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Types of Moka Garden Pottery

Continuing the trend for terracotta pots, this Moka colored variety will thrive in any setting. Here at Planter Resource, we offer three types of Moka Garden Pottery that will look great in any home or business:

  1. Conic
  2. Cylinder
  3. Scratch Bowl

We can help you find the best Moka Garden Pottery for you and your clients’ needs! Call us at 212-206-7687 to talk to one of our planting experts today.

How Big is Moka Garden Pottery?

Here at Planter Resource, we are proud to offer our selection of Moka Garden Pottery. However, one size certainly does not fit all. Each type of Moka Garden Pot comes in a variety sizes due to the differences between the shapes of the pottery.

We offer Moka Garden pottery in the following shapes and sizes.

  1. Moka Cylinders – 8” or 10” pots,
  2. Moka Scratch Bowls in 10” or 14”.
  3. Moka Garden Conic pots in a variety of sizes, from 6” to 24”.

If you are looking for a specific size, feel free to get in touch!

What Is Moka Garden Pottery?

The classic look of Moka terracotta is what so many other materials try to recreate. Moka terracotta is made of baked clay. The porous nature of this Earth-based medium allows air and water to pass through the pot’s walls; this promotes healthy plants by minimizing the chance of root rot and overwatering. That can also cause the soil to dry out quickly, though, which means adequate watering is key. Also, the pot can flake and crack if water remains in the clay during freezing weather. Moka terracotta baked at higher temperatures is the most durable because the clay becomes harder and less permeable..

What are the Benefits of Planting in Terracotta?

Our Moka terracotta planters here at Planter Resource not only look great, but they also provide their spaces with a number of different benefits. The following are the pros of Moka planters made from terracotta:

  1. Terracotta’s porous nature allows for air and water to move through the walls, preventing soil disease and root rot.
  2. The terracotta pots can be used for indoor plants and outdoor container gardening.
  3. Terracotta containers are great for Cacti, Succulents, and other plants that prefer drier soil.
  4. You can use terracotta for colder climates. The walls of the pots draw the water out of the soil to help the soil dry quicker.
  5. They’re inexpensive!
  6. They make a beautiful patina that just gets better with age.

If you are looking for a terracotta planter that is both effective at their job and also beautiful in every environment, Moka Garden Planters are for you!

What is So Special About Terracotta?

Terracotta actually means “baked earth” in Italian. This is a perfect name, as that’s basically what terracotta is. Terracotta pots frequently appear with a reddish-brown hue. That’s an end result of the extreme temperatures and the iron within clay reacting to the acute warmth. These reactions produce the signature shade of terracotta pots. However, you can also get terracotta in other colors, such as a light brown or a light beige. This is the color our Moka Garden Pottery comes in.

Terracotta is one of the oldest varieties of pottery. Archaeologists have observed portions of terracotta which are thousands of years old. Ancient terracotta was baked by being left under the sun to harden, however as technology has improved, potters began using kilns to bake their terracotta pottery.

The uncooked substances used to create terracotta pots are very abundant. It is clay blended with iron oxide and flux. There are many unique varieties of flux substances that may be used, providing different effects. The universal use of flux in terracotta pottery is to create a glass-like structure on the surface of the pottery.

Are Terracotta Pots Similar To Ceramic Pots?

Terracotta is ceramic, however, not all ceramics are terracotta. Ceramic refers to a hardened material that is formed from minerals and substances, which can be superheated to create a strong, hardened material. Terracotta pots use clay to form the ceramic, but there are numerous different varieties of ceramic, which includes porcelain, brick, stoneware, or even highly-superior substances for missiles and vehicle armor!

Does It Matter Where I Purchase My Terracotta Pots?

Yes! Though it seems to be an easy process: blend a little clay, form it, warm it up, terracotta pots can range in quality pretty significantly. In addition to this, to an untrained eye, it may be very difficult to visually decide the quality of one terracotta pot as opposed to another. All of those elements must be cautiously balanced and calculated to make certain the very best terracotta pottery is produced. It is vital that the clay has the proper iron content, that it is formed in a manner in order to accommodate the plant and withstand cracking, and it is critical that the clay is heated to the correct temperature. If it is baked incorrectly, the pot might be brittle and weak. An expert-made terracotta pot can last for generations if well cared for.

Moka Garden Pottery from Planter Resource

Not only are we proud to be headquartered in the world-renowned New York Flower Market in New York City, but we are also proud of our extensive inventory. Our team of planter experts are here to provide all of our clients with the highest quality planters around. If you would like to take a look at our inventory, contact us today! You can come into our shop at the Flower Market or call ahead at 212-206-7687