Black pots are a good choice for plants for a number of reasons. The black color of the pot attracts and retains sunlight, keeping the soil warm and reducing the chances of the potted plant being damaged by frost. In addition, many black pots are plastic, which means they are both durable and inexpensive--perfect for home gardeners who are on a budget. Finally, black is the perfect backdrop to show off the bright colors of flowers.
Many simple plastic pots come in basic black. Black plastic pots are the most inexpensive pots you can buy, according to Hosco India. Stretch your money further and choose a pot that has a water-catch tray so the pot is not leaking water all over your patio floor or home.
Cement pots are used for more formal landscapes. They are very heavy and can support large plants and even shrubs. Black cement pots are striking when paired with tall, bright green topiary plants. Some are painted black, while others are made with cement that has been dyed black. Look for cement pots that have holes to allow for good drainage. This is essential for the overall health of your plant, according to Ohio State University.
Black wooden pots are a good compromise for home gardeners who don't want a heavy cement pot, but want an upgrade from a plastic pot. Like all pots, wooden pots come in colors other than black. Those that are black have usually been stained or painted black, often to match patio furniture or the wood of a deck or porch. Wooden pots are also a good choice for home gardeners who tend to overwater their plants, as the wood will absorb the water from the soil.