What is the name for indoor plant container
If you mean the outer pot, without holes, for the plant pot to stand in, the only name I know is cache-pot from the French.
12 Aug, 2011
I tend to call them a jardiniere but cache-pot is probably more accurate. If I can't remember the word it becomes a 'gus-under'!
Us older folk would be surprised to find a plant growing in a gus under - though I did once see an aspidistra growing in one - very pretty too, with roses on it! (For all you young folk, it was a chamberpot0
Jardiniere the Victorians loved them.
But jardiniere refers to a pot sitting on top of a pedestal, with a plant pot inside, not just an outer pot.
I just call them ceramic pot covers!
No, she's quite right. Those Victorian things with frilly edges and flowers on.
I reckon cache pot is the Sunday name but most people don't use it.
Bamboo is quite correct. A jardiniere is a stone garden vase with a plant in it. It is a French word that is now misuesed in the English speaking world.
13 Aug, 2011
Jardiniere is now an accept word in the Oxford English dictionary - 'an ornamental pot or stand for displaying plants'. Cache isnt.
I never use either term anyway - jardiniere to me definitely means its got a matching stand, and cache pot is too fancy, so I just usually say an 'outer' pot or container. Strange that we haven't created our own word to describe them specifically - maybe we should invent one! As for your 'semantics' Drc, I can hurl that back at you - I only describe what the word means to me, and others generally.
I have only one indoor plant in a ceramic pot and call it a 'plant pot' Bamboo
Me too,Denise :o)
Hee hee, pretty simple then - but I call the plastic pots with drainage holes the plant's actually planted in that as well. It is odd though that we don't have a commonly known name for them, don't you think?
14 Aug, 2011
You are right Bamboo plant pot seems to cover everything here.
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