Indoor plants will instantly add some green to your living space, bringing the outside in and touching base with nature. And when it comes to plant pots to keep them in, there are plenty to choose from.
Whether you’ve got miniature succulents, an elegant peace lily, cascading plants to overflow a wooden planter with its leaves or suspend vines from your ceiling, there’s a plant pot to house different species, including foolproof houseplants.
We’ve curated a list of some of the best indoor plant pots to help you decide which is best for your space, and have also included some useful advice on how to plant indoor plants in large pots.
If you're environmentally aware, you might be interested in our list of some of the best eco-plant pots. For anyone who likes being surrounded by plants and fresh flowers but wants less of the hassle, we've also found some great gardening subscription boxes in the UK. Like many of the pots below, these boxes could make ideal gardening gift ideas. And be sure to read our guide on how to tackle house plant flies to keep your plants in optimum condition.
The best indoor plant pots in 2023
From woven baskets and up-cycled coffee sacks, to hanging pots and glass cacti and succulent terrariums, browse our selection of indoor decorative plant pots for your home, below.
Patch Clay Hanging Pot
Opting for a hanging pot is a simple way to save surface space or add a new dimension to your plant displays. These pots are made from durable fibre clay and come in two sizes, in a choice of light or dark shades of grey. As it's suspended with rope, dangling plants like Epipremnum aureum (Devil’s Ivy) work particularly well in this style of pot.
Buy Patch Clay Hanging Pot from Patch Plants
Raja Black & Natural Seagrass Belly Basket
This multi-functional basket looks great filled with a leafy green plant (just keep it in its pot when you pop it in). The basket is made from natural seagrass and, being handmade, each one is unique. It’s available in three sizes and has handles to help you manoeuvre it into the perfect spot.
Buy Raja Black & Natural Seagrass Belly Basket from The Basket Company
The Fellie Glass Pentagon Open Geometric Terrarium
This open glass terrarium is an ideal way to show off your indoor plants. The modern, geometric design is a stylish choice and can happily house fern, moss, succulents and cacti. The edging is available in black (pictured), gold copper and silver and also doubles as a candle or tea-light holder.
Buy The Fellie Glass Pentagon Open Geometric Terrarium on Amazon
Set of Three Woven Plant Pots
These three baskets are woven by hand from braided Jute rope. There’s also an inner PVC liner to prevent any leaks. The plant pots come in three sizes so you can group them together or display them in separate rooms. The smallest one would particularly suit a miniature succulent.
Buy Set of Three Woven Plant Pots from Garden Trading
Satsumas Plant Stand with Five Plant Pots
Another novel option: this IKEA ladder style plant stand supports five pots. You can fill each one with a different houseplant or include other objects, so the structure doubles up as storage. The vertical stand is also a space-saving solution, as you can display plants without using up limited floor or counter space.
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Buy Satsumas Plant Stand from IKEA
This large cachepot is made from metal with an all-over hammered effect for a unique texture. It’s available in a stylish copper finish (as pictured) as well as in gold, depending on what works best for your home décor. A true statement piece.
Buy Metal Cachepot from Wayfair
Upcycled coffee sack plant pot covers
These planters are made from recycled coffee sacks, meaning they’re both eco-friendly and bang on the upcycling trend. Each design is handmade and lined with recycled plastic that is water-resistant.
Buy Upcycled coffee sack plant pot covers from Etsy
Cristina Oval Pedestal Plant Stand
This elongated oval plant stand will house a selection of plants and create an elegant display. The metal planter is powder-coated making it easy to clean and last longer, and its adjustable design allows for low or high display heights to suit your needs.
Buy Cristina Oval Pedestal Plant Stand from Wayfair
How to plant indoor plants in large pots?
When it comes to potting your indoor plants into large pots, there are several things to consider in order for your plant to have ample space and thrive. Here’s a handy guide on how to do it like a pro:
- Choose the right pot: First things first, make sure you choose a large pot that has drainage holes on the bottom to avoid your plant becoming waterlogged.
- Layer up: If your pot does not have a drainage hole, layer the bottom with gravel or small rocks. This will prevent the soil from compacting and improve water drainage.
- Potting mix: Next up, ensure you have fresh soil to add to the large pot. Use high-quality potting mix designed for your specific plant types - this will add the nutrients your plant needs.
- Add your plant: Position your plant in the centre of the large pot and add more potting mix around it to secure it in, evening it out for a flat surface. Make sure to leave about an inch of space at the top for watering.
- Watering: After planting into its new pot, give your plant a good soak and water as required.
This product guide was last updated in September 2023. We apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.