When it comes to planting schemes, these days, the pot is just as important as the plant. And in a big space, be it an open plan office or atrium or an exterior landscape, a large metal plant pot ensures your plants stand out and get noticed.
Large metal containers have a sleek look which is perfect for a modern corporate setting: glossy or brushed finishes, clean lines and a solid, weighty presence… everything about them says quality.
You may think a large metal planter could easily look overbearing, but there are so many different styles, shapes and colours of metal planter that they are actually a very versatile pot, and can fit into many places where another material, say bright coloured plastic or elaborately patterned wood or shell, may not work.
Simple, sleek metal containers are a very popular choice when it comes to larger planters, as they have a simple elegance which works in many places. But if you want your outdoor plants to stand out, then there are many other options.
For exmaple, the Boxer planter, with a textured mosaic of large shiny metal plates set at various angles, is a thing of beauty and a real statement piece.
One of our larger metal planters even has a wooden bench running around it, which is perfect for weary shoppers, and is a real focal point along walkways in retail centres.
But that’s not to say that large metal planters can only work in vast modern settings. Metal isn’t just a stark, cold material: it comes in many shades of grey, and plant pots with softer tones and shapes can sit happily in many different settings without looking like they should be in a large corporate or industrial space.
Take for instance our beautiful curved planters, which, when stood in a line, look as if they are bowing in unison. They also come in a soft, dull bronze, which is a great counterfoil to bright green foliage and would sit happily as a statement piece in a smaller room just as much as a larger space.
Then there are Cortensteel planters. Left outside to let the elements go to work on them, they have developed an oxidised finish; a rust-coloured skin with a soft, weathered charm which gives them a more natural feel in a garden or landscaped grounds. The outer skin prevents oxygen from penetrating to the layers underneath, making them great for outside use.
Shiny, brushed, bronzed and even rusty: large metal planters are anything but dull. Check out our great and versatile range of metal containers here.