13 Perfect Planters for Your Outdoor Space (All Less Than $50!)
Dress your plants with these pretty planters that cost less than $50.
With summer in full swing, I’ve decided that this is the year I’m going to commit to shedding my title of "plant serial killer." I've read up on the basics of container gardening, and I’ve hit the ground running. But before I could take on my black thumb makeover, I needed a few fab planters to help me spiff up my outdoor space.
Here are 13 budget-friendly planter picks perfect for any outdoor makeover.
Gold-Hammered Metal Planter
Target / $25
If you’re looking for a bit of glam in your outdoor space, go for a pretty option like this one. Keep in mind, however, that metals get hotter than other materials, so if you’re in a warmer climate, use planters like this one sparingly.
Oscar Herb Planters
CB2 / $7
If you love to cook or are trying to up your kitchen game, consider growing your own herbs. These galvanized pots are a great way to get started with herb gardening. Plus, they would look fantastic mixed with a variety of colors.
CB2 / $8
For a more modern outdoor space, consider using these chic, concrete pots. Pre-drilled drainage holes make it easy to drop your plants right inside.
West Elm / $16
These fun chalkboard planters are a great way to identify plants or label their feeding schedule. These would also be a fun way to get the kids involved with gardening; let them draw some fun pictures on the front of the planters.
Self-Watering Square Planter
Gardener's Supply Company / $10
If, like me, you know that you can’t be trusted to water your plants regularly, try this self-watering planter. Once you fill up the pot’s reservoir, your plants will be able to take in the water whenever they need it, eliminating your everyday watering responsibilities.
Hydrofarm Tote Planter
Wayfair / $27
These plant "totes" are a great option if you’re looking for a more unique planter for your outdoor patio. Because they're made of a flexible material, they're also great to use if you don’t have a flat surface to work with.
Ingefara Terracotta Pot
IKEA / $3
This basic pot is a great choice if you’re ready to hit the ground running and need a bunch of planters. They’re so inexpensive that you could outfit your whole patio and still not break the bank.
Black + White Planter
CB2 / $40
These gorgeous black and white planters would be a great option if you love a more neutral palette. I’ve recently used these for a couple of projects and I can report that the black looks especially gorgeous against the pops of green from the plants.
Resin Garden Raised Plant Stand
Home Depot / $37
If you have a larger space to fill, you might try using some of these wider raised planters. You could line up several next to each other, or use them to create a border for your own outdoor space. Load up the shelves underneath with more plants for some more garden kapow.
Crescent Hanging Planter
Urban Outfitters / $24
This delicate planter would be a killer addition to any outdoor space. Its sculptural lines, moon shape and gold color almost make it look like a piece of art.
AllModern / $40
Here are some more fab planters for all the color lovers out there. If you’re in need of some taller pots, these bright honeycomb planters are the way to go.
Socker Tiered Plant Stand
IKEA / $40
Use this modern plant stand to create an outdoor living wall. You can use it to create a border for your outdoor space, or line them up against an empty wall for some big impact.
Bombay Decorative Planter
Walmart / $15
This rich, jewel-toned pot is a great way to add a pop of color to your outdoor space. Buy a few and create a pretty grouping, or line them up along a wall or ledge for a larger impact.
Living, Breathing Art
Make a bigger statement with a temporary living wall. This design for a Philadelphia row home uses a modular product called Woolly Pocket that acts as a natural air freshener and sound dampener. Asparagus fern, English ivy and calathea in reddish and purple tones further soften the edges of this contemporary interior.
Moveable Wall Art
Rearrange your living wall to your heart's content with these magnetic planter boxes from Urbio. How it works: You purchase as many magnetic blocks as you'd like, then stick on durable polypropylene planters equipped with magnets strong enough to hold everything from succulents to leafy ferns. Once you've set up your blocks, you can move the planters to your heart's content.
Green Up Your Desk
If you're not ready for the responsibility of watering a whole wall of plants, you can also tuck one or two bits of low-maintenance green (like this spiky spider plant) into your office space.
For apartment dwellers or those short on counter space, meet your new friend: the Sky Planter from Poketo. A locking disc holds the soil and plant in place, while a reservoir system holds enough water to hydrate most plants for two weeks. Use it to grow your own herbs, ferns, orchids or other plants with a small root system.
Bring your favorite patio plants in for the winter without taking up valuable counter space. These wall-mounted steel rings from Poketo hold standard 4-1/4-inch collared pots found in home and garden stores, or your favorite small vessels. If one of your plants meets an unfortunate fate, use the spare pot to store stray pencils, utensils or odds and ends.