Flowerpot , container element of substrate that optimizes the conditions so that a plant can grow. The integration of nature in architecture is becoming increasingly important and, perhaps, the pot is the simplest and most effective way of producing the interaction between man and the plant world. The design and architecture have delved into the perfection of this rudimentary system, taking it to unsuspected limits, that is: an ode to the pot.
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Through the centuries, the use of pots has influenced the history of horticulture , which “flourished” as people acquired the ability to move plants from one environment to another.
The Egyptians were among the first peoples to use them in this way. The Romans were the first to move plants indoors in cold weather. During the 1700s the breadfruit seedlings were transported from Haiti to the West Indies and the geraniums made the journey from Africa to North America . The orchids and African violets also went to great lengths in such containers.
Types of pots
For apartments, entirely made of clay, called Mendoza . It is an artisan pot, the result of a centuries-old pottery tradition and when it ages it changes tone slightly. This type of pot tends to turn white and looks dull. However, there is a technique to solve this problem. For this, the pot is immersed for half an hour in vinegar water, the acetate recovers its color. Once dry, it can be varnished on the outside. If done inside and out, a “thermo” effect is achieved, which protects from extreme heat and cold.
This type of pot can be found in two varieties: patina , which by means of a special vitrification process in ovens at high temperatures achieve a particular shine. And another more rustic and sober, made of opaque natural fired clay.
An alternative to baked clay is the Mendoza imitation cement pot.
To put out in the open in a garden or balcony you can use the clay ones, but the fiber cement ones that can be found in a very wide range of colors and shapes are more recommended .
For a setting in the old Spanish style are the fiber cement jars . On the other hand, for a Mexican or American type it is the cement pot type pots.
Flower pots for the kitchen
A set of objects has been created that make the vegetation interact with the objects in the kitchen. The most ingenuous perhaps is a container to dry the cutlery, the water they deposit is used to water plants that when grown serve to cook