How can indoor plants enhance your humble abode? Let us count the ways! Bringing the outdoors in gives any room a natural, organic appeal. A bit of greenery adds a pop of color to an otherwise neutral space, and is often the finishing touch you didn't know you needed. And who can deny the mood boosting powers of your favorite plants?
If you're thinking of placing foliage around your home, you'll need something to put it in. With that said, the look of a houseplant has a lot to do with its pot. Planters come in all shapes, sizes, colors, materials, and price points. And since there are virtually endless options out there, we rounded up the top designs for every budget and taste.
Here, the best planters you can shop today.
Ecopots Round Pot
Not only do they look nice, but Ecopots are made of sustainable materials, a majority of which come from recycled plastic waste found in the ocean. The lightweight, waterproof construction works both indoors and out, offering protection from UV damage and frost.
This affordable little pot comes in five earthy colors, including clay and slate. Each pot comes with a drainage hole in the bottom and a saucer, so you can be sure you aren't overwatering. Ecopots are available in small, medium, and large sizes, so you'll definitely find something that works for your needs.
La Jolíe Muse Plant Pot with Drain Hole
If you're looking for something a little easier on your wallet, check out this planter found on Amazon. Made from a blend of natural stone powder and recycled plastic, it has a pretty speckled finish reminiscent of terrazzo stone. We also like that this round pot has four drainage holes and is designed for indoor or outdoor use, ensuring you'll get plenty of use out of it. It's available in two sizes: 8.6 inches and 14.2 inches.
ferm LIVING Hourglass Planter
Large, high-quality pots can get pricey, but ferm LIVING's Hourglass Planter might be worth the investment. It's a two-in-one planter—flip it in either direction for a smaller or larger pot, depending on the style you're going for and the plant you're working with. This pot has a strong presence no matter which size you get, so it's sure to make a statement in your home.
It feels both contemporary and industrial, thanks to the goblet shape and smooth sheet metal construction. It's finished with an anti-rust coating, so you can use it indoors and out for years to come. Choose between four sizes, but take note that it's only available in black.
WallyGro Eco Vertical Garden Wall Planter
Want to make the most of the vertical space in your home? The Wally Eco Wall Planter might be right up your alley. Made of BPA-free recycled milk jugs, it's good for you, your plants, and the environment. Features include small holes in the front panel that allow the soil to aerate, and a built-in water channel that feeds roots directly and prevents any leaking.
Sold individually or in sets of two, you can easily combine planters to create a gorgeous plant wall. Your purchase comes with everything you need for mounting, including a bracket and hardware, making the entire process surprisingly easy.
Convivial Arched Hanging Planter
What's not to love about this handmade hanging planter? Made of stoneware with a hemp cord, it comes in both 5- and 7-inch sizes, perfect for smaller trailing plants like pothos. Place it in a sunny corner and watch your plant thrive—the cord is 25 inches, but custom options are available if necessary. Just remember to be careful, because it does come with a drainage hole, so you'll need to take it down and water it in the sink.
SETTLEWELL Concrete Bowl Planter
These super cute hand-poured concrete planters have a modern, industrial vibe. They come in three sizes (4, 6, or 9 inches) and a handful of elegant solids and two-tone color options, including dark gray, white, and blush. You can buy them individually or get a few to accent your home—options include lining them up on your windowsill to house your herb collection, or scattering them around wherever you want a little more greenery.
Crate & Barrel Sphere Large Light Grey Indoor/Outdoor Planter
Measuring 24 inches tall and 22 inches wide, this spherical planter from Crate & Barrel has a commanding aura. It's made of a mixture of fiberglass, sand, and cement, so it's sturdy but not as heavy as it looks. All three colors (dark gray, light gray, and white) are modern yet versatile, effortlessly complementing indoor or outdoor spaces. Use it to showcase your tallest plants, like a fiddle leaf fig or a monstera, and remember that the rubber drainage hole stopper gives you flexibility over how you plant.
Joss & Main Sheley Fiberglass Pot Planter
Tall house plants are striking inside (and outside!) the home—but they need tall pots. We recommend this sleek beauty from Joss & Main. It's 42 inches tall and 21 inches wide, offering your fiddle leaf fig, olive tree, or bird of paradise plant plenty of room to thrive. And since it's made of industrial-grade fiberglass, you can place it inside or outside as needed. Choose between four neutral colors and five colors to get the extra-large planter of your dreams.
Peach & Pebble Classic Ceramic Planter & Wood Stand Set
If your interior design style leans modern, you'll appreciate this ceramic planter and wood stand set from Peach & Pebble. Featuring a simple yet eye-catching design, it comes with wood legs that'll fit right in with your mid-century modern sofa. The stand is available in two finishes, and the ceramic planter comes in four show-stopping colors, including brass gold and earthy peach.
Choose from three sizes (10-, 12-, and 15-inches), or get two different ones to pair together and create a cool staggered effect.
Jungalow Kaya 2-Piece Ceramic Bowl Planter
Justina Blakeney does it again. With handmade elegance and pops of vibrant color, this two-piece ceramic planter is everything we adore about boho design. Perching on top of a matching cup, the bowl is 7 inches in diameter and 4 inches tall with a convenient drainage hole on the bottom. It's available in several colors, including four striped options that will add plenty of fun vibes to your houseplants.
Best for Herbs
GardenBasix Elongated Self Watering Planter
If you're considering growing herbs at home, the GardenBasix Self Watering Planter will set you off on the right foot. Measuring 16 inches wide and 5 inches deep, it's the perfect size for your windowsill, countertop, shelf, desktop, or balcony. Plus, you only need to add water once a week, thanks to the handy water-storing design. It has a water level indicator as well, which allows you to check the water level at any time—a lifesaver for rookie herb gardeners.
Overall, we recommend the Ecopots Round Pot (view at Bloomscape), thanks to the sustainable construction, earthy color options, and affordable price. If you're looking for something even more budget-friendly, we recommend the La Jolíe Muse Planter (view at Amazon), which comes in two sizes, has a nice speckled finish, and costs much less than similar options on the market.
What to Look for in a Planter
If you're shopping online for a planter, you'll notice a few different materials come up often. Ceramic and stoneware planters tend to be some of the most common for indoor houseplants—they are finished with a shiny glaze and often come in different colors and patterns, making them the most decorative types of planters. They're also pretty durable, but shouldn't be left outside. Fiberglass planters are lightweight and extremely durable, so they're easy to move around and can be used outdoors. Metal planters are another durable option, but can be heavy depending on the material. Finally, concrete planters are the heaviest option, and are the most suited for outdoor plants.
When it comes to potting your plants, a good rule of thumb is to pick a planter that is 1-2 inches larger than your plant. A planter that's too small will very obviously not fit, but a planter that's too big runs the risk of holding too much water in the soil or taking too long to dry out. As far as height is concerned, your planter should only be an inch or two above the soil line.
Proper drainage is immensely important for your plant's health, which is way most planters come with a drainage hole at the bottom. These holes ensure that your plant isn't sitting in water, which can lead to root rot. Most planters with drainage holes come with a saucer so you don't get water everywhere, but you should still probably water them in the sink to prevent any mess. If you love a planter that doesn't have a drainage hole, you can either put a layer of pebbles on the bottom to act as a "drainage layer", or place it in a coir pot with drainage and then place both in the decorative planter.
Why Trust MyDomaine?
MyDomaine contributor Theresa Holland has several years of experience covering home improvement, décor, and gardening. As an aspiring green thumb, she's invested in several planters over the years and knows how to spot the good ones. To write this list, she considered each planter's construction, price, size, and drainage, as well as recommendations from editors.