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Best Indoor Flower Pot


You don’t always have to go outdoors to enjoy nature’s greenery. Indoor plants are a great way to enhance your home and boost your mood. Housing them in the right flower pot can ensure their longevity and accentuate your decor. So, as you build your nursery, check out our favorite indoor flower pots. 

This planter set is available in four neutral shades, and each pot includes a matching tray. Planter sizes vary from 4.5 to 7 inches.

Each of these indoor pots has a drainage hole and comes with a matching tray. They’re a great fit for your desk or table.

This two-pack indoor flower pot set features gold and gray detailing. Choose from medium or large sets. Both planters include different shapes to create a fun design. They’re ideal for flowers, herbs and non-flowering plants.

This lacquered indoor pot is made from UV stable plastic for added durability.

Complete with drainage holes and a matching tray, these planters are safe for indoor or outdoor use. Its thick resin construction is weather-resistant and durable.

Indoor Flower Pot FAQs

1. Do indoor plant pots need a hole in the bottom?

Yes. Whether you’re potting plants for indoor or outdoor placement, the pot you place them in needs a hole, also called a drainage hole. Unlike when you plant flowers or herbs in the ground, pots don’t provide natural drainage. Without this, your plants would be left sitting in stagnant water, which could lead to root rot or the development of fungus or bacteria, which would be detrimental to your plant’s survival.  

2. Why do some plant pots not have holes?

While most indoor plants don’t thrive without a drainage hole, aquatic plants are genetically designed to thrive in wet conditions. For these plants, a planter without a drainage hole is ideal.  

Indoor Flower Pot Buying Guide

Shopping for an indoor flower pot can seem like the most natural thing in the world until you head to a home improvement store or section in a big box store and realize how many options are available. But that’s no reason to be overwhelmed. 

First, consider the type of plants you wish to place in your home. If you’re thinking of starting a plant from a seed, keep in mind that they might grow quite large over time. So, pick a pot size that’s compatible with the final adult size of the plant. Likewise, you don’t want the plant’s roots to be crowded. So, it’s always better to get a slightly larger size than what you need because if you get something too small this can ultimately either stunt growth or cause the plant to struggle. 

Next, think about design. As evidenced in our guide, plant pots can be more stylish or simple, depending on your taste. Consider whether you want a ceramic or plastic planter. There are benefits and drawbacks to both. A plastic planter is incredibly durable and ideal if you have children or pets in the home who are likely to crash into it. Alternatively, if you want something more stylish, a ceramic planter may offer more variety. 

If you’re just starting out on your plant journey, it might be a great idea to pick an indoor flower pot set with multiple sizes so you can work with a variety of multi-size plants. Similarly, you can decide whether you want to place your planters on the ground or if you prefer having a planter set on a table or shelf. 

About The Author

Dorian Smith-Garcia

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, parenting, consumer goods, and tech. She has written for Inverse, Healthline Parenthood, The Confused Millennial, XONecole, Glowsly, and The Drive along with a variety of other publications. She is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.