Last week when I was shopping at my local Walmart store, I was browsing through their home and garden section, and they had replaced all of their summer plants with indoor plants. This is the first time I recall my local Walmart selling house plants, but they had a wide selection of them in a six inch pot for only five dollars! I figured even if it only lasted a few months, it would be worth the price.
The Dieffenbachia plant that I purchased came in a plastic container, and I wanted a more decorative pot to transplant this into. This time of the year, in Alaska, it can be hard to find planters, but my local Fred Meyer store had a nice selection from which to choose. One brand kept speaking to me, and that is the Scheurich brand. I had never heard of Scheurich before, and the tag states that they are made in Germany, but these are something special!
There were a few different styles to choose from, but the one that I fell in love with was the Scheurich Melange Organic Flower Pot. I had a small measuring tape with me and was confident the pot I liked would be large enough to hold my Dieffenbachia.
The Scheurich Melange Organic Flower Pot is very unique! It measured 4 1/2″ in height, and was almost 6 inches in diameter. This is a thick ceramic like pot, with a 6 inch base that mimics the top, but there is a gentle hourglass shape to the product that is graceful and elegant.
Scheurich uses environmentally responsible technology to make their products, and this comes through in their choice of colors. Available are “Cream”, “Panna”, “Muscat” and “Grey”, which (as Scheurich states) are colors found in nature. The one I love, the Melange, is part of their “Organic” range. The top third of the pot is a brownish nutmeg color, and the bottom two thirds are ridged, or as Scheurich refers to as a “Rippled” look.
This rippled section starts to implement the sage green colors, as well as some grays, and light and dark nutmeg colors. I have one wall in my kitchen that is painted sage green, and I picked up an extra paint chip from Sherwin Williams, and I keep this in my purse so I can buy accessories that will match my kitchen colors. This Scheurich Melange Organic Flower Pot matches my sage green wall perfectly!!
Many of the ceramic pots that I looked at didn’t have completely smooth surfaces, and most of them were also very shiny or glossy. The Scheurich Melange Organic Flower Pots almost had a matte look to them, which I found very sophisticated and elegant. There is no drain holes in the bottom of this pot, but Scheurich did have one version with a hole in the bottom, as well as an attached water tray. These didn’t appeal to me nearly as much, so I simply place a few small rocks in the bottom of my pot to help drain and keep the soil out of the water.
This Scheurich flower pot was well worth the cost of $10.00, I love it!