Planter Materials

Planters provide infinite customization options for container gardening and interior and exterior decor. Note that the overall look, durability, and needed functionality can be dramatically altered by the type of planter material selected. Carefully consider the type of planter material used to make sure you get the look and utility you want for your budget.

Plastic Planter Pots

Pro

  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight
Con
  • Not as durable as other materials

Plastic planters are one of the most economical choices for those looking to add plants to their home or commercial designs. Available in finishes that mimic the color and texture of cement, stone, metal and clay, plastic planters are an inexpensive, lightweight alternative to other planter materials. Though not as long-lasting as other materials, one distinct advantage to plastic planters is that they are typically easy to recycle after use.

Fiberglass Planters

Pro

  • Incredible durability
  • Low-Maintenance
  • UV and Frost Resistant

Con

  • Pricer than plastic planters

Lightweight, durable and available in a wide variety of shapes and finishes, modern fiberglass planters are a high-quality, low-maintenance solution for plantscaping projects and designs. Fiberglass planters are constructed using a mold and flexible fiber sheets covered in resin. One of the most durable planter materials available, fiberglass planters will last for multiple growing seasons with very little upkeep required.

Metal Planters

Pro

  • Weatherproof
  • Incredible durability
  • Modern aesthetic

Con

  • Premium prices
  • Heat transference in warmer weather

Metal planters offer an industrial, contemporary feel in both retail and commercial environments. Compared to other metal alloys, aluminum is one of the most popular metals used for its easier shaping capabilities and overall longevity. Paired with a powder-coated finish, metal planters are well-suited to endure unfavorable weather conditions.

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Planters

Pro

  • Resistant to cracks and breaks
  • Concrete look without the concrete weight

Con

  • Premium prices
  • Heavier than other planter materials

For those that love the modern look of concrete planters but don’t want to mess with the weight and durability concerns should consider the option of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) planters. Uniquely manufactured to be resistant to cracking and weathering, GFRC planters planters are a sturdy, lightweight alternative to concrete planters.

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