96 Examples Of Plant Parents Choosing The Most Amazing And Unique Plant Pots


The creativity of people on the internet never ceases to amaze me. Why have a bland anything when there’s countless adorable DIY inspiration online, especially when it comes to potting plants! If you’re anything like me, pandas, your humble abode houses a handful of plant babies as well, and there’s absolutely no reason why they can’t have gorgeous, creative pots.

Below, you’ll find some of the most brilliant ways people have ever potted their houseplants (courtesy of the String of Plants, Plants and Pots and Plants subreddits), as well as a conversation with plant expert Jane Perrone. Enjoy these pics from people who have green thumbs and genius minds, and be sure to upvote the precious plants you wish you could adopt!

#1 Super Pleased With How This Turned Out!

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#2 Brah, My New Plant And Pot Are The Perfect Match

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#3 Was Told To Post This Here Too

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A succulent on the windowsill and a money plant by the bed. Having plants in our homes just makes a space feel so much cozier, and there’s no question that foliage brightens up a room. Flowers, cactuses, bonsais, or whatever else floats your boat, having greenery around is one of the best ways to make your home more inviting. Especially for younger generations who don’t have children yet or don’t plan to have any, it can be rewarding to become a mother or father to a few little shrubs. According to Garden Pals, 70% of millennials identify as “plant parents”, and demand for houseplants shot up by 18% during the pandemic.

Unfortunately, we don’t all have a knack for taking care of these little, green children, as the average plant parent has killed 7 of their babies, but we continue to adopt more. Two thirds of American households own at least one plant, and the average household spends over $600 on gardening goods every year. But it makes sense to dedicate so much time, energy and effort to our plant babies when we realize how beneficial they can be. It only takes 15 minutes of interaction with houseplants to reduce your stress levels, and having plants around can even increase your productivity by up to 15%.  

#4 Frog Fam!

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#5 Heard You Guys Might Like My Air Plant Octopus

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#6 My Friend Just Surprised Me With This Beautiful Selfmade Pot And I Can't Stop Smiling!

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If you’re trying to get your health on track, it might be wise to invest in some houseplants as well, as people who have more plants in their workspace actually take fewer sick days. This might be because houseplants remove up to 87% of airborne toxins in only 24 hours. Plus, having plants around can even benefit your cooking, as two thirds of adults grow or are planning to grow edible plants. Speaking from personal experience, there is nothing better than topping off a meal with some fresh basil or dill from your own garden!

If you’d like to invest in some houseplants but just aren’t sure which ones will suit your home best, it might be helpful to know the most commonly purchased indoor plants. Based on Google searches, some of the most popular houseplants appear to be snake plants, philodendrons, aloe vera, peace lilies, pothos and peperomia. If you’re in need of a durable plant, my partner has a snake plant that has survived various moves over many years in several different countries, and it’s still standing tall!

#7 One Of My Favorite Pairings

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#8 Guess It's Better Than Petting My Real Cats Belly

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#9 Snake Pot, Snake Plants!

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To gain more insight on houseplants from an expert, we reached out to author and journalist specializing in plants and gardening Jane Perrone, who was kind enough to have a chat with Bored Panda. We were curious how Jane first got into houseplants, and she shared that she’s actually been growing them since she was a small child. “I just loved them from a very young age. I find them fascinating and love watching them grow and change.”

#10 Psycho Bob Just Chilling

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#11 Another Redditor Thought You Guys Might Appreciate This Little Guy

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#12 My Husband And I Met As 15 Year Old Sophomores In Our High-School That Is Now Being Torn Down. A Few Summers Ago While I Was Visiting Our Hometown, I Snuck Out One Of The Discarded Bricks From The Construction Site. This Brick Is 112 Years Old

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Jane also happens to be an expert in potting plants in creative ways. “I hate spending money on pots, so I tend to buy cheap containers from thrift stores and reuse things from my kitchen cupboards,” she told Bored Panda. “Salad dishes, casserole dishes, terracotta wine coolers and china bowls can all be pressed into service as pots. I add drainage holes using a drill with a ceramic tile bit.”

#13 Girl And Her Cats, All So Happy With Their Crazy Summer Hairstyles

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#14 Had A Photo Shoot With My New Myrtillocactus Geometrizans Fukurokuryuzinboku, A. K. A. Titty Cactus, In Her New Home. I Knew My Tiny Flasher Would Find Her Purpose One Day And Today’s The Day!

