Every time I get a plant, I neglect to budget for the planter. Overwhelmed and annoyed by the high price of so many stylish planters, I end up potting my new plant in standard terracotta. It gets the job done. But it doesn’t add much visual interest to my home. To help us all out, I’ve found a few stylish yet inexpensive planters for $30 or less.
The pots below are a mix of those with and without drainage holes. For those without holes, Susan Spanger, professional gardener and floral designer of Bloomful Floral Design, says to keep the plant in the plastic grow pot it comes in and just drop that into the decorative planter. For pots with proper drainage, be sure to select the proper soil. (Spanger likes a coarse-fibered peat moss blended with perlite), inspect and loosen the roots, and then place it in its new home.
“Once it’s correctly positioned in the pot, gently place soil around and over the roots, giving them the ability to move and grow,” says Spanger. Lightly water it and then don’t water it again for a week to give it time to adjust.
To make your plant collection look even more gorgeous, shop the $30 and under planters below.
Stylish planters under $30
This ceramic planter is coated in a reactive glaze, making the brown and white pigments swirl into a dreamy haze. It’s 5.51 inches wide, 5.5 inches tall, and complete with a drainage hole and tray.
Shop now: Brown and White Reactive Glaze Planter With Tray, $13
Geometric shapes add visual interest to this ceramic planter while the cream color keeps it subtle. It’s 10 inches tall, 10 inches wide, and complete with a drainage hole and tray.
Shop now: Trendspot Dia Ivory Rivage Ceramic Planter, $30
This handmade planter perfect to elevate small plants like the pictured string of pearls or a baby succulent. It also comes in terracotta, white, tan, and beige. It’s 3 inches wide, 4 inches tall, and complete with three drainage holes.
Shop now: Plantashop Modern Female Body Planter Pot, $25
Add a subtle touch of color to your space with this hand-glazed ceramic planter. It’s 12 inches wide, 10.5 inches tall, and complete with a drainage hole and saucer.
Shop now: Trendspot 12 in. Dia Multi-Color Bella Ceramic Planter, $30
Give your plant some added height with this wood and metal planter. It’s 9 inches wide, 16 inches tall, and 8 inches deep. It does not have a drainage hole, so just keep your plant in the plastic grower’s pot and place it inside.
Shop now: Handcrafted Wood and Metal Planter on Stand, $30
6. La Jolie Muse Ceramic Planters, $30
The concave dot pattern on this set of ivory planters make them great for adding texture to your space. The lager one is 7.6 inches wide and 5.7 inches tall. The small one is 5.5 inches wide and 5 inches tall. Both have a drainage hole.
Shop now: La Jolie Muse Ceramic Planters, $30
Keep it simple with this large matte white ceramic planter. It’s 13 inches wide, 11.25 inches tall, and has drainage holes.
Shop now: Trendspot Matte White Cylinder Ceramic Planter, $30
This Japandi (Japanese-meets-Scandanavian) style planter is made from a blend of bioplastic made from corn and recycled wood fibers, making it 100 percent biodegradable. Keep in mind that it’s very tiny—the inner measurements are 2 inches wide by 2 inches tall, so reserve it for a small plant. It can be made with or without a drainage hole.
Shop now: Minimum Design Indoor Planter, $20
This adorable matte peach planter set stands out with little feet and rainbow imprints. The large planter is 6 inches wide and 5 inches tall. The small is 5 inches wide and 4.25 inches tall. They do not have drainage holes.
Shop now: Flora Bunda Rainbow Ceramic Footed Planter, $24
This handcrafted ceramic planter has a dark turquoise color and wooden stand, adding depth to your plants. The pot is 6.7 inches wide and 6.1 inches tall and does not have a drainage hole. The stand is 6.7 inches wide and 6.3 inches tall.
Shop now: Dark Turquoise Ceramic Planter With Wood Stand, $25
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