As this plant grows it should be put in a pot at least 1/3 of the plants size, or desired size, i.e. a 2 ft. wide pot for a 6ft. plant. The rule is, the bigger the better, the larger the pot the bigger the tree will be. I recommend a square or cylindrical shaped pot as the top of the plant can get quite large and if the bottom of the pot is too narrow it will tend to tip or blow over too easily.