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The Best Plants For Planters | Expert Recommendations

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Plants For Planters. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Blue AGAPANTHUS Live Plant

This product was recommended by Tiffany Homan from Rental Property Calculator

Agapanthus are one of the best if not the best plant suitable for planting in a planter. They can thrive in a Planter without any issues. This blue Agapanthus produces beautiful blue flowers. Plus this doesn’t require much maintenance. The free guide and the fertilizer supplied with this takes out the extra hassle. If you’re in the USDA Hardiness zone 8-10, this is hands down the best plant for your planter.

Red Emerald Philodendron (Philodendron erubescens) Live Indoor Houseplant

This product was recommended by Norbert Juma from Everyday Power

Philodendrons are plants that are well-loved around the world because of their unique and exotic beauty. This variegated philodendron variety is native to Costa Rica and South American rainforests. They are also one of the biggest producers of oxygen in the plant kingdom. This variety is also very good at filtering toxins and harmful chemicals in the air, so it is a perfect house plant. They can absorb benzene in the air, which at high concentrations, can cause leukemia. This variety is also very easy to maintain as it only needs to be watered once or twice a week.

Lavender Grosso (Dark Purple Flowers) – 4″ Size Pot

This product was recommended by Sharon Sanders from Philadelphia Weekly

Work can be stressful at times, so having a live plant on your desk can really relieve some of these stresses. Lavender is known to have a relaxing effect on people so having a lavender plant on your desk can help reduce your stress and anxieties. Aside from that, once the plant blooms, it will add a splash of color to your desk. This can further increase the release of your happy hormones, making you happier. With that, this is a good plant for your desk.

Variegated Yellow Edged Snake Plant

This product was recommended by Ayelet Faerman from Verdant Lyfe, LLC

They look great and grow beautifully in planters with little to no maintenance needed. They are also great for planters as they contain the plant that, when put in the ground, can grow wild through its constantly expanding root system.

Tiny Tim Tomato Seeds

This product was recommended by Tiffany Brewer from Growing Dawn

Tiny tim tomatoes are the perfect variety to grow in planters. I love them because they require no staking whatsoever. They are also prolific and beautiful. I grow them every year and my family enjoys heavy yields of fresh cherry tomatoes all summer long!

Powder Puff Cactus Clay Pot

This product was recommended by Jennifer Jones from Beginner Guitar HQ

This is an amazing selection of cacti suitable for life in a planter. This particular page has 20 varieties of cactus from the Powder Puff to the Domino to the Bishop’s cap cactus varieties. They are available in 2, 3, and 4 inch selections. There is also the option of buying just the cactus or also purchasing the plant with or without the clay pot and with or without soil. These plants are ideal planters because they don’t require as much water, as often and other plants.

Succulent Plants Planter Pots

This product was recommended by Jennifer Jones from Beginner Guitar HQ

These packs of small succulents come fully rooted. They are easy to care for because they don’t need fertilizer and are easily repotted if needed. The small packs of live plants are available in 6, 12, 24, and 50 pack options. These are ideal for apartments where space might be a factor, but also small and compact enough to put on your desk at work.

Pieris jap. ‘Compacta’ Evergreen Container

This product was recommended by Paul Walsh from Weselltek

Pieris is one of the most exquisite-looking shrubs I have kept in a planter. The white leaves will uplift the appeal of your home garden. It thrives in full sun and survives well in partial shade. You can keep the beauty outside with your pollinator plants. Your garden will be filled with bees and butterflies with the Pieris. The colorful butterflies against the white and lush background ensure a wonderful sight to witness in Springs.

Perfect Plants Japanese Boxwood Live Plant

This product was recommended by Lorie Carson from Real People Finder

Boxwood bushes can be elegant or eccentric. The great joy of this plant is that you may shape it however you choose. It can grow to a height of roughly 5 to 15 feet when left unpruned. Due to their propensity for root rot, boxwoods should be planted in pots with sufficient drainage. Additionally, it’s best to have some shade during the hottest portion of the afternoon.

Alocasia Elephant Ear California XL Live Plant

This product was recommended by Lorie Carson from Real People Finder

Elephant ears are simultaneously intimidating and entertaining. The plant’s common name derives from the enormous, arrow-or heart-shaped leaves that some claim resembles an elephant’s ear. Water the plant frequently if it is being grown in a container because it prefers a damp atmosphere.

Purple Fountain Grass Live Plant

This product was recommended by Lorie Carson from Real People Finder

With its burgundy foliage, spikey purple flowers, and purple-tinted seed pods, fountain grass is attractive all year long. It provides a burst of music to your container garden and has a lovely way of swaying in the breeze. With a height of 3 to 5 feet, it can also function as an excellent screen, offering you some privacy while maintaining sightlines.

Costa Farms Easy Care Devil’s Ivy Golden Pothos Live Indoor Plant

This product was recommended by Johnson Mack from RONXS

Pothos is a low-maintenance plant that’s ideal for hanging baskets. It grows quickly and can be pruned to keep it small, which means you’ll have more time to enjoy your plant. If you want to grow pothos indoors during winter, try the sunny windowsill or on the balcony (if you live in an apartment). Planting pothos outdoors in summer will require some shade from direct sunlight so that it doesn’t get too hot or dry out too quickly.

Say Aloe to My Little Friend Planter Plant Lover Set

This product was recommended by Johnson Mack from RONXS

Aloe vera, also known as a succulent, is a perennial herb that grows in arid climates. It has been used for medicinal purposes and cosmetic purposes for thousands of years. As a houseplant or potted plant, it can be grown indoors in any light conditions that are warm enough to encourage growth but not so intense that you can’t keep your fingers from getting burned by the sun’s rays.

Heuchera ‘Black Sea’ (Coral Bells) Perennial

This product was recommended by Victoria Culbertson from NYC House Cleaners

I love the Heuchera plant I have in my indoor garden. This perennial plant provides visual interest that never dies. This plant, also known as Coral Bells, is an absolute delight that can be easily kept in a planter. The bold colors of the foliage thrive under the full sun so you can keep it near your window or in your yard. It flowers during the Spring which can attract many pollinators. The plant prefers well-drained moist soil and is low-maintenance. It is an excellent addition to your garden. Keep it in a dark-colored, planter to make its colors pop out!

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Written by Zak Parker

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