Ceramic plant pots are a great way for you to give your plants a new “home” while also browsing through a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes that are suitable for your needs. When you’re looking to buy new planters, there are a few things to keep in mind, as ceramic plant pots have their upsides and downsides, and we are going to examine them in this article, alongside a collection of some of the best ceramic plant pots that money can buy.
What to Look for in Ceramic Plant Pots
Choosing a ceramic plant pot isn’t an exact science, but there are a few things that you should know beforehand. Leaving aside all the aesthetic things that are just a matter of personal taste, there are three main aspects that one must pay attention to when choosing ceramic plant pots:
- First of all, there is the matter of drainage. A pot needs to have drainage holes in order to less excess water out through the bottom of the planter. If the soil were to soak in too much water, your plants would be susceptible to diseases, with the most common problem being root rot. Furthermore, a plant also needs oxygen to grow, and the roots of the plant are no exception to this rule.
- Porosity is yet another aspect that you need to take into consideration. There are certain materials that allow air and moisture to move through them, such as those made from paper pulp, clay, timer, unglazed terracotta, and others. This gives the roots of the plant a chance to breathe, plus allow the soil to cool down once excess water has evaporated. However, they also cause the soil to dry quicker and this can stress out the plant. This is why a lot of people choose ceramic pots, in order to avoid this specific problem. With ceramic pots, you won’t have to water the plants that often.
- The third most important thing in choosing ceramic plant pots is the weight of the container itself. Some ceramic planters are really heavy and you also have to consider the fact that they will only get heavier when you add soil and the actual plant. If you are interested in moving the plant here and there, you will have to make sure that you invest in a lightweight ceramic planter. For instance, some plants that you have outdoors might require bringing in during the winter, and if the container is too heavy, you can see how that might be a problem. Also, if you have indoor plants that you have to move from sun to shade and vice-versa, weight will also be an important aspect to consider.
Our very first item on the list is a ceramic pot planter with a beautiful wooden support that elevates it off the ground. The cylindrical planter comes with a drainage hole at the bottom, so the roots of your plants won’t drown in too much water. It has a total capacity of 60 oz. and it is designed exclusively for indoor use since its construction doesn’t make it weather-resistant. The pot is available in a variety of combinations, including different wood shades that are paired with either a black or a white ceramic planter.
We move on to a more different ceramic planter, this time one that’s available in a beautiful shade of blue. It has a very modern appearance to it, with a heavy-duty construction (considering that it weighs 70 pounds) and overall dimensions of 23” H x 22” W x 22” D. It comes with a drainage hole at the bottom and features a handmade construction. Despite the sturdiness, the pot is not designed for outdoor use because it’s not weather-resistant. However, you can still place it outside on the patio, as long as you keep it away from nature’s elements.
If you fancy tall and round ceramic pot planters, you are going to love the Perrinton. It is a classical timeless peace that goes perfectly near house entrances, be it inside or outside. If you do decide to place it outside, make sure that it’s not placed directly on the dirt. However, if you have a patio or want to place the planter on the driveway, you can do so, as this will allow proper drainage.
Made from ceramic, this planter features a drainage hole on the bottom, so unless you find a suitable tray to place underneath, it’s not recommended that you place this indoors. Once you’ve established a proper spot, keep in mind that the planted weighs 88 pounds alone, so moving it around all the time won’t be easy. As for dimensions, the Perriton has 35.43” H x 17.72” W x 17.72” D overall.
At 12.25” H x 30” W x 30” D in dimensions and 172 pounds in weight, this is surely one of the heaviest ceramic plant pots that you’ll come across. Designed to be rugged enough for outdoor use, this planter is designed to be weather-resistant and give you all the durability needed to face nature head-on.
When you place the pot, make sure there is nothing obstructing the drainage hole. It is wise for you to shield the planter from freezing ground, so maybe you can bring it inside the shed/garage if it’s not being used. Otherwise, you can turn it upside down to prevent the bowl from being filled with snow.
If you want a smaller indoor planter, but one with plenty of personality and a blend of beautiful colors, you are going to love this product. With a glossy combination of blue and a gold base with intricate details, this planter is perfect for indoor use if you’re looking for something chic and classy. Measuring 9.25” H x 15.5” W x 15.5” D and with a total weight of 5.4 pounds, this ceramic plant pot can easily be moved around, being worthy of placement in a room where every visitor can gaze at its elegance.
