea’s newest collection is designed for indoor gardeners, or at the very least, people who appreciate a well-dressed plant. As part of its newest social entrepreneurship project, Ikea partnered with artisans in India, Thailand, Jordan, and Romania to craft a series of woven baskets and home goods for the Botanisk collection.

The limited edition line of indoor planting products highlights an array of baskets and hanging planters made from natural materials like jute and banana fiber. The collection seemingly also includes all the accessories that a person may (or may not) need to keep their plants alive. There’s, for example, an embroidered apron for carrying tools and a woven rug that we assume is there to catch any of dirt that falls while you’re gardening.

Botanisk, with prices ranging from $5 to $30, is rounded out with embroidered pillows and bags made from cotton, all of which can help you fill out your home with the au naturel look. Browse the full collection here.

Sours: https://archive.curbed.com/2020/3/12/21175547/ikea-botanisk-indoor-gardening-collection

A gorgeous plant pot can complement the look and feel of your home, adding a dash of color or an interesting silhouette—and it can be the perfect solution for that empty spot on your bookcase. A good plant pot also needs to be functional so that your plants thrive.

Drainage holes in the bottom help keep your leafy beloveds from becoming waterlogged (if your favorite pot doesn’t have any, drilling some yourself could be an option). It’s also important to buy the right-size pot. If a pot is too big for your plant, it could drain water slowly and damage the roots. If a pot is too small, your plant might not get enough water, or its roots won’t have the space they need to grow.

When choosing which pot will work best, consider what your plant came in. Plants are sold by size, and that measurement refers to the pot size, not to that of the plant itself. A 4-inch plant fits in a 4-inch pot, a 10-inch plant in a 10-inch pot, and so on. A common rule of thumb we’ve seen when repotting a new plant is to go 1 or 2 inches larger in diameter. This allows you room to add new soil around the potting mix, with fresh nutrients to pull from and more space for the roots to make themselves at home.

This is also a good rule if you’re repotting a plant you’ve had for a while. If the roots are growing out of the drainage holes, if your plant feels wedged into its current pot, or if it’s no longer absorbing water the way it used to, your plant probably needs a pot that is a couple of inches larger. If your plant has too much space, or if it seems to be sitting in water that never really drains, you may need to size down. Plants are fickle, and water problems can be a sign of underwatering, overwatering, a too-big pot, or a too-small pot.

If you’re really stuck when trying to identify what your plant needs, ask your local extension office. Many have a Master Gardener program, with experts who can help you identify plant problems via an email and a few photos. Google your state or county plus “ask a master gardener” to see what’s available. Local nurseries with knowledgeable staff can help guide you, too. If you’ve found the perfect pot, but you need advice on the right plant to put in it, or if you’re not sure what size pot is right for your plants, they might be able to make suggestions.

Like any loving plant parents, Wirecutter staffers care deeply about how they display their plants. These are the pots and plant stands our staff adores for their style and substance.

IKEA Gradvis

An IKEA Gradvis white plant pot shown with a plant inside.

All of my plants go in a Bloem Saturn plastic planter, and then I use a prettier pot on the exterior. The inexpensive IKEA Gradvis is the perfect size for most small houseplants. I’ve used it for Calathea and Alocasia in my living room. The pot is a neutral color with a nice texture and weight, and it blends in beautifully with the rest of my pots and decor.

—Signe Brewster, senior staff writer

Hilton Carter for Target Single Stem Propagation Plant Stand

A pothos plant shown inside a Hilton Carter for Target Single Stem Propagation Plant Stand.

I only keep plants that thrive on neglect. Devil’s ivy (aka pothos) has been my go-to greenery since college because I can forget about it for weeks, and it keeps growing—even without direct sunlight. Lately, I’m obsessed with the propagation vessels from the recent Hilton Carter for Target collection, particularly this simple single-stem marble base model that I keep on my desk.

It’s easy to tell when the plant needs water, and it’s cool to watch new roots sprout from each clipping—and if I can get them to take to soil, I’ll never have to buy another plant again! Sadly, much of the Hilton Carter collection is already sold out, but this is an easy system to replicate with any old test tube. Also, Etsy has lots of similar options.

GoodsmithShop Half Circle Plant Magnet w/ Air Plant

Two half circle plant magnets with air plants shown on a stainless steal fridge.

On a fridge overloaded with baby announcements, novelty magnets, shopping lists, and “important” bits of mail, these small geometric air planters offer a welcome burst of life. Made of warm wood with a splash of color, these magnets offer a dimensionality and vibrancy—along with a single, hard-wearing air plant—and they’ve followed us from one end of California to the other. Though the air plants themselves are hardy enough to have survived even my black thumb, they’re easy to swap out if one dies (or you can simply use this as a cool magnet).

Target Room Essentials Self Watering Planter

A plant shown in side of a Target Room Essentials Self Watering Planter.

I had some plants that needed repotting, but I wasn’t ready to commit to the nice ceramic planters I had my eye on. Terra cotta planters were sold out at every hardware store, and I didn’t want to order a 20-pack of plastic inserts from Amazon. Cue the local Target, where I found this $3 plastic planter that’s cute, simple, and cheap.

