FAQs

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HOW DO I CLEAN A NATURAL TERRACOTTA POT?
Simply use water and a stiff brush to remove algae or dirt. To reduce further discoloration always lift the pot off the floor with pot-feet.

In the right setting a weathered terracotta pot can look very attractive. If you like this effect of natural ageing you can assist it by occasionally paint the outer surface with yoghurt or milk.
WHAT DOES FROST-RESISTANT MEAN?
Frost resistant means that provided the pot has proper drainage (by lifting it off the ground) it is designed to withstand most conditions. We recommend placing frost resistant pots in sheltered positions during pro-longed wet or very cold weather as water which penetrates the body may cause damage under these conditions. If you want to ensure that a pot will withstand all conditions consider a Frost-Proof pot.
WHAT DOES FROST-PROOF MEAN?
Frost-Proof means that the pot is manufactured to withstand prolonged cold and wet weather, including constant freeze-thaw actions, PROVIDED there is proper drainage. We recommends using matching pot-feet for your plant pot. All of our frost-proof pots are guaranteed against frost damage for 10 years, provided the pot has proper drainage. Look out for the 10 Year Guarantee symbol on all frost-Proof pots.
WHAT SHOULD I DO DURING THE COLDER MONTHS?
Where possible unless a pot is frost-proof move it to a sheltered position. Ensure that pot feet are used to improve drainage and prevent pots freezing to floor surfaces.
HOW MANY POT FEET SHOULD I USE?
Apta recommend using three feet on round pots and 4 pot feet on square pots for balance.
CAN I USE APTA PLANTERS FOR INDOOR USE?
Yes! Use a combination of pot feet and indoor saucers to help form a reservoir and prevent the possibility of moisture causing condensation or marks on carpet or other floor surfaces.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF PLANTING IN CONTAINERS?
  • Plant display is improved. Flowers, trees and shrubs are given extra dimension and interest, which can be tailored to your individual style.
  • Plants can be easily re-positioned within the garden, and taken with you when you move.
  • Containers are less susceptible to pest damage.
  • Excellent for improving bare or dull areas around the home or garden.
  • You do not need a garden. Display containers on window sills, balconies, near the front door and on paved areas.
  • Tender plants can be grown outdoors, and brought into a conservatory or a greenhouse during winter.