Eighteen functional, versatile planters for your indoor garden

Including tabletop, hanging and floor options

By Truc Nguyen

Whether you’re getting ready to move outdoor plants inside for the winter or just looking to add some new garden greenery to your space for the grey months ahead, having the right indoor planters on hand is key. Here, find options that will fit your decor, offer drainage and are the correct size for your houseplant.

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Geometric patterned planter
Miniature indoor planters from Etsy

Made in Canada using biodegradable plastic, this miniature 3D-printed planter has a distinctive angular look. It’s available in multiple neutral colours, with or without a drainage hole.


Roma pot
Indoor Roma planter from Capra Designs

The Roma planter from Capra Designs is stylish and sculptural enough to double as a vase. This medium-size pot is

over 20 centimetres wide and almost as tall, and it’s designed with drainage. $110. 
Spun metal tabletop planters
Spun Metal Tabletop indoor planters from West Elm
Available in two sizes, these modern aluminum and stainless steel tabletop planters can be displayed with or without the matching stands. Plus, they’re made in a Fair Trade Certified facility in India. From $59 each. 
Ceramic plant pot set
Yelloya ceramic pots from Amazon
This pair of anything-but-basic ceramic planters is available in three colours: pottery red, light green and white. The set comes with one small and one medium pot, both with a drainage net and removable plug. $36 for a set of two.
Story planter
Design Within Reach Story planter
Design Within Reach’s metal Story Planter is designed to showcase multiple plants in a compact space, but it can also be used for indoor storage. If you have more than five plants to display, there’s also a nine-bowl configuration available. $560. 
Tuva black planter
Tuva black cement indoor and outdoor planter from Article
Article’s sturdy indoor-outdoor Tuva planter weighs a hefty six kilograms and is made with a concrete-stone composite material. The planter is shown here with a stand, which can be purchased separately. $139.
Ivory bungalow planter
Pottery Barn Bungalow stoneware planter
Looking for a large floor planter for your favourite cactus or growing fiddle-leaf fig? The larger size of this Pottery Barn Bungalow stoneware planter is over 45 centimetres wide, and it comes with a wood stand. From $212 each.
Julia Berolzheimer woven planter
Julia Berolzheimer Woven Planter from Pottery Barn
For a plant that you may want to bring outdoors in the summer months, this indoor-outdoor rattan-esque planter is the perfect home. It’s available in three sizes as part of Pottery Barn’s collaboration with design influencer Julia Berolzheimer. From $183 each. 
Glencoe reversible black metal planter
Glencoe Small Reversible Black Metal Planter from Crate and Barrel
Available exclusively at Crate and Barrel, this minimalist metal planter can be flipped depending on the size of the plant and your desired look. It comes with a drainage hole and can be used outdoors as well as in sheltered spaces like covered balconies or patios. From $199.
Veradek mason planter
Veradek Mason Series Demi six-inch planter from Amazon
This 15-centimetre indoor-outdoor planter is made in Canada. It comes with an attached tray and drainage hole, and the concrete-and-plastic material is designed to be weather and scratch resistant. $34.
Make Good self-watering wall planters
Make Good Virgo Self-Watering Wall Planters from Amazon
Sold in a pack of six, these self-watering planters are designed for wall placement. You’ll have to be willing to stick some nails into your wall, but they’re meant to be easy to install and are highly rated. $55 for six. 
Melphoe self-watering hanging planters
Melphoe Two Pack Self Watering Hanging Planters from Amazon
These sixteen-and-a-half-centimetre-wide pots can be hung indoors or out, or used on a countertop with the hanging chains removed. They’re self-watering, and transparent PET plastic makes it easy to see when water levels are low. $25 for two.
Adobe rattan hanging planters
Adobe Rattan Hanging Planters from West Elm
West Elm’s rattan planters are a beautiful way to display plants that are currently sitting in generic nursery pots. They’re designed to be hung from the ceiling and come with hanging hardware. $149 for a set of two.
Terra hanging planter
Terra Hanging Planter from Jomo Studio
This ribbed medium-size terracotta planter can be hung or placed on a countertop, and the black metal frame is removable. There’s no drainage hole, but it can be used with a plant that’s already in a nursery pot. $60.
Äppelros hanging planter
ÄPPELROS Hanging indoor/outdoor planter from Ikea
Ikea’s indoor-outdoor hanging planter is made with steel and galvanized steel. At about 28 centimetres wide, it’s available in three colours. $10. 
Abbott Collection woman head planter
Abbott Collection Home Small Woman Head Planter from Amazon
Gifting a plant to a friend? Deliver it in this fun sculptural planter, which is made of cement and can also be used outdoors in above-freezing weather. $36.
Cactus ceramic pot
Cactus Ceramic Pots from Sheridan Nurseries
These colourful saguaro-shaped vessels are ideal for planting succulents or cacti. Available in three colours, they’re each about 15 centimetres wide. $33 each. 
Ceramic pig pot
Ceramic Animal Pot (pig) from Chive
Perfect for your WFH desk or as a gift, this charming pig-shaped pot can hold smaller succulents and herbs. It’s made with glazed ceramic and stands roughly eight centimetres tall. $18.


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