Clear basket liners are essential for protecting baskets and floors from water and soil spills from your houseplants. Using baskets to store your indoor plants is a huge trend and a great way to make your home stand out. However, it’s important to make sure you choose the right basket liners for the job. In this article, we’ll discuss basket liner sizing.
Why Use Baskets for Your Indoor Plants?
Before we talk about clear basket liners, let’s talk about why you might need them. Using baskets as cachepots (decorative plant pots without drainage holes) to store your plants allows you to get a distinct look for your home. Baskets can add texture in ways that most clay and ceramic plant pots cannot, and they come in all shapes and sizes to accommodate your plants.
What are Clear Basket Liners?
Clear basket liners are designed to add a layer of protection between the basket and your plants. This is critical, as plants in nursery pots tend to leak water and soil from the bottom when watered. In fact, this is necessary for plant health, as good drainage helps prevent overwatering and also flushes out salts and waste that can make your plant unhealthy. You insert plastic basket liners into the interior of the basket so they’re hidden from view and can properly protect your basket and surrounding furniture and floors.
In this way, they act really similarly to plant saucers, which catch drainage water from pots with drainage holes. The primary difference is plant saucers generally go on the outside of the plant pot. They also tend to be shallower than basket liners.
When placing a houseplant in a basket, you will have your basket with a clear basket liner inside. Then, you’ll place the plant, usually in a nursery pot, inside the basket liner. This way, you get plenty of protection while still using a decorative basket as a statement piece for your home’s plants.
Sizing Clear Basket Liners
Our Clear Basket Liners come in a variety of sizes so you can choose the one that best fits your needs. We offer basket liners ranging in sizes from 4 inches to 16 inches in diameter, in shallow, medium and deep configurations, giving you an array of different size and height options. Additionally, we also offer oval and rectangular shaped basket liners to suit a variety of needs.
One thing to note is that you want your basket liner to fit into the basket with a little bit of room so you can easily pull it out of the basket to remove excess water. You also want the liner to be big enough that you can do the same thing with the nursery pot. A good rule of thumb is to have about an inch in diameter between the basket and the basket liner and between the basket liner and the nursery pot for easy removal.
When measuring for a clear basket liner, you’ll need to measure the diameter bottom of the basket. Take your ruler and measure from one side of the bottom to the other, ensuring that the ruler goes directly through the center of the basket. This will help ensure that you choose the right diameter size for your basket liner.
You’ll also need to measure the height of the basket to ensure that you choose the right depth of basket liner. To do this, measure from the base of your basket to the very top. You’ll want to choose a liner that is slightly shorter than your basket to avoid it peeking out at the top.
If you have an oval or square basket, you will need to measure the length, width, and depth of your basket to help you choose the right basket liner size.
Why Choose Curtis Wagner Plastics?
For quality lawn and garden plastic products, Curtis Wagner Plastics is the number one recommended choice. We are proud to manufacture all of our products in the U.S.A. We use superior, high-quality materials to ensure durability and longevity for all of our products. Whether you need Clear Basket Liners, Plant Saucers, or Hanging Basket Drip Pans, our solutions help you grow healthy plants and protect your home from damage. Browse our catalogs online now and call us at (713) 937-3784 to place a wholesale order.