Plants are one of my favorite decorations to put in a space because they are relatively cheap, yet they create a great first impression. When I need to choose the right vase for my flowers, I focus on ensuring the vase suits the type of flower and that it offers a welcoming touch to my décor. When it comes to pre-cut flowers, I don’t need to worry about providing enough soil or space for them to thrive.
However, with larger plants, sometimes I need to put them in their own oversized planter and wait for them to grow into their new attire. When the planter is still too big for the plant, it leads me to wonder how to create the illusion of a full planter without bags upon bags of soil. Read on to learn about some things you can use to fill a large flowerpot.
Everyone knows that any form of pollution is extremely detrimental to the environment. Luckily, if there are any plastics or other materials that I don’t feel like recycling, I’ve found they make the perfect filler for my large flowerpots.
Some examples of what I like to put in them are milk containers, soda bottles, or grocery bags. Reusing plastics in my flowerpot helps to ensure that they don’t end up in a landfill where they could harm the environment. Instead, they boost the soil and make my planter look full.
Packing peanuts aren’t just for keeping my fragile items safe when I ship them. They also make a great filler for my oversized planter! Nonetheless, I need to ensure that the peanuts aren’t water-soluble because they might disintegrate when I water the plant.
For this reason, Styrofoam packing peanuts are my most preferred filler. I always try to secure them in a bag or case before I water the plant, so they don’t move around too much or disappear into the soil. This insurance measure also makes things easier if I need to switch pots for the plant.
I love to make use of my outdoor plant waste by bringing it inside and letting it serve as filler for my larger planters. Anytime my yard has leftover grass trimmings, twigs, leaves, pinecones, or wood chips, I use them in my planter as a simple and sustainable solution for filling it up. Although these materials will break down over time, if I plan to repot the plant anyway, the result is inconsequential.
Overall, there are many things you can use to fill a large flowerpot. Now that you know some of my favorite, inexpensive ideas, you should consider investing in a statement planter to spice up your home decorations.