These baskets are great for epiphytic plants. These are very sturdy and resistant to breaking down in the sun. They can be re-used and re-used! The open pattern allows the roots to go where they please and allows the inflorescences of plants that bloom out the bottom of the basket (like Dracula and Stanhopea) to get through unimpeded. Coming in a range from 1 1/2" to 11" they can be used for a wide range of plants. We have had great luck using them for all sorts of plants!