Pot Size Conversion
Today was one of those days I wish there was something “standardized” about pot sizes. One catalog uses one set of measurements, another catalog uses something else. Stores use inches, nurseries use gallons. Ahhhh.
Trying to figure out pot sizes is often quite a headache. You’ve got some in inches, some in gallons, and yes, even some in fluid ounces; the later we’re still trying to figure out. They do make this confusing, don’t they? There’s a theory going around that this purposely confusing system is a way for the mass market industry to charge more for plants, by container size, not necessarily Plant Size!
So let’s try and break down these various sizes and measurements and set some general “accepted standards” for pot sizes. Please remember these are rough estimates and not a science. Some of the larger sizes especially are prone to variances in height, width, and depth of the pot. We’ve also attached a photograph that we hope will help allow you to visualize the differences.
Today was one of those days I wish there was something ‘standardized’ about pot sizes. One catalog uses one set of measurements, another catalog uses something else. Stores use inches,…
How big is a 12 inch pot?
|Pot Sizes (inches)||Pot Equivalent (U.S. Gallons)||International (Liters)|
|10″ pot||3 gallon||11 L [11.35]|
|12″ pot||5 gallon||15 L [15.14]|
|14″ pot||7 gallon||19 L [18.92]|
|16″ pot||10 gallon||22.5 L [22.71]|
Likewise, people ask, how big is a 12l pot?
|Pot Size||Pot Diameter (Top)||Pot Diameter (Base)|
|25 Litre||38.5 cm||12″|
Likewise, how big is a 10 inch pot? ft. 8.5 inch pot (22 cm) = 2 gallon (7.5L) = 0.3 cu. ft. 10 inch pot (25 cm) = 3 gallon (11L) = 0.46 cu.
Herein, how do you measure pot size?
Pots are usually measured by diameter. So, a 6″ pot will be 6 inches across, measured at the top of the pot. Of course the depth and shape of the pot can make a big difference as well.
Inches to Gallons to Liters to Cubic Feet Pot Sizes (inches) Pot Equivalent (U.S. Gallons) International (Liters) 10′ pot 3 gallon 11 L [11.35] 12′ pot 5 gallon 15 L [15.14] 14′ pot 7 gallon 19 L [18.92] 16′ pot 10 gallon 22.5 L [22.71]