Copper Planters ~ the rich color of copper ages to a beautiful patina
Copper metal planters are suitable for interior and exterior decors, but you must be aware that copper will age and change color when exposed to weather. Even indoor planters made of copper will tend to develop a patina from exposure to moisture in the potting soil and from watering.
If you would like your copper planter to retain its original shiny metal color use it as a ‘cache pot’ by placing the plants in a liner pot and remove the planted pot for watering and misting. The coloration that develops as your copper planters oxidizes and ages is treasured by many gardeners and regarded as a bonus, as your pot will change its look from year to year.
Ensure Adequate Drainage in Copper Metal Planters
Many copper planters do not come with drainage holes, but these can be easily drilled in the base of the planter if desired. The metal can heat up in hot sunny weather, so liberal watering will be required to keep roots cool and moist. Ideally, keep your metal planters out of direct sunlight in hot season.
Copper metal planters suit a variety of decors from country, rustic to sleek, modern. Traditional copper pots and planters were a staple in country or rural settings, as copper was readily available and easily worked into container shapes. Antique copper planters are very popular with collectors.
Copper Planters Compliment Contemporary Decor
The simplicity of the shapes of many contemporary metal planters can be a sculptural focal point in garden landscapes. The rich copper color compliments green foliage beautifully and is a lovely sight in the glow of sunlight.
Copper planters come in all shapes and sizes, from tall slender rectangular columns to round, urn shape styles. The more angular planters are well-suited for modern, contemporary decor. Many metal planters come in sets of two or three to create a focal point in your outdoor decor. Bring your copper planters indoors at any time to add to your interior decor, they’ll look great!