Time spent outdoors can do wonders for your wellbeing, but it's not always possible to fit a casual stroll into a busy day. A convenient way of bringing nature into your home is to fill pots with houseplants. Nowadays, indoor pots come in various shapes, sizes and colours, plus they're made from a range of materials including glass, metal and glazed ceramics.
To help you choose a suitable, we've prepared this detailed guide where we'll run through everything you need to know and show you where to buy the best indoor plant pots. We'll share our favourites that you can order right now from stores like Amazon, John Lewis, Argos and ASOS, from cheap and cheerful quirky designs to chic styles that'll suit a minimalist home.
For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:
For a more in-depth look at the comprehensive top 10 selection, make sure to read on to learn more about the different types of indoor plant pots available and understand how our ranking was determined.
Orchid and Bonsai Self Watering Pot
Decorative Ceramic Large Planter Set
Double Hanging Planter
Mandala Patterned Ceramic Pots
Bamboo Indoor Planter
Kensington Round Indoor Planter Stand
Multi-Coloured Moroccan Tile Pots
Giraffe Plant Pot
Keep Your Plants Watered With Minimal Effort
Mix and Match This Cosy Pair of Pots
A Double Planter That Doesn't Take up Space
Brighten Up Your Home With This Colourful Set
A Handmade Pot in a Scandi Style
A Contemporary Twist on a Classic Design
A Cheerful Trio of Moroccan-Inspired Pots
A Metallic Planter With Timeless Appeal
A Medium-Sized Minimalist Design
A Quirky Giraffe Planter at an Affordable Price
|Dimensions||H21 x D15 cm||H18 x W18 x D21 cm||H63 x W18 x D18 cm||H7 x W7 x D6.5 cm||H20 x D23 cm||H42 x D20 cm||H22 x D22 cm||H18 x W20 x D20 cm||H15.5 x D14 cm||H16 x W18 x D18.5 cm|
|Style||Contemporary||Contemporary||Contemporary||Traditional mandala patterns||Scandi||Contemporary||Traditional mandala patterns||Traditional||Antique||Humorous|
We all know that time spent in nature is good for the mind, body and spirit but sadly there's significantly less space for plants in our homes than in the great outdoors! Luckily, lovely little plants such as succulents and cacti can brighten up indoor spaces and lift your mood. It doesn't matter if you don't have much space as these plants fit in small pots that can be positioned anywhere from a shelf to the top of your desk.
On the other hand, you might have space in your home for something larger. If so, you might want to go for something more extravagant like a bonsai plant or an orchid. Large plant pots will not only house bigger plants, but they also work as statement pieces in a way that smaller pots don't.
If a single plant can lift your mood, several will really put a smile on your face! Naturally, if you buy multiple plants for your home then you'll need more than one pot. While you can buy pots separately, you can also opt for a multipack containing 2, 3 or even as many as 6 pots.
Multipacks are typically more affordable, with each pot costing significantly less than it would if purchased alone. Pots that come in a set are also more likely to share a similar design, which means they'll complement each other if placed in close proximity!
Don't be fooled by the fancy name — free-standing plant pots are simply those that don't require anything else to help support them. They're the classic kind of plant pot that you can place on any flat surface, whether it be a shelf, a desk or on the floor.
Alternatively, you might prefer a hanging plant pot. As the name suggests, a hook fixed into the wall suspends these plant pots and allows them to hang freely. The main benefit of a hanging plant pot is that it takes up no floor space whatsoever, making it an excellent choice for minimalist homes or rooms with limited space.
Lastly, it's time to decide on a pot design. A straightforward way to ensure that you love your new plant pot is to pick one with a style that makes you smile. A humorous design like an animal head is bound to cheer you up, as will something brightly-coloured.
On the other hand, you might be seeking something that complements your home. A rustic stone pot will suit a traditional décor, while a pot made from metal or bamboo will look chic in a contemporary-style home.
This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.
|Dimensions||H21 x D15 cm|
|Dimensions||H18 x W18 x D21 cm|
|Dimensions||H63 x W18 x D18 cm|
Set of 6
|Dimensions||H7 x W7 x D6.5 cm|
|Style||Traditional mandala patterns|
|Dimensions||H20 x D23 cm|
|Dimensions||H42 x D20 cm|
Set of 3
|Dimensions||H22 x D22 cm|
|Style||Traditional mandala patterns|
|Dimensions||H18 x W20 x D20 cm|
|Dimensions||H15.5 x D14 cm|
|Dimensions||H16 x W18 x D18.5 cm|
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