Cache pots and planters

Cache Pot Orchid Planter 4 inch

The Cache Pot Orchid Planter jardiniere is used for pre-planted plants or artificial arrangements. When used with orchids, a liner and saucer must be used inside the cachepot to avoid condensation and seepage on underside of cachepot. The listed size of Cache pot orchid planter corresponds to the size inner planter that the cachepot will hold. Our Cache Pot Orchid Planter 4 inch actual opening size is 4.5 inches to accommodate a 4 inch flower pot you will place inside.

All our cache pot orchid planters are handcrafted at our ceramics studio in Jacksonville Oregon. We have designed our cachepots specifically for orchids, silk and live floral arrangements.

The Cache Pot Orchid Planter or jardiniere is great because it will fit in most every home. There is always a large selection of orchids pre planted in the 4 inch size. Our cache pot orchid planters will complement your orchids and brighten your home decor.

The Raku patina, shape and color make the cache pots ideal for an orchid planter, tropical plants and artificial arrangements. The range of raku colors we use can bridge the color from the arrangement to its setting. Dodero Ceramic Studios Cache Pot Orchid Planter jardiniere will complement traditional to ultra contemporary décor. We work to stay on top of the new trends while keeping a firm underpinning in the tradition of classic ceramic and pottery styles. Please contact us with any inquiries.

Cache Pot Orchid Planter 4 inch, ACTUAL SIZE 4.5 inches OPENING 7″ HIGH X 7″ WIDE

We’re Into: Cachepots

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re kind of obsessed with containers! What’s not to like? From trays to baskets to bowls and more, they’re the ultimate decorator’s trick. They tidy up or dress up any surface that needs a little help. One of our favorite kinds of containers for just about any occasion is a cachepot.

The French origin of the word,pronounced cash-po, means to literally hide a pot — and that’s because these decorative vessels were originally used in the 19th-century to conceal a less attractive flower pot. But, of course, they are useful for so many more things in addition to greenery. Above, we’ve used Bunny Williams’ Silver Wire Cachepot to corral silverware on a buffet table. Here are some of our other favorite ways to use a cachepot:

Designer Bunny Williams hates to see labels on her table, so she designed this pretty basket-style cachepot to disguise a pint carton of ice cream. It fits perfectly! And now you can serve your guests in complete style. Brilliant, right?

Having guests for dinner? Perk up your table with flowers. Pick up a couple of small potted plants or a medley of flowers on your way home from the grocery store. When you’re ready, gently nest your instant centerpiece in a pretty cachepot — and you’re done! Our Rectangular Metal Cachepot is great for creating long, low arrangements that won’t impede conversation at the table.

Or, if you have a green thumb and a garden to show for it, clip your favorite blossoms and greenery to arrange in your container. Hydrangeas, roses and peonies are simply gorgeous in a cachepot. This lattice-style cachepot has a watertight removable liner, so you can fill it with fresh stems.

Bunny William’s Rectangular Metal Cachepot is ideal for arranging flowers because of its removable wire frame. You can just pop stems into the grid, so they’ll stay upright and arranged perfectly!

Even on their own, these decorative pots add beauty — and perhaps an interesting story — to a dining table, buffet or console. That’s probably because they’re the perfect size for smaller centerpieces. Bunny designed her brass Pinched Bag Cachepot after one of her favorites in her own personal collection of cachepots.

Need a new look over your fireplace? Pull together a wow-worthy mantel in no time with a cachepot. Sized just right to fit on the mantel, they turn simple plants and stems into little works of art.

Tell us, what are your favorite ways to display your cachepots?

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Types Of Cachepots: How To Use A Cachepot For Plants

For houseplant enthusiasts, using double pots for plants is an ideal solution to cover up unsightly containers without the hassle of having to repot. These types of cachepots can also allow the indoor or outdoor container gardener to mix and match designs that complement their home, even throughout the seasons. Cachepot plant care alleviates many issues associated with growing potted plants.

What are Cachepots?

Many people are anxious to repot houseplants as soon as they get them home from the store. However, some plants are extremely sensitive, and repotting immediately can disrupt roots and over stress the plant. A better idea is to leave the plant in its original container and use a cachepot. A cachepot is a decorative planter that you can sit your potted plant inside without having

to completely repot the plant.

Benefits to Using Double Pots for Plants

Cachepots are usually pretty and may be simple or elegant. These pots add a finished look to your plant. When you use a cachepot, you do not disrupt the plant roots or create stress for the plant. There is no repotting mess and you can move your plant to a new pot at any time.

There are many different types of cachepots including metal pots, baskets, wooden containers, fiberglass pots, terra cotta pots, and glazed pottery. Any bowl, pot, or container may serve as a cachepot as long as your plant will fit inside.

