When pairing pots with plants, scale, repetition, form, texture, colour and habit are all considerations in the creation of a perfectly paired pot. We may choose to contrast or combine similar colour and texture attributes, create repetition with patterning and plant form or living sculptures with the shape and form of the pot and the plant. And so it goes, each pot presents an exciting challenge.
The earthy colour of a terracotta pot contrasts beautifully with the forest green of a cactus plant. The shape of a terracotta pot works equally well with a barrel and small columnar cactus. The golden spines of a cactus plant are luminescent in combination with the richness of terracotta.