The best plant pots of 2019

28 August 2019

The top plant pots

Plants are an easy and fun way to brighten up your home (and as an added bonus they can also purify the air). Get your hands on some nice plant pots with this round-up of the ones Mumsnetters love

The best plant pots for indoors

Ikea NYPON Plant Pots, from £1

Ikea NYPON Plant Pots, from £1

This set of three from Ikea might look a bit like concrete but are actually made from 70% recycled plastic and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Sitting at just 10cm tall, they’d make a pretty addition to any shelf or windowsill. The chic grey colour will also look great in any room.

“I’d definitely head over to Ikea if you have one nearby. They have lots of lovely plant pots that are very cheap.”

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Macramé Indoor Hanging Pots (pack of four), £12.52

Macramé Indoor Hanging Pots (pack of four), £12.52

A trend within a trend, macramé (hand-weaved rope knotted into decorative pieces) is a fashionable and space-savvy way to hang dainty indoor plants if you're struggling for room. Ok, so this set of four doesn’t come with the pots themselves, but pop any plant pots in them and you're good to go. This set is made from durable cotton which won’t lose its shape, so whichever pots and plants you choose, the macramé will be there to add a touch of boho.

“Try buying some hanging pots for inside, they look really pretty. If you have a curtain rail across the window you could hang some macramé.”

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TK Maxx Champagne Indoor Plant Pot, £3.99

TK Maxx Champagne Indoor Plant Pot, £3.99

For something a bit different, why not take a look at TK Maxx. Mumsnetters say they offer a wide range of options to suit all tastes and budgets, and this pot in a metallic champagne tone is the perfect example. It's ideal for your smaller plants and seedlings at 11×13cm, and will fit snugly on any windowsill or shelf. Plus, it looks far more expensive than it is (yay).

“TK Maxx have a surprisingly lovely choice of interesting pots for indoors.”

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Ceramic Plant Pots with Bamboo Saucers (set of six), £14.99

Ceramic Plant Pots with Bamboo Saucers (set of six), £14.99

If you're looking for some smaller pots for your mini succulents, cacti or herbs, these 6×5.5cm ceramic pots might be just what you need. Available in a range of different colours and patterns, their subtle glazed design brightens up any space. Each pot has a small drain hole at the bottom and comes with a durable bamboo tray for collecting excess water.

“I love succulents – just make sure the pot has good drainage.”

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The best plant pots for your garden

Stewart Terracotta Outdoor Palladian Planter, £8.99

Stewart Terracotta Outdoor Palladian Planter, £8.99

If your garden is lacking on the classic terracotta plant pot front, then why not take a look at this Stewart classic? It’s your traditional patio planter, suitable for larger plants or for growing tall vegetables, and comes in four sizes up to 50cm tall. It comes with drainage holes and, if you’re not a fan of the colour but like the shape and size, it also comes in green, black or grey.

“You can always buy really big terracotta pots for next to nothing. These ones are big enough to plant a small shrub in and look really attractive.”

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Crocus Plant Pot (with wheels), £40.79

Crocus Plant Pot (with wheels), £40.79

These chic contemporary plant pots from Crocus are lightweight and made from high quality ‘unbreakable’ plastic that is both UV- and frost-resistant. They are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, handling temperatures down to an impressive -40 degrees celsius, and measure 40cm. Plus, they won’t fade in sunlight and feature integrated wheels for easy maneuvering – even when they're weighed down with soil.

“I love Crocus plant pots. They are fantastic value for money.”

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Wilko Outdoor Hanging Plant Pots, £5

Wilko Outdoor Hanging Plant Pots, £5

Mumsnetters love Wilko for its affordability and range of options, and at just £5, these hanging pots are no exception. They're a steal and are great for keeping plants healthy thanks to the small reservoir at the bottom of each pot which locks in liquid so you won’t have to water them as frequently. The hooks fit fences that are up to 50mm thick and, since you have three colours to pick from, you can mix and match as much as you like.

“Go to Wilko. They’re excellent for gardening stuff and they sell plenty of cheap plastic pots.”

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Stewart Plastic Outdoor Tub Planter, from £7.98

Stewart Plastic Outdoor Tub Planter, from £7.98

This black plastic Stewart planter is the perfect spot for flowers, vegetables, or even a small tree. It has a 66 litre capacity, is conveniently lightweight and is built to last. It’s a modern take on the old wooden classic – without the faff (or rot).

“Don't discount getting large black plastic planters for outside.”

“Black matt planters are great! They also tend to be much cheaper, more manageable and are definitely much lighter.”

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Wooden Garden Planter, £12

Wooden Garden Planter, £12

This outdoor wooden planter is delivered to you flat-packed but is -mercifully- easy to assemble. Fill it with plants, herbs or flowers and it’ll soon be the talking point of your garden. Measuring 30×30×38cm, one of these is the perfect centrepoint for your garden – or get two and place them on either side of your door to add that extra bit of greenery.

“Look at getting some half barrels or wooden planters for flowers. They are great for ferns as they need moisture and ceramic pots can dry them out really quickly.”

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