How to Use a Cachepot

Using a cachepot is as simple as setting your plant down inside the container. Be sure that the container is large enough to easily remove the plant if you need to.

If your cachepot has a drainage hole, you can slip a saucer under the pot to catch the water. Some people dress their plant up even more by adding a layer of Spanish moss to the top of the soil.

Cachepot plant care is easy. It is best to remove your plant before watering and allow the water to drain completely out of the plant before placing it back into the cachepot.

Now that you know how to use a cachepot, why not give it a try so you, too, can enjoy the benefits of this container gardening secret.

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Cachepots are decorative flower pots that are used to cover a plain or unsightly garden or flower pot. They can add color and beauty to flower pots, and be decorative accents in and of themselves.

Today in our continuing discussion of the types of garden pots and containers you’re likely to find at your favorite home and garden store, I’m answering the question, “What is a cachepot?”

Cachepots (pronounced: CASH-pohs) are decorative flower pots or containers. They can be made from any materials, but are likely to be made from glass, ceramic or metal.

The two in the photo above are in my personal collection. The one with green images screen printed on it is made of ceramic, and the white one is pressed hobnail glass. Below is a photo of an African violet in a metal cachepot decorated with screen printing. As you can see, cachepots can be quite beautiful!

An African violet in a metal cachepot.

The trick to using cachepots is to use them as outer sleeves. Think of your cachepot like gift wrap; it’s meant to be decorative rather than functional.

Cachepots typically aren’t used as the primary plant container. That’s because most lack drainage holes. Without drainage holes, water can build up inside the soil and smother your plants. Even a little over watering can rot a plant if the water can’t drain away.

Cachepots also lack any kind of porosity, so air cannot move into the container. Clay or terra cotta pots have the greatest porosity, and allow air and moisture to move between the soil and air and vice versa. Plastic pots have large drainage holes in the bottom and near the sides at the base, which allows water to flow out or back in. Cachepots lack any kind of drainage.

A cachepot or decorative flower pot can be easily swapped if you move a plant from one room to another because your house plant isn’t planted right in the cachepot. The cachepot itself stays clean, and you just slip it off from around the plastic container and pot a new plastic container inside.

So that’s what the funny word, “cachepot” means. It’s a decorative flower pot or container. Choose what you love and display them proudly.

More articles in this series on garden pots and containers:

  • Types of Garden Pots
  • The Benefits of Using Clay Pots

What’s the easiest way to describe the term “cachepot”? Think double potting plants or a pot inside a pot.

One mistake many people make as soon as they bring their new plant home is – repotting houseplants. I haven’t quite figured out why. Maybe it makes them feel good or they think the plant will do better.

Generally, the plants you purchase can stay in their growing pot for a long time.

Small potted multi stem ficus tree placed inside ceramic planter used as a cachepot

Most plants sold come in a plastic or azalea pot. I realize these pots aren’t the most attractive. Sometimes the plant may be a little top heavy and unstable depending on the plant variety.

One way to “spruce up” the plant look – “Double pot” or “Cachepot” your plants. It’s what professional plantscapers do.

Cachepots help separate the growing pot of a moth orchid for example from the pot used to display the plant. More formally a cachepot conceals a flowerpot placed inside an ornamental receptacle.

The pot or container a plant grows directly we call a “grow pot”. The decorative more-attractive container you place the “grow pot” in what we call a cachepot planter.

You’ll find many potential and gorgeous cache pots ceramic designs, along with good, the bad, and the ugly ones. It’s also fun to come up with interesting ideas on how to use unusual items into fabulous, attractive plant holders. But, when and how should you use a cachepot? Read on to find out more.

What Is A Cachepot?

Cachepots (usually pronounced as ‘cash-pohs’) are generally decorative pots for indoor plants, made from different materials such as glass, metal, or ceramic.

These decorative pots for houseplants typically complement the plant since most lack drainage holes.

This means water could accumulate in the soil, which can cause root rot in plants like Ranunculus. A little over-watering could potentially rot the plant, since the water will not drain away.

Moreover, most cachepots lack porosity, so that air can’t move into the container. Terra cotta or clay pots usually have the greatest porosity, allowing air and moisture to permeate through the soil and vice versa.

For plastic pots used outdoors, large drainage holes are placed at the bottom near the sides of the base. These holes allow water to flow out and even back in.

You can easily swap between cachepots or decorative flower pots to move a plant from one room or location to another. Additionally, the pot itself stays clean; you just have to slip it from the previous container onto the new one.

