The 8 Best Indoor Planters of 2019

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Fox & Fern Plant Pot at Amazon

"This fiberglass and clay pot adds a stylish touch to your living room or bedroom decor."

Best with Stand: West Elm Mid-Century Turned Leg Planter at West Elm

"For a mid-century twist, check out this white ceramic planter that comes with a coordinating wooden stand."

Best for Herbs: Cole & Mason Herb Garden Indoor Planter at Wayfair

"Love having fresh herbs in your kitchen for cooking? This self-watering option will keep your basil and cilantro fresh and green."

Best for Walls: Umbra Trigg at Amazon

"For rooms that lack floor and table space, these are the best indoor planters to turn your plants into wall art."

Best Self-Watering: Lechuza Self-Watering Indoor Planter at Amazon

"With a water reservoir and easy-to-read water level indicator, this planter makes sure your plants never go thirsty."

Best for Tall Plants: Pottery Barn Concrete Fluted Planter at Pottery Barn

"Got an oversized plant that's tough to pot? These sturdy picks are the perfect home for indoor trees or shrubs."

Best Hanging: Mkono Ceramic Hanging Planter at Amazon

"Decorate from ceiling to floor with a beautiful hanging indoor planter. This pick comes in two styles to fit your home's decor."

Best Budget: Project 62 Ceramic Planter at Target

"Expand your indoor garden without spending a ton with this minimalist, budget-friendly pot for small or medium plants."

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    Best Overall: Fox & Fern Plant Pot

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     Fox & Fern

    This Fox & Fern Plant Pot stands out for its sleek design and lightweight construction. Even though it looks like stone or ceramic, it's made of fiberglass and clay—which makes it much lighter and easier to move than stone.

    This indoor planter can sit on the floor or tabletop, or up high on a plant stand. Choose from four different neutral colors, including a black and white planter with gold accents or matte white (color selection varies by size). A drain plug offers you the option of sealing the pot or allowing drainage.

    The biggest complaint about this indoor planter is that the wide lip of the pot reduces the diameter. If you’re cutting it close on the size of the pot you’re ordering for your plant, you may want to size up to be on the safe side.

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    Best with Stand: West Elm Mid-Century Turned Leg Planter

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    For a stylish indoor planter on a stand, look no further than this pick from West Elm. The Mid-Century Turned Leg Planter is a timeless design that will fit right into your home and provide a sturdy spot for your plants to flourish. 

    Choose from a wide plant pot with short stand, or a narrow pot on top of a tall stand. Each of the planters is made of smooth, glazed ceramic for a water-resistant and durable pot. The stand is solid wood and features four legs for support. These planters don't have a drain hole; avoid overwatering and consider double-potting or using a drainage medium to reduce the chances of root rot.

    Keep your houseplants green and lively with proper watering from one of these top-rated watering cans.

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    Best for Herbs: Cole & Mason Herb Garden Self-Watering Indoor Planter

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     Cole & Mason

    Always have fresh herbs on hand with the help of an herb planter, like this self-watering option. This planter is specially designed with growing herbs in mind and is constructed of carbon steel with a felt pad for simple self-watering. 

    This indoor planter is covered to reduce evaporation, and the built-in reservoir holds up to 10 ounces of water. The felt pad allows thirsty plants to draw up water as needed, and the set includes four of these pads (which should last you about a year in total). While some people found the planter to be smaller than expected, its compact size could be good for smaller kitchens.

    Interested in reading more reviews? Take a look at our selection of the best herb gardens.

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    Best for Walls: Umbra Trigg

    The best indoor planters are as much a part of your decor as your plants are. This unique plant pot has an eye-catching design that looks great mounted on your wall.

    Best for ferns and succulents, this indoor planter for walls is limited in size—primarily due to its vertical configuration. Wall-mounted pots tend to be better suited for smaller plants with shallow roots. There are no drainage holes, so take that into consideration regarding the type of plant you pot inside and how you carry out your watering routine. 

    These pots are perfect for decorating hallways, bathrooms, kitchens, and other rooms with limited floor or table space. These planters are also available in a smaller size, as well as coordinating tabletop options.

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    Best Self-Watering: Lechuza Classico Self-Watering Indoor Planter

    Self-watering indoor planters minimize the hassle and reduce the chance of error involved in houseplant care. Equipped with a water reservoir and easy-to-read water level indicator, the Lechuza Classico Indoor Planter is a simple way to make sure your plants never go thirsty—without reaching for the watering can on a daily basis. 

    This self-watering plastic pot comes from a German brand well-known for their quality planters. Measuring 21.5 centimeters in diameter (just shy of 8.5 inches), this Lechuza version is good for small to medium houseplants. One satisfied user reports only needing to water her plants every 1 to 3 weeks (depending on the plant) and liked that the water level indicator helped her house sitters keep a better grasp on when to water each plant.  

    Need a little extra help with your indoor gardening? Check out our list of the best grow lights to help your plants flourish.

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    Best for Tall Plants: Pottery Barn Concrete Fluted Planter

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     Pottery Barn

    A sturdy, broad-based pot is the best indoor planter for tall plants. The Pottery Barn Concrete Fluted Planter checks all the boxes, and the large size has a capacity of up to 17.25 gallons for big indoor plants. 

    This indoor planter is constructed of fiber cement. A composite material made up of glass-reinforced concrete, the planter is sturdy but weighs much less than a concrete or clay planter of similar size. All sizes of this style planter include a drain hole and can be used indoors or out, thanks to their waterproof finish. 

    Take a peek at some of the other best outdoor and indoor planters you can buy.

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    Best Hanging: Mkono Ceramic Hanging Planter

    Make the most out of your vertical space with an indoor hanging planter. The Mkono Ceramic Hanging Planter is our top pick for an indoor planter that’s easily suspended from above. This pot includes rope to hang your plants and is available as an 8-inch pot with a simple, modern silhouette or a geometric 9-inch pot. A drainage hole with included rubber stopper makes it easier to ensure that your plants are watered appropriately.

    Hanging planters are a great way to add an indoor planter to your living room, bedroom, or bathroom. Just take note that this version from Mkono is sent with either jute or polyester rope for hanging. Jute rope can’t get wet (from watering or by touching damp soil) or it may wear down over time, so make sure the rope isn't sitting in soil when you're planting.

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    Best Budget: Project 62 Ceramic Planter

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     Project 62

    Just starting out when it comes to indoor plants? You can help your garden get rooted without spending an arm and a leg. The Project 62 Ceramic Planter is a universally appealing indoor planter for small or medium-size plants. It’s available in a 5.5 x 5.5-inch size or a slightly larger 8.3 x 8.1-inch version.  

    Sculpted feet and a modern design help this planter give your home a stylish boost. The base doesn't have a drainage hole, so be careful not to overwater your plant (or play it safe with an artificial plant instead).

Our Process

Our writers spent 3 hours researching the most popular indoor planters on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 19 different indoor planters overall, screened options from 15 different brands and manufacturers, and read over 126 user reviews (both positive and negative). All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.