Containers forum→What is a "tall container" good for?

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lameri
Apr 16, 2021 1:39 AM CST
I have a ceramic container that is 2 feet tall but only about 1 feet in diameter and I have no idea what to use it for. Any recommendations? Can you put a mandarin tree in it? Something else that needs long roots but won't grow unwieldy?
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purpleinopp
Apr 16, 2021 7:45 AM CST
Most woody entities make deep roots. Any that do should love this, like a Dracaena, Schefflera, false Aralia, Gardenia. Probably mandarin as well but not something I'm qualified to suggest.

A pot that shape will be more likely to tip-over if outside when windy.

But if it does not have a hole in the bottom for excess water to drain out, it might be best used as a cache pot. If it is difficult to find a pot that fits in without falling in too far, you can put some rocks or bricks in there until the inner pot rests at the desired level.
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gardenersdetective
Apr 17, 2021 3:47 PM CST
Bromeliads in tall containers

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Northern California (Zone 10a)
lameri
Apr 28, 2021 8:28 PM CST
Thank you very much for the ideas and the pictures :)
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Peggy8b
May 25, 2021 10:32 AM CST
I moved two 2½' tall containers down to our rural cabin property to flank the steps. It's a simple cabin with simple wood porch and steps and I thought they might make a statement. I thought they might decorate the entrance a bit. I would also recommend such tall pots for any plants that have a big tap/main root and not so many feeder roots (like a Ming Aralia).
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Turbosaurus
May 26, 2021 4:10 AM CST
ohh ohh, I know this answer.
Giant canna..
they love to have wet feet, so the deep narrow pot is ideal. They get 4-6 ft tall and will Balance the height of the pot.

I love bromileads, I have a bunch of multigenerational plants. They are beautiful, but they are epiphytes...
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Name: Paula Benyei
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Turbosaurus
May 26, 2021 4:23 AM CST
A traditional tall Sanseveria (snake plant/mother in law's tongue)would also look great
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May 26, 2021 4:27 AM CST

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Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
May 26, 2021 4:40 AM CST
My pot is only 12" tall, but heres mine indoors in NY zone 6
I think it would do very nicely
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SoCalGardenNut
May 26, 2021 6:14 PM CST
You can grow tree peonies.
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