10 Large Planters That Won’t Cost You a Small Fortune

updated Mar 18, 2020
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Maybe you’re thinking of adding more plant babies to your home—today is, after all, the first day of spring, and plants certainly bring a bit of life and color to wherever you put them. If you’re anything like me, then the bigger the plant, the better, right? But finding a planter to house something with leaves the size of dinner plates can get pricey fast. But don’t let that stand in the way of securing your dream fiddle leaf fig tree. You can snag a design-forward vessel that won’t cost hundreds of dollars, and we rounded up some relatively affordable yet stylish options to prove it. From mid-century modern to classic traditional and all the quirky silhouettes in between, there’s something here for every big plant lover—and even a few under $75 bargain buys and value sets!

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Bishop Pedestal Planter

Available in three soothing earthy tones, these large indoor/outdoor pots will transform your plant nook with effortless flair. The best part? You can actually use them to house that oversized palm you’ve been meaning to get. And no need to buy a separate stand, since these styles all have a built-in pedestal that props them up a few extra inches off the floor.

Buy: Bishop Pedestal Planters, $129 $96.75 from West Elm

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Lupa Planter

This earthenware planter, available in two varying heights, is a great way to bring a textural element into a monochromatic decor scheme. Its slightly ambiguous, pebbled form makes it an ideal accent piece that can live within a modern, traditional, or eclectic space.

Buy: Lupa Large White Planter, $79.95 from CB2

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Striped Planter

Whether you’re looking to maintain a minimalist vibe or simply want to bring a subtle pattern into your decor scheme, this oversized planter is the way to do it. Hand-painted with a sleek striped detail, this 16-inch wide vessel is the perfect way to make your greens stand out. And yes, the solid wood stand is included in the price.

Buy: Striped Planter, $153.99 $130.00 from All Modern

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Mid-Century Modern Planters

Inspired by the bullet planters of the mid-century modern era, this iron-crafted duo features clean lines and a beige stucco-like texture. The lustrous detailing of the stands adds a pop of interest to the otherwise simple design. You can use the set together as shown or split them up.

Buy: Nabila Mid Century Planters, $105.54 for a set of 2 from Walmart

Rose Planter and Stand

This 10” planter will not only add a subtle splash of color to your space, but its streamlined stand guarantees that it will seamlessly blend into just about any space. Its soft rose coloring makes it an ideal pairing for any vibrant greens, but it’s the perfect size for your favorite taller cactus, as shown here.

Buy: Cecily 10” Planter + Stand, $59 from Urban Outfitters

Dipped Clay Pot

If you’re looking for something a little more unusual, this funnel-shaped planter definitely delivers. Crafted of glazed terracotta and metal, it’s a dynamic find that will add a touch of personality to your home.

Buy: Dipped Clay Pot + Stand, $58 $46.40 from Anthropologie

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Floral Planter

I’m never one to shy away from color, especially when it comes to a garden. This floral planter pot comes complete with a drainage hole and a cheeky, patterned finish that will bring a sunny note to your existing collection of plain terracotta.

Buy: Large Yellow Floral Lily Outdoor Planter, $79.99 from World Market

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Aged Stone Planter

These stone-colored planters run around $90 for two and come with drainage holes and plugs. Available in 24″ and 20″ sizes, they’re perfect for the bigger plants best reserved for a backyard, patio, or balcony. Though one could easily be used indoors to fill an empty corner.

Buy: Aged Stone Planters, $89.99 for a set of 2 from Costco