Types of Containers for Orchids
Plastic pots are inexpensive and functional. They tend to be stronger and flexible than Ceramic Pots and are often made of recycled materials. Clear plastic pots are especially handy because they allow green orchid roots to photosynthesize.
Ceramic Pot are widely available and commonly used because in addition to draining well, they also wick moisture well through their sides. They are attractive and sturdy and some orchids including Cycnoches or Catasetum prefer ceramic pots.
Wood Slat Basket
These are made of wood that is resistant to rotting. Most plants do well in them and they are easy to hang. Wood Slat Basket drain even better than ceramic pot but do not wick moisture. These pots are commonly used with orchids that have a long root system such as Cymbidium orchid.