One thing I’ve noticed about collecting houseplants. Pairing plants with pots becomes an art form of sorts. I find myself putting a plant into a variety of garden pots before finding just the right one. For example, variegated or spotted leaves look better in solid color pots while solid leaves look great in patterned pots.
Vining plants look best in a hanger or a pedestal type planter. I love the way my philodendron brasil looks in this footed wooden bowl. This houseplant is extremely easy to grow, by the way. Low light and a weekly watering are all it needs to be happy.
I put my big staghorn fern in this textured pot. The grooves of the pot mimic the flowing lines of the staghorn’s leaves.
The white of this metal pedestal bowl brings out the white of the veins in my nerve plant. This plant is finicky because it needs to be watered frequently. It’ll let you know if it’s thirsty by starting to wilt. It bounces right back when you give it a drink.
I love terra cotta pots in any shape or form, and especially when they have moss or calcium encrusted on the outside. It’s the perfect home for a honeysuckle topiary.
This charming green and white planter needs a straight-up plant so that its pretty pattern isn’t covered from view by leaves.
Here’s a smaller staghorn fern in my sitting room. Since the leaves are upright, I chose a bowl with a horizontal stripe on it.
Truth be told, most of my choices when pairing plants with pots is simply a gut feeling. I just keep placing a plant in a pot until I find one that’s appealing to my eye.
Now is a great time to invest in a houseplant or two. They’ll brighten your spirits and will help filter the air during the winter season when doors and windows are closed.
Here are some cute indoor garden pots that would look great with your favorite houseplant. Click on any of the images for sizes and options, or to make a purchase. The blue and white one is on sale!