Good Questions: Source for Small Planting Pots?

Good Questions: Source for Small Planting Pots?

Jun 22, 2006

Hello AT,

I have 15 small house plants and close to 30 succulents in starter pots that I need to re-pot. Do you have any suggestions in finding small, modern-looking houseplant pots? Most of the goods I've seen in the stores seems to be dark and artisan; but I prefer light colors & clean lines. The closest visual example I can think of is the BLADET line at IKEA (see pic).

They have drainage holes (important for succulents) on the bottom of the pots, so I think they can be used for direct planting, not just a decorative holder to hide the green nursery plastic containers. But can you think of any other retailer that carries more selections?

Thanks so much,

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Dear Spiffy,

Since you prefer light colors you'll probably have the biggest range of options if you look for glazed ceramics or pots made from plastic, concrete or fiberglass. Some good online sources to try are Arizona Pottery, which has modern shapes with predrilled holes in lightweight resin and glazed ceramic.

Another good source is, which carries clean-looking pots, also in glazed ceramic.

Also: don't worry about whether the pot comes with drainage holes. Just buy what you like and ask the store if they will drill the holes for you. Many will do this for free.

Any other good modern plant pot sources out there?

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