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If you want a great conversation starter in your living area, it is time to invest in face planters. The head planter pot with the right houseplants will keep the conversation going.
Yes, face planters are all the rage today to add a contemporary touch to your indoor and outside living space.
So, if you have not yet gotten one, check out the face planters here and choose the best head planters with plants to grow.
How To Choose Head Planters
As the name suggests, a face planter has shapes of heads with a face with a neck and shoulders. It looks like the old-fashioned bust with a modern touch. It is a plant pot you can use to grow different plants, from herbs, and flowers, to other foliage.
You can find a cute face planter; the plants grow out of the lady head planter and look like hair. Popular choices are plants with long tendrils, but there are many plants you can grow in them.
One thing is for sure a beautiful head planter looks modern, simplistic, intricate, realistic to whimsical. You find them hand-painted for a colorful display. But what should you look for when buying a contemporary design face planter?
The Material of a Head Planter
The head planter you find is made of different materials. You find head planters made with stone, concrete, terracotta, earthenware, plastic, wood, to fiberglass. Still, a head planter made with porous material works best for most plants.
The reason is it provides superior drainage for your outdoor plants. Hence, the excess water runs freely from the drainage holes, and the material dries out faster, preventing root rot. Some excellent choices are wood, ceramic, earthenware, and terracotta.
But the least expensive options if plastic and terracotta. So, check out our list of head-shaped planters made with premium resin material to stand on your front porch or inside the home. You can find one with an antique effect, faux distressed finish, feature faces, matte finish, and more to fit into your unique space.
The Size of The Planters
When you select one of our planters, the size is essential. Still, you do not want a too small or large planter leading to concerns with your plant’s roots, soil, and overall plant health. So, choose a face planter for your garden or home decor best suited for your plant’s growth.
Consider how the roots spread and how high and big your plant grows. You can choose a small to the medium-sized head planter for a small plant that remains compact. In comparison, a spider plant works best in a large head planter.
Another thing is when you have larger plants in a small face planter, the longer roots become rootbound. While a small plant in a huge planter heads, the potting soil remains damp, leading to root concerns.
The Drainage Hole is Important
Your plant pot needs enough drainage holes to allow excess water to drain freely from the pot. Having enough drainage prevents overwatering and root rot. You can find some outdoor head planters with a drainage plug.
Even a flower pot is an attention grabber with cute faces and aeration holes allowing for air circulation where more foliage is growing. So, choose a style for indoors that is fun and looks amazing, and best of all, it makes for a great gift.
You need not use them for your succulents or cacti; you can fill small planters with candies. In contrast, the larger head planters are taller and are great to use as a pencil or paintbrush holder.
The Best Plants For Head Planters For Indoor or Outdoor Use
Now that you know the main features to look for in your head planter, we have a list of great indoor plants that can grow outside in them.
When you grow Pilea Peperomioides in a face plant, it looks like cute curly hair or even a bunch of curlers. But we love them, especially in a cute face planter. The plant is reasonably easy to care for and grows fast.
It needs moderate bright indirect light and watering when the top inch of the potting soil is dry. You can fertilize them monthly during the growing season. The best part is they are non-toxic to humans and pets, which is a plus in our books. It will put a smile on your face.
String of Pearls
A perfect head planter plant is a string of pearls, a succulent that looks like hair growing out of the planter. It is not one of the easiest plants to care for, but with some TLC, you can get it to grow.
These succulents do best in bright indirect light found at a south-facing window, and the soil must be arid before watering. Provide your string of pearls with well-draining soil and feed it every two weeks in the growing season.
Imagine it standing in your living area. It will fit right in with your home decor with the curly hairstyle. The only concern is the plant is not pet-friendly and not fast growers.
Spider plants are not too difficult to grow, and they provide you with small baby plants making for a fun hairstyle. The spider plant needs bright indirect light but can tolerate low light.
Also, leave the soil to dry between watering and provide them with well-drained soil. Feed your favorite plant every two to four weeks with fertilizer during the growing season. The small plants are pet-friendly.
The succulents are known as the Rhipsalis baccifera and are native to the tropics growing on trees and in rock crevasses. It can tolerate some moisture with lower light. The broken pieces of these cacti also root easily if you want to try propagation.
Provide your indoor plants with moderate light and water when the top inch of the soil feels dry. The succulent will need feeding a few times during the growing season, making for cute hair in a head planter. The downside is the plant is toxic to pets, and the sap irritates the skin.
The flowering plant looks gorgeous as an indoor plant in a head planter. It even grows well in garden beds to trellis along walls. The flower is pinkish-white, and you even find varieties with purple blossoms.
It is a slow-growing plant and easy to propagate and looks fabulous in a face planter. All you need to do is keep the soil moist and water when the top few inches are dry. It grows in a soil mix that drains well and needs bright indirect light to thrive.
While the wire vine is non-toxic, we recommend keeping them away from children and pets.
Pink Lady Plant
Imagine the Callisia repens in a lady head planter with its rosette soft creamy white flowers in spring. Many people grow it as an ornamental plant or in garden beds for decoration. Provide our pink lady plant with a face planter with a drainage hole and keep it in bright indirect light.
Keep the soil moist and water when you feel the top few inches dry. The plant will need regular trimming and feed once a month during the growing season. With the pink color, it will add style to your indoor place, and it adds fun at the same time.
You will be happy to know it is not toxic to humans or pets when grown in pots.
Burro’s Tail Plant
The donkey or burro’s tail is an evergreen succulent that blooms with bright red flowers. The plant grows well in an arid environment and is carefree to care for. It is one of the best indoor plants for your head planter. The plant thrives in most types of soil as long as it drains well.
The donkey tail needs bright light to partial shade compared to other succulents. Provide them with well-drained soil and trim them occasionally to make them look gorgeous in the face planter.
These ornamental grasses are attention grabbers in head planters. They flower the prettiest blooms in spring but can become easily damaged during severe winters. Yet, the grass does well in most types of soil that drains well.
When watering, ensure that the soil is not soggy, and providing them with fertilizer will lead to plant health with amazing flowers. These look fabulous in head-shaped planters as the grass grows. You can find ornamental grasses in different colors, from green to purple foliage.
Frequently Asked Questions
We do not recommend placing sand at the bottom of your head-shaped planters. Still, it all depends on the type of head planter you have. Some are made to place your flower pot inside them.
You can quickly fill up the space with bottles depending on the planter you have and if it is one where you fit in a pot and do not need to plant your plant directly into them. Still, we recommend using wood chips, sticks, or pine cones that break down over time and remain a sustainable choice.
The head planter works as most planters, and if you have one with ample drainage holes, you can plant your spider plants or other plants directly in them. Remove your plant from the grow pot and add some amended potting mix to your new planter.
Place your plant-centered and backfill it with the potting medium until secure. But do not pack too much potting mixture, as the roots still need to breathe.
You can find different head planters available to buy from a local store to the online nursery. But you need not look far, as Plantly has a fun collection of face planters to try.