Why do we need terracotta?
The porous nature of terracotta allows for air and water to move through the walls, preventing soil disease and root rot. Terracotta pots can be used for indoor plants and outdoor container gardening. They’re great for Cacti, Succulents, and other plants that prefer drier soil. Terracotta is great for colder climates. The walls of the pots draw the water out of the soil to help the soil dry quicker. They make a beautiful patina that just gets better with age. The patina is actually mineral deposits that are pulled through the walls of the pots. It’s not harmful and can be left or washed off with soap and water. Terracotta is eco-friendly, beautiful. And more importantly, buying terracotta is actually supporting the people of India.
This Terracotta Square Pot #16732 was crafted by villagers of India. Terracotta is a type of ceramic pottery. It is one of the most distinct types of clay you’ll find, given its rich, rust reddish-orange colouring. The iron content in terracotta clay body reacts with oxygen and gives it a hue that ranges through reds, oranges, yellows and even pinks. It is washable but breakable, so please handle it with care.