We move on to another ceramic plant pot, this time with a more antique-style design. Thanks to its sturdy construction, this is a piece suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. There are two available sizes: 14” H x 18” W x 18” D (with a total weight of 28 pounds) and 26” H x 20” W x 20” D (with a total weight of 123 pounds).
Created with a very nice glossy glaze, this ceramic pot is the ideal option for people who want a larger container which a drainage hole that’s capable of offering your plant a nice home, while also making sure that the soil doesn’t drown when you water it.
When you’re a true plant lover and have multiple plants around the house, buying ceramic pots is sets creates a sense of consistency and allows you to maintain a certain vibe as part of your home decor. These two pots are perfect for people who want to see that beautiful contrast between a green plant and a white ceramic planter. The honeycomb design makes these pots absolutely adorable, and their glossy surface is easy to clean by simply using a dry cloth.
If you’re looking for a fancier white ceramic planter, you are surely going to love this product right here. This ceramic planter does resemble a decorative porcelain piece, which makes it really fancy and it looks really elegant. It comes with a pair of solid brass feet, and a wonderful combination of white and golden accents. It measures 8” H x 14” W x 14” D and has a total weight of 12 pounds. It is not weather-resistant, so it can only be used indoors. It is, however, rust-resistant, and it makes quite a fine handmade piece to hold your favorite indoor plants.
Those of you on the lookout for a stylish ceramic pot planter are going to love what this product has to offer. It is available in three different sizes, so that you can opt for the one that’s most suited for the specific type of plant that you want to put inside it: 7” H x 6” W x 6” D, 9” H x 8” W x 8” D, and 10.5” H x 10.5” W x 11.25” D. The planted is available in a beautiful blue color and comes with a solid wood raised stand that keeps the pot off the ground.
It is designed to be weather-resistant, which means that it can be used outdoors and indoors, as the exterior coating isn’t prone to color fades and is completely waterproof. However, note that the pot doesn’t have a drainage hole, and that’s something that might not help you if you’re in need of pots that do have one.
With a more futuristic look, we bring you the Eriksen pot planter. It is a beautiful white color with wooden legs that elevate it off the ground. It requires a little bit of assembly as you will have to put in the three legs found in the package, but the process itself is not complicated. The planter doesn’t have a drainage hole, which may be a disadvantage depending on the plants that you want to put inside. While the pot measures 13.78” H x 14.2” W x 14.2” D overall, the interior space is only 7” x 12.7” x 12.7”. Since it weighs only 8 pounds, it’s fairly easy to move it around.
Here is a planter that we really love because of its design that allows you to have multiple plants in a single recipient. It has a beautiful gray color and deep gloss finish which allows the pot to blend into multiple home and garden setups. Made from ceramic, this pot doesn’t have a drainage hole, but the construction is weatherproof so you can definitely use this pot outside. It does make for a beautiful indoor piece too, as it only weighs 4 pounds and can easily be moved from one corner of the room to another.
The great thing about having a 2-piece pot planter is that you no longer have to worry about the water draining from the pot ending up on the floor and making a mess, as it will all be collected in the tray underneath the pot. This white ceramic planter is a real beauty, with a design centered on embossed flowers on a crackle-glazed surface. It measures 6.18” H x 7.87” W x 7.87” D and has a total weight of 3.31 pounds, so it’s easy to move it around. Since it’s not weather-resistant, you can only use it indoors.
This Chinese planter pot has a very distinct design compared to what we’ve seen so far. It is a beautiful piece of work that’s designed with intricate art details and is available in an astonishing combination between the white background and the blue elements. There are three different sizes to choose from: 8.5” H x 12” W x 12” D, 10.75” H x 14” W x 14” D, and 12.5” H x 16” W x 16.5” D. The planter doesn’t have any drainage holes, but it is weather-resistant, which means that you can keep this outside.
If you’re looking for a hanging ceramic planter, you will love this pot. It measures 6.75” H x 7.25” W x 7.25” D and weighs 3.58 pounds, so it’s not that heavy. It’s designed for indoor and outdoor use, as it has a weather-resistant construction. It is a handmade piece that comes with ropes which makes it easy to attach the planter to a hook. The construction of the planter and the ropes allow you to hang a maximum of 10 pounds with the assurance that nothing will fall.
There are plenty of different cool ceramic plant pots to choose from, and you will have to settle for a design that you want, but also take into consideration factors such as weight, weather-resistance (which is important if you want a planter for outdoor use), or the availability of a drainage hole.