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#15 Perfect Match. Loved This Combo So Much, I Had To Make My First Reddit Post

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“I also love potting plants in terracotta pots, especially cacti and succulents which tend to prefer this porous material as it ensures the roots do not get waterlogged,” Jane continued. “You can buy these new, but often if you look on sites like Craigslist and Freegle, you can find people selling terracotta pots cheaply after having a clearout of a garden building.” 

#16 Ridiculous Yet Useful For My Bedside Table!

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#17 My Friends. He Doesn't Like To Have His Hair Touched So I Shake His Cute Little Legs Instead

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#18 ♥️ My Pothead

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When it comes to what the most important things to keep in mind are when potting plants, Jane says, “Make sure that the size of pot you choose matches the size of the root ball. If you use too large a container, you end up leaving a big area of unrooted potting medium that can lead to root rot. So make sure that the new pot is just a little larger than the existing one - you should be able to get just one or two fingers between the pots when you nest them one inside the other.”

#19 Found The Perfect Cactus For My Thrifted Ice Cream Cone Pot!

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#20 I Put My String Of Turtles In The New Pot I Got. I Think It’s A Great Fit

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#21 Anyone Else Uses Random Items To Make Homes For Your Plants. This Is A Sponge Holder

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“I also encourage people to try combining several plants with similar care needs in a single container,” Jane added. “It reduces that 'muddle of pots' look and cuts back on the amount of watering needed! This could either be done by placing individually potted plants into one large shallow container with a layer of expanded clay pebbles at the base to absorb water overflow, or by putting plants' root balls into a single reservoir of potting compost.”

#22 I’m O B S E S S E D!

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#23 DIY Pineapple Planter

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#24 I Was Sent Here From R/Succulents: Burro’s Tail In An Estate Sale Find

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Jane also recommends that all prospective plant parents do their research before making purchases. “Find out what conditions they like and consider whether you can supply those conditions in your home,” she says. “Most of the time, we underestimate how much light plants need, but if you think plants aren't getting enough light, move them towards a window gradually to prevent sunburn.”

And if you find yourself with a plant that's struggling, Jane warns not to place it on a high shelf. “Put it somewhere you can observe it on a daily basis. This will help you to spot problems quickly before they get out of hand.”

If you’d like to gain more insight from this plant-loving expert, be sure to check out Jane’s book on houseplants, Legends of the Leaf, right here or her website right here!

#25 Painted A Pot For My Oxalis, I Think It Turned Out Pretty Well!

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#26 I Was Told You Folks Might Appreciate This Lil Pair. Been Told It Looks Like A Fancy Purple-Pants Yoga Woman Being Sucked Into An Alien Jellyfish!

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#27 Honestly I've Peaked. My Hubs Calls Cacti Alien Babies So I Took The Ones He Picked And Set This Up For His Favorites

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Are you feeling inspired to turn your own home into an urban jungle, pandas? Even if you’re not a natural at keeping plants alive and thriving, I’m sure you can find something you can manage to take care of, plus a pot that helps the plant shine. Keep upvoting the pics that you find to be true works of art, and let us know in the comments if you have any more tips for creatively potting houseplants. Then, if you’re interested in checking out another Bored Panda article featuring adorable plants, look no further than right here!

#28 My Favorite Plant And Pot Combo

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#29 I've Had This Pot For Months And Finally Found Her The Perfect Hair!

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#30 I Was Told That I Should Post My Boston Fern And It’s Plant Pot/Stand Here

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#31 I Found The Perfect "Pot" For This Lil Babe!

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#32 I Got A New Job, So My Mom Got Me This Cutie For My Desk

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#33 Can I Interest You In A Bubble Bath?

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#34 Mood

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#35 Just Found This Sub And Wanted To Share My Yankee Swap Score!

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#36 My Favorite Tillandsia Holder

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#37 This Weird Ceramic Tissue Holder Makes A Much Better Air Plant Display I Think!

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#38 Whale Tail In A Whale Pot

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#39 Perfect Colour Match

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#40 Loving This Combo. ?

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#41 Little Philodendron For My New Ceramic Strawberry. This Is Super Cute Hanging Over My Kitchen Sink

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#42 The Perfect Aloe For My Ammonite Pot!

