Fiberglass planters are one of the options you will be looking at if you’re planning to buy some indoor or outdoor plant containers, but is an average fiberglass planter really that next-level flower pot you should trust your plants to?
They certainly enjoy a reputation for being durable, low-maintenance and lightweight, but how do fiberglass planters actually match up against other popular planter types? If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the shapes, sizes, colors and materials at your disposal, here’s all you need to know about fiberglass planters – their main features and benefits, comparison with other kinds of plant containers, how fiberglass are made and whether, ultimately, they are a good choice for your plants.
What are the benefits of fiberglass planters?
Great value for money
Plant containers made of commercial-grade fiberglass are water-, fade- and chemical-resistant. Because fiberglass planters will not rot, warp or degrade over time, they’re suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use, irrespective of weather conditions. As a matter of fact, they show virtually no signs of wear and tear even after prolonged exposure to water, UV radiation, temperature variations, salt air, and chemicals.
As a result, they can be used season after season, year after year, saving you a lot of money in the long run. These planters are also lightweight, which translates into a lower shipping cost per unit. When factoring in all these aspects, one can easily conclude that fiberglass planters deliver the least expensive plant container options available today.
A stylish look and feel
Fiberglass planters are delightfully decorative. Because they are available in a large variety of shapes, sizes and colors, you can easily find different fiberglass planters to match existing décor elements. To add character to a trendy décor, you can also opt for specific planter shades to create beautiful color combinations that feature the latest color trends.
An elegant fiberglass planter can be used as a centerpiece in a lobby or foyer. You could also add several fiberglass planters in this year’s special shade to your garden for a more dynamic, interesting look. For colors that aren’t readily available, please contact our experienced professionals who can create custom fiberglass finishes upon request.
Because fiberglass has fewer molding limitations compared to other materials, planters made of this material can provide some true works of art while also delivering perfect backgrounds for different plant and flower arrangements. What’s more, fiberglass planters are able to lend a classy, contemporary look to indoor and outdoor areas, while providing authentic sophistication and versatility for many years to come.
If you’re looking for ways to spice up your design project, fiberglass planter finishes have the power to amplify the beauty of any plant or flower and transform any space by enhancing it with a colorful yet minimalist understatement. Many stylish fiberglass planters encompass three of the most important characteristics for design flexibility, namely: visual appeal, functionality and versatility.
Especially, when it comes to creating privacy with greenery, commercial fiberglass planters are great choice as modular planters. Lightweight and durable, along with the perfect shapes and lines, fiberglass pots will make the outdoor commercial space neat and clean.
Perfect complement to plants
Because fiberglass planters come in many different shapes, sizes and finishes that can perfectly complement any contemporary or traditional setting, they are ideal décor elements for many interior and exterior design projects. Whether you prefer clean, sharp lines or elegant curbs, fiberglass planters can balance out a wide variety of plants and flowers that are commonly used to enhance the overall design and atmosphere of different spaces.
Round and wide fiberglass planters can balance out tall branching cacti, large spiky succulents, small trees, as well as exotic flower arrangements. Conversely, rectangular planters would work beautifully with a nice array of smaller plants, such as the spider plant, oxalis, polka dot plant, lithops and echeveria.
Are fiberglass planters better than other plant containers?
You may be tempted to cut costs by opting for less expensive plastic planters. Plastic planters, however, degrade when exposed to sunlight, and you could actually lose money in the long run. Other planter materials, such as wood, terracotta and metal, are also susceptible to water damage and tend to fade, split and/or crack due to exposure to the elements.
Overall, we believe fiberglass planters stack up favorably against the other six most popular planter materials.
If you would first like to take a step back and understand all the available materials a bit better, then make sure you also take a look at our rundown of all the pros and cons of popular planter materials!
How are fiberglass planters made?
Here at Jay Scotts, fiberglass planters are constructed of the highest quality materials prepared by highly skilled craftsmen. Each of the planters is created with a custom mold in the exact size, shape, and dimensions of the final product. Then fiberglass sheets are carefully cut, shaped and inserted into and surrounding the mold. High-quality polyester resin is then applied several times over the mold (depending on the size and shape of the planter) to create the final product.
Once the final coat becomes hard, the planter will then be taken to the finishing department where each product is meticulously finished by hand. Like an expensive fiberglass boat or car, the finishing department trims the product of any excess materials and evenly sands the fiberglass surface so that the finish is smooth. This process is time-intensive but necessary to produce the exquisite, durable quality plant planters that Jay Scotts customers have come to love and to expect.
Are fiberglass planters a good choice?
Yes, by all means! Fiberglass is the most efficient material for planter construction, giving planters a high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent resistance to impacts, UV radiation, water, and chemicals. Fiberglass planters are also lightweight and versatile enough to cater to all tastes, fit into any setting and comply with different functional demands. This allows landscapers, interiorscapers and decorators to create flexible designs by taking advantage of endless options to change both the look and function of different spaces.
Obviously, not all planter shapes go with all interiors or all outdoor areas, but fortunately there are some universal rules we can go by when we arrange any space. Get to know 8 key factors to consider when choosing a planter for your next indoor or outdoor project, and be sure to also read our in-depth post on choosing the right planter colors.
You may also find it useful to have a look at the dos and don’ts of fiberglass planter maintenance. And for an even broader angle on adding planters to any design, check out these unique tips on planter arrangement from professional designers!
If you’re now looking to add high-quality fiberglass planters to your design, then you’re in the right place! Our wholesale fiberglass planter collection is the most extensive planter line available in the market today, and our planters are designed in-house and manufactured exclusively by us. Browse our universal fiberglass planters and take your design project to the next level!