By Tom YoungTerra cotta is an ancient material used in many ways throughout human history, including sculpture, cooking, and construction. The most famous example may be the Terra Cotta Soldiers in China, which were sculpted over 2,000 years ago. Today, we present our connection to this historic medium through pottery.
Terra cotta pottery is more than just a style choice; it can breath! The porous, unglazed clay allows for increased aeration and drainage, which is key for most tropical houseplants. The walls of the pot can act as a buffer for over and under watering. It also decreases the chances of root rot and soil disease.
Although traditional terra cotta is orange in color, we have dark marble and granite colored pots for even more color options for your home. Terra cotta pottery comes in all shapes and sizes so you can have a variety of pots that fit a common theme. I personally love the contrast of the orange clay against green foliage. We plan on stocking more terra cotta styles than ever before!