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#43 I Spray Painted My Target Dino Pots Black, And I’m Very Excited About It!

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#44 Saw This Pot Which Was Labelled "Failed Pottery Project" By Some Ceramist At A Second-Hand Store And Had To Immediately Buy It. Honestly I Think It’s Perfect The Way It Is And If By Any Chance That Ceramist Sees This Post. Know That Your Failure Is My Perfection. Your Art Matters!

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#45 Hi Long Time Lurker And First Post, But Found The Perfect Pot For My Baby Snake Plant!

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#46 Bought My Mom This Beautiful “Pink Thai” Pink Chinese Evergreen Plant And Wanted To Share!

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#47 I Finally Found The Perfect Whale Planter ???

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#48 Can’t Stop Smiling Every Time I Look At My New Perfect Little Whale Fin, So I Put It In This Pot. ☺️

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#49 Got All My Animal Planters Together For A Little Photo Shoot!

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#50 My Cute Lil Couch (X-Post)

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#51 Perfect Combo Of Whale Planter With Sansevieria Fernwood

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#52 I Was Told You Guys Would Appreciate This!

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#53 Pretty Fellow And My Splashy Hoya Mathilde

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#54 Just Found This Sub And It Makes Me Happy People Love Pots Just As Much As I Do ?

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#55 Finally Scored This Pot I’ve Been Eyeing For Some Time

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#56 Love My Rainbow Cactus In My Rainbow Pot ?

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#57 This Is By Far My Favourite Plant, Pot, Stand Combo Right Now

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#58 Another One Of My Potheads

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#59 This Room Needed Some More Green Vibes ?

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#60 I Call Her Medusa

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#61 ?

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#62 My Ruby Necklace Living Up To Her Name

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#63 A Planter Pot Pouring Out Pothos

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#64 Had To Get My Monstera A Matching Pot!

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#65 Finally It Grew Some Hair :)

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#66 A Pot I Painted :)

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#67 There's A Snake In My Boot

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#68 Update On My Root Pots :d

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#69 Sometimes I Let My Husband Pick The Pot ?

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#70 I Thought These Two Looked Perfect Together!

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#71 Whale Pot For The Whale Fin ?

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#72 Had A Watermelon-Colored Pot For My Watermelon Peporomia

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#73 How Are Y’all Feeling About This?

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#74 Made A Macrame Crotchet Pot For My Marble Queen Pothos!

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#75 My Pilea Friend In His New Pants

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#76 Two Months Growth On My String Of Hearts. Shes My Favorite Girl!

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#77 Just Got This Pink Pot To Match The Highlights Of My Prayer Plant!

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#78 My Girlfriend Got Me Some Cute Pots For Christmas !

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#79 Some Of My Pot Heads

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#80 Got Tired Of Seeing The Same Boring Pots At Every Plant Store So Drilled Holes In Some Cookie Jars

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#81 Not A Hugely Colourful Person But Couldn’t Resist Pairing My Prince Of Orange With This Thrifted Pot

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#82 Vintage Duck Pot Vintage Duck Pot Vintage Duck Pot Vintage Duck Pot ?

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#83 When Your Coffee Habit Is Slowly Being Replaced By A Plant Habit... Loving This Marble Pothos In A Marbly Hand Painted Mug ?

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#84 Really Loving How This Shelf Came Together

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#85 Turned An Old Basketball Into A Pot

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#86 Glad I Saved This Pot For The Right One ?

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#87 New Do For This Pot! ?

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#88 I’m Loving This Combo!

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#89 I Saw This On Etsy This Morning And I’m Dying

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#90 Duck Pot I Saw On Here Earlier Today Reminded About My Loon Planter

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#91 Got This Pot At Walmart For $5.00!! It Compliments My Micans Perfectly!!

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#92 This Pot Is Almost The Same Color As My Moonshine Sansevieria!

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#93 We Have Fun In This House

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#94 I Humbly Submit My Youthful Neon Pothos In Her Newly Painted Home

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#95 I Have Loads Of Pots That Aren’t My Style That Came With Random Plant Purchases. I Hate Throwing Away Usable Pots So Here Is A Basil In My Customised Squiggle Pot

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#96 I Found A Tiny Bird Of Paradise Today And The Perfect Pot For It

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