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The 26 Best Pots and Planters on Amazon

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We love plants here at the Strategist. We’ve written about low-light plants, off-the-radar indoor plants, status plants, pet-safe plants and more. (Much more.) The right plant can practically transform an interior space, but not if you leave them in those plastic nursery pots they’re sold in at plant stores — or when they’re shipped to your door through one of the many online plant sellers.

Leaving plants in those plastic pots isn’t necessarily a disaster, but it’s a missed opportunity. A simple ceramic pot can make that big Bird of Paradise or Monstera look less like an impulse purchase on your way out of Ikea, and more like a thoughtful addition to your living room décor. And if you’re nervous about repotting, don’t worry. You can leave your plant in that plastic pot for now. (You’ll need to repot it eventually once it grows enough, but we can worry about that later.) Just get a slightly larger decorative pot and slip the plastic pot inside as a liner. As a bonus, this makes watering even easier because you don’t need to worry about drainage and you can easily do everything in the sink if you want.

If you want to upgrade your indoor greenery, all you need is the right pot or planter. We found some of the best options, all conveniently available on Amazon, for any sort of plant: Trios of tiny pots for windowsill mini-succulent gardens; colorful and patterned containers that work on desktops, coffee tables, and end tables; plant stands for the crown jewel of your plant collection; along with hanging planters, outdoor planters, vases and more.

GeLive Hexagon Rose Gold Succulent Planter, 3-Inches Wide

A hexagonal rose-gold pot may be predictably millennial, but the bold geometric shape should make any succulent pop, and it’s practically asking to be placed on a windowsill where the angled sides can catch the light.

T4U 2.25-inch Ice Cream Plant Pots With Bamboo Trays (Set of 3)

These tiny, marble pots include bamboo trays to capture water and soil leakage. Fill the pastel set with a trio of mini succulents.

T4U Rachel’s Choice 3-inch Ball-Shape Plant Pots With Bamboo Tray (Set of 4)

Sold with their separate bamboo trays, these ceramic mini-pots would be right at home at an all-day café.

Trio of Mini Terrazzo Succulent Pots with Bamboo Trays, 2.4-Inch Diameter

Okay, one more set with bamboo trays, but this time they’re terrazzo pots.

Binwen 6-inch Modern White Ceramic Planter Pot With Drainage Bamboo Tray

Pull together a cluster of succulents in this round planter for an easy and understated centerpiece.

Exquis Home 6.5-inch White Ceramic Plant Containers With Gold and Grey Detailing (Set of 2)

For slightly medium-size plants, like this royal-purple bougainvillea, go with one of these clean-lined ceramic planters with delicate gold accents.

Chive Ceramic Flower and Plant Container With Drainage Hole and Detachable Saucer (White, Large)

A playful scalloped-edge keeps this bright white pot from feeling plain. It’s the perfect blank canvas for displaying a favorite plant.

Natural Terracotta Planters with Individual Trays (Set of 2)

We also love the simplicity of these minimalist terracotta pots. They’re about 5-inches wide, and since terracotta is naturally porous and breathable, they would make a nice home for a small-ish snake plant or ZZ plant (or really any plant that likes to dry out completely before being re-watered).

Better-Way High Waist Planter — 5.7-inch, Gray

This simple, wide-mouth planter certainly works as a vase too, but it would be perfect for a colorful, flowering plant like an anthurium or a bromeliad. It’s also a nice choice if you’re gifting a plant and want to pot it on your own to save the recipient some trouble.

Grandma Smiley’s Large Decorative Galvanized Bronze Metal Planter Pail

Plant some mellow-smelling lavender in this bronze planter and put it near the bathtub for a spa-like experience, or on your nightstand, since science suggests that it may help you sleep.

Peach & Pebble Pink Terrazzo Planter, 6-Inch Diameter

Another terrazzo option, we know, we know. But this one is pink. And at 6-inches wide, it would be perfect for showing off a small ZZ plant on a tabletop or desk.

LoveBoutique Ceramic Flower Plant Pot, Size 4-inch, 6-inch and 7-inch — Modern (Set of 3)

Display all three of these white-and-black vases on a windowsill together, or scatter them throughout a room or apartment for a unifying theme.

Rivet Modern Geometric Ceramic Planter

The muted rose color and textured geometric print give this planter an almost-handmade look.

Bloomingville Scalloped Round Ceramic Flower Pot, Sky Blue

This vintage-style planter looks like something you’d find at a yard sale. In a good way.

Rivet Westline Modern Hand Painted Stoneware Pot

This stoneware pot is about 8-inches wide, so it’s big enough to hold a standard-sized plant in a 6-inch nursery pot, but not so big that it still has a relatively small footprint. It make for a nice accent on a desk or end table, and the hand-painted bands of color are a fun and subtle touch.

Mkono Macrame Ceramic Hanging Planter Small

Ceramic meets macramé in this quintessentially boho minimalist planter.

Mkono Macrame Jute Rope Plant Hanger with Beads

Another plant hanger from Mkono. This one, made from jute rope with wooden beads, has more of a hippie feel. Swap in any pot to customize the look.

Teak & Tides Genuine-Leather Plant Hanger

This leather plant hanger was one of the top picks in our article on how to hang plants. Do note that the only things for sale here are the genuine leather plant-hanging straps — the pot is not included. The company says the straps “comfortably fit” pots ranging from 4 to 12 inches, so this should work with pretty much anything.

Peach & Pebble Modern Terracotta Planter

A simple, clean, modern planter in a Yeezy Season 2–approved nude color palette.

Peach & Pebble Wood Plant Stand with 9-Inch Ceramic Planter

A mid-century modern living room deserves a mid-century modern planter. This freestanding wood stand comes with its own 11-inch planter, so you don’t need to worry about whether or not it will fit. This would be a great choice for showcasing any sort of statement floor plant like a fiddle-leaf fig or a monstera.

Rivet Mid-Century Ceramic Planter with Iron Stand

Another nice planter/stand combo that comes in a few different colors and sizes. This pinkish-red option has a Southwestern feel and would be a good home for desert-dwelling cacti and succulents.

Mkono Jute Plant Basket, 12-Inches Wide

On the softer side of the style spectrum, try this large woven basket with a large cactus or palm. You can use a simple plastic pot as a liner since no one will see it.

Ivolador Desktop Glass Bulb Vase with Solid Wooden Stand

If you’re into propagating cuttings, this glass bulb vase — combined with the included wooden stand — would make for a nice propagation station. It could also double as a bud vase.

Cyan Design Rogue Vase Planter

This vase, with its turquoise-swirled glass and golden flecks, is worth displaying on its own — or maybe with a hydrangea shrub in a complimentary shade of blue.

Novelty Round Glazetone Planter, 16-Inch, Mocha

An outdoor option, this large planter has rubber feet to prevent staining surfaces such as porches or patios, and a removable drain plug for excess water. It also has a sort of (maybe unintentional?) splatterware design.

Behrens Galvanized Steel Round Tub, 5-Gallons, 15-Inch Diameter

This large galvanized steel tub will have no trouble standing up to the elements outdoors, and it’s an inexpensive option for creating a small and contained raised bed for growing herbs or cherry tomatoes.

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