, flower pot
, or plant pot
is a container in which flowers
and other plants
are cultivated and displayed. Historically, and still to a significant extent today, they are made from terracotta
. Flowerpots are now often made from plastic
, or sometimes biodegradable
material. An example of biodegradable pots are the so-called "Jiffy"
pots. Often there are holes in the bottom, to allow excess water
to flow out, sometimes to a saucer
that is placed under the flowerpot. The plant can use this water with its roots
, as needed. Recently, some flowerpots have been made with an automatic watering system, using a reservoir.