It has a “self-watering” base that you can fill with water so it draws liquid from below, rather than your having to water plants from above (which works perfectly with that drinking-plants TikTok trend). The bottom tray has rods that fit into the top portion of the planter to keep the two parts connected, but it can be really difficult to remove when you want to. So I just rotate the planter a bit to rest the top piece on the bottom without fitting the rods in; this keeps the two portions loose, and it works just fine for me. The plastic can be a little see-through in certain lighting, so if you have your plant near a window, you will be able to see your soil levels. Admittedly, it makes the setup look a little less polished. But in general, it looks way nicer than the $3 it cost. I have two in the “mindful mint” color, and I could see myself using these in perpetuity while the fancy planters I dream about sit in my online shopping carts.

—Marilyn Ong, supervising editor

IKEA Skuggis Bamboo Wall Hook

A potted vine shown on a bookcase with part of the plant's vine resting on a Bamboo Wall Hook.

Before finding these bamboo wall hooks, I used just about everything to support my vines. From push pins to nails to Command hooks—no method was truly successful, and they all looked unpleasant. Who wants a bunch of old nails sticking out of their walls? What’s worse, the slightest movement while watering was enough to send my pothos’s vines tumbling. Even if you go the route of simply draping your vines along a shelf, you still have to grapple with dusting and moving them around to access the shelf.

Enter IKEA’s little geometric wonders. They’re cheap, cute, and easy to install, and they give you the flexibility to get a little more creative with your plant. Most important, they’re sturdy enough to support my vines and allow for worry-free watering.

—Jordan Thomas, staff writer

Homenote Ceramic Planter Flower Pots with Natural Wood Texture

Three plants shown inside of Homenote Plant Pots with Natural Wood Texture.

After moving into a new apartment, I was on the hunt for woodgrain pots to fit the aesthetic of my new living space. This Homenote collection was exactly what I was looking for to house my peace lily, golden pothos, snake plant, and spider plant. The pots are decently sized yet not massive, so my baby plants have enough space to grow without being dwarfed by the pot. The woodgrain looks stellar, and the pots are often a conversation piece when I have people over.

—James Austin, updates writer

IKEA Satsumas

Three potted plants shown on a IKEA Satsumas plant stand.

IKEA’s Satsumas line of plant stands is inexpensive and stylish. The tiered stand can hold three plants and is extremely versatile. I initially purchased it to add some greenery to a bland corner in our living room. The three-tiered design, with shelves at different levels, meant I could rotate it just perfectly to fit in a corner. The shelves are circular and slightly raised on the side, so if your plants drain a bit of water after a soaking, the excess water pools there rather than spilling on the floor.

Sadly, my plants died due to a lack of sunlight, but I have since purchased new plants and moved this stand to other places in the house. For a while, it fit perfectly between a couch and a coffee table. Right now, it’s the centerpiece of my guest bedroom. The 27½-inch stand also fits perfectly along the window of my office and easily holds eight small potted plants.

—Alejandra Matos, senior audience development manager

About your guide

Jackie Reeve

Jackie Reeve is a senior staff writer covering bedding, organization, and home goods at Wirecutter since 2015. Previously she was a school librarian, and she’s been a quilter for about 15 years. Her quilt patterns and her other written work have appeared in various publications. She moderates Wirecutter’s staff book club and makes her bed every morning.

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Plants & plant pots

How do you make house plants part of your home?

Liven up any indoor or outdoor space with planters from IKEA. With the right planter, you’ll bring a freshness, vibrancy and natural fragrance into your home. Add a dash of colour to your balcony or decorate your patio with garden planters. Why not line your windowsill with succulents? Furnishing with flowers is never a bad idea. Put your most prized plant on a literal pedestal with our stylish plant pots and planters.

Most of our plants are already potted, which makes them easy to transfer into a larger decorative plant pot or a flower box. If you’ve a taste for fresh veggies and herbs, why not use one of our growing kits in your very own kitchen? Don’t forget the watering can! And if taking care of plants is not your strong point, we have convincing artificial plants for any part of your home.

How to plant in pots or planters

The first step is to prepare the plant for planting. Remove the plastic pot from the base of the plant by pulling it off or cutting it open. Then, gently tease out the plant roots so they can branch out more easily in their new home.

The second step is to prepare your soil and your pot or planter. If you’re using a large planter, place a few stones or a few pieces of broken terracotta over the drainage hole. This prevents the soil from pouring out. Pour a layer of soil along the bottom of the planter and add some compost to your soil for extra nutrition.

Finally, it’s time to plant. Insert the plant into the pot and surround it with soil. Make sure to leave a gap of about 2.5 cm between the soil and the top of the pot. Water the plant immediately once the plant and soil has been added. This helps settle any pockets of air in the soil. If needed, add more compost at the top of the pot.

Do house plants clean the air?

Plants brighten up your home, but it takes many, many plants to purify the air you breathe. Plants do absorb gases and produce oxygen - but you would need to have up to thousands of plants indoors to create a measurable effect. In other words, you can’t rely on a houseplant to improve indoor air quality.

Plants in our homes do improve our health in other ways. Plants bring with them a fresh and rejuvenating touch. Their fragrance can be relaxing, while the very sight of flowers and plants can lift our mood.

Sours: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/cat/plants-plant-pots-pp001/

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