Nowadays, people are showing interest in artificial plants, which are creating a huge trend world wide. The days are over when fake plants mean ugly looking, dusty pants with contours that appear deviant. Today’s markets are full of options for curious tree enthusiasts. But some issues still bother buyers. One of them is the tiny black pot that comes with the fake plant. The unusual size and ugly design entirely alter the plant’s beauty. It’s like a beautiful model walking on broken hills.
To fix that, I have come up with a solution called planter transfer. Where simply you can put a whole tree into a bigger basket or change the container and fill them up with real soil or unused materials. Therefore, I am sharing how to and what to fill fake plant pots with and make them a great decorative piece across the board.
Why are Planters Important?
The planter is the base of a tree; since you invest money and energy on these artificial plants, you don’t want them to look hideous because of a small lifeless container. Most people completely ignore this issue when planting artificial plants.
Using discarded containers is an option for many, but approaching differently will carry better results. Because planters not only hold plants, they also display a great deal of splendor, an elegant look, or an architectural outline for your home.
What to Fill Fake Plant Pots with
Pots that come with fake plants are usually not heavy, and their size doesn’t help it at all; on the top, the plastic materials made it worse. So you have to improvise the whole thing from top to bottom. Start the process of changing the pots. Take a bigger container, put the whole potted-tree into it, detach only the tree, and set up another pot filled with multiple components. Let’s talk about both practices because both themes work quite well, camouflaging the fake plants and faux topiaries.
First, change the container, and when you are done with it, the real deal will start to surface. Two phases of this process, you need to fill the pots before setting the plants and after to conceal it.
Make it Heavy
If dealing with big fake trees like lemon, palm, or olive, put something heavy in the bottom, which will remove extra movement and prevent revealing artificiality. Use anything from heavy old steel plates, cracked weights, or soil from your yard. If you use soil, make it wet, and allow drying.
After that, install the fake tree onto the heavy elements. Put something around the tree like- unused papers, foam, plastic, etc. Material like these keep the balance in a certain measure, also covering the bottom trunk from exposing fake roots. Some important tips are given below to avoid after complications-
- Measure both the old and new pot dimensions to dodge space cluster
- While using foam cut them in a price size so that no extra edge points out from the corners of the pots
- If needed, glued all the stuffing together
Cover the Top
Grab a bag of river stones, and some living moss to cover the top. If you are successfully done this part, no smarty pants can catch the difference between real and fake. River stone is small in size and easy to procure. Living moss you will find in any fish tank or aquarium shops. Stone hides all the debris underneath the pot neck and gives it a beautiful flat look.
Using fake moss carpet is efficient but not proper. Try to find real moss to overlap the surface. This will give a natural look to envelop the fakes of the tree trunk. That’s how you can disguise any fake plant container with an excellent natural look.
Always find quality materials to stuff the pots effectively. A good looking fake plant deserves the best looking pot. Overall, suggested fillings would do the job, but don’t forget to clean the filings from time to time. Bugs and contaminated bacteria can spoil the bottom aesthetics of the plants.
If you use soil at the bottom, avoid soaking them with water or start deforming over time. Decorative pots enhance the attraction of an average looking fake plants, so underestimates its potential.