We offer steel pots that are durable and weather-resistant, but used in the wrong way, do not retain fully their aesthetic and utilitarian properties. Just follow a few key recommendations for the pots to remain in perfect condition for many years, even outdoors:
I. Constant contact with water, and particularly its long-term retention, may negatively affect the pots, therefore:
Flower pots that are to be used outdoors require holes in the bottom of the pot. We recommend you make the holes in the bottom or at the side of the pot and secure the holes with anti-corrosion paint. The pot should be placed at a small distance from the surface (not directly on the ground), so that the excess water can flow freely.
please remain caution when watering the plants inside pots with fertilizers – water the plants and the ground, not the pot; fertilizers’ components can accelerate the corrossion process.
Use only the proper methods of planting live plants in a pot; we recommend 4 methods (detailed description on page donicestalowe.pl):
1. the inside of the pot should be covered with foil (be careful not to damage); fill in the ⅔ of the pot with keramzyt; the remaining space of the pot, may be filled with soil of good quality, suitable for particular needs of your plants,
2. the inside of the pot should be covered with foil, fill in the ⅓ of the pot with keramzyt, another ⅓ of the pot with clay and the last ⅓ of the pot with soil suitable for particular needs of your plants, clay will make the pots heavier and therefore more stable,
3. the inside of the pot should be covered with foil (be careful not to damage); fill in the ⅔ of the pot with keramzyt, then place a plastic pot with a plant inside the steel pot,
Indoor and outdoor use:
4. fill in half of the pot with sand or small stones, the remaining half of the steel pot should be covered with foil and filled with ½ of keramzyt and ½ of soil – that is the perfect way to prepare the steel pot for indoors use, in case the steel-pot is to be used outdoors – the bottom half of the pot should be replaced with styrofoam
For aesthetic reasons in each of the above 4 cases, the excess foil should be cut, but so that you could wrap her in a rant of the pot. For the top layer – for aesthetic purposes – a thin layer of volcanic rocks available in different colors may be used.
II. Provide stability of the steel pot
Steel pots are relatively light and therefore should be properly loaded with heavier materials, regardless of whether they contain artificial flowers or live plants. To load the pot, you can use sand, expanded clay, volcanic rocks or simply clay and soil – the most natural filling in the case of live plants (4 above-mentioned methods of planting). This way the steel pot is secured against tilting, for example during heavy wind, and thus – mechanical damages.
III. Never carry a pot that is filled
Transport of the steel pot and/or lifting by borders at full load, may result in damage. We therefore suggest that you first put the pot in the selected destination and then load the pot and plant in the plant. The pot can only be moved empty and if filled – may only be moved gently.
Please be advised that the steel pots damaged by improper use are not subject to complaint.