Keeping your plant in the standard-size plastic grow pot is usually your best choice. All you’ll need to do is place the pot and plant inside the larger decorative container.

What are some of the benefits to cachepots or double potting..

  • The aesthetic purchase price – cachepots give the plant a “finished look”
  • Plant and roots are not disturbed
  • Easily replace plants that stopped blooming or you don’t like the look of
  • No repotting and making a mess
  • No heavy pots to move around
  • Pots without drain holes can be used
  • Cachepots can serve as a saucer by holding the excess water that drains out of the grow pot

Cachepot Ideas

Cache pots provide lots of different decorative pot solutions.

Woven baskets: Baskets make great cachepots, they’re usually inexpensive and light in weight. The down side is they rot away quickly after coming in contact with moisture. To prevent the rotting, line the basket insides with plastic before putting in your plant. Also, use a saucer in the bottom for extra moisture protection.

Plastic pots and containers: What they can do with plastic now…Plastic pots come in just about every shape, size, and color you can imagine. Some of them even have self-watering systems built right in.

Glazed ceramic pots: These come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and styles. You can find something to match just about every decor. They’re sturdy but can be very heavy to move around.

Italian terra cotta pots: They can do a lot with plastic but I think the Italian terra cotta pots may have them beat. You’ll find many choices from very ornate designs, fancy ribbed or rolled edges and brushed finishes.

Fiberglass: Tubs or boxes are great for larger plants or group plantings. You’ll see these kind of planter vases used in many of the theme parks. The containers can be fairly large (up to 60 inches) lightweight, but easily roll around on wheels or casters. Use wood and plastic pots the same way.

Metal: You’ll find brass and chrome, some that look like regular pots and others that look like buckets. It really depends on the look you want.

Cement: Unusual designs just like the Italian terra cotta but heavy and need water proofing.

Plants planted directly inside terra cotta and cement pots can stain the outside from the salts and minerals in the soil and water. To keep them looking good use them strictly as cachepots.

TIP: Professional plantscapers paint the inside and bottom terra cotta and cement pots with a coat of waterproof paint or shellac.

The biggest advantage of cachepots – reducing shock to plants by not disturbing the plant and it’s roots. That’s a first big step in being successful with your indoor plants.

Food tins and boxes look incredible. You can easily make gorgeous cachepots from cookie boxes and food tins. Although they may rust when contacting with water, you can line them with plastic bags to make sure moisture doesn’t accumulate around the metal.

Other cache pot ideas include:

  • Decorative plastic pots
  • Hand-painted porcelain
  • Italian terra cotta clay pots
  • Ceramic planters
  • Jardiniere pottery
  • Glazed pottery
  • Fiberglass pots
  • Bonsai pots
  • Wooden containers
  • Bowls
  • Metal
  • Baskets
  • and many other possibilities.

If there’s enough room, placing a plant saucer at the bottom of the metal cachepot can help protect the lower surface from spills.

For cachepots with no drainage holes, or ones you plan on putting on a wooden surface such as the floor or on a table, putting “feet” under them helps prevent moisture from collecting under the pot.

Baskets and Spanish Moss

Generally inexpensive baskets make great cachepots. Line them with plastic to protect the basket, the floor or table surface from spills. Cache pots allow you to create lovely displays like a bromeliad garden by placing several pots in a single large basket.

Spanish moss makes the ideal filler for the spaces between the rims and the pots. The moss makes the basket look like one cohesive planter instead of just a group of pots.

Unique Designs

To make a really unusual cachepot, convert a vintage cradle to display plants. The cradle, probably one which you or your kids slept in as a baby can make a unique display when filled with several smaller potted plants.

Create a Casual Country Look With Old Cans and Buckets

Use old watering cans, buckets, and coffee cans for indoor plants or wine boxes or wooden crates (obviously lined with plastic). You can even convert old suitcases, rubber boots, and trunks into cachepots, and design them in a way that accentuates the look you want to achieve.

Convert large soup tureens, ceramic teapots, and even a colorful modern garbage cans into sleek cachepots.

Where to Look for DIY Cachepot Materials

The internet is a great place to look for different kinds of DIY cache pot ideas you can enhance on your own. Hardware stores also make great places to look, where you can find plastic pots, terra cotta pots and pot liners, buckets, and PVC pipes that all can be converted.

If you will order cachepot online, always check on their shipping and delivery methods. This will ensure that the item will arrive in one piece. Other businesses offer white glove delivery for a price so you my want to consider that as well.

Be sure to also check out flea markets and yard sales as well. You can easily find old pots, buckets, Italian planters, and watering cans.

Keep in mind that at the end of the day, each container will have its pros and cons. However, cachepots will help you create incredible container displays for your plants.

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