Big plants for pots: 20 Best Large Container Plants

20 Best Large Container Plants

Tall Plants That Love Full Sun or Shade

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Marie Iannotti

Marie Iannotti

Marie Iannotti is a life-long gardener and a veteran Master Gardener with nearly three decades of experience. She’s also an author of three gardening books, a plant photographer, public speaker, and a former Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulture Educator. Marie’s garden writing has been featured in newspapers and magazines nationwide and she has been interviewed for Martha Stewart Radio, National Public Radio, and numerous articles.

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Updated on 06/07/22

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Debra LaGattuta

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Debra LaGattuta

Debra LaGattuta is a Master Gardener with 30+ years of experience in perennial and flowering plants, container gardening, and raised bed vegetable gardening. She is a lead gardener in a Plant-A-Row, which is a program that offers thousands of pounds of organically-grown vegetables to local food banks. Debra is a member of The Spruce Garden Review Board.

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The Spruce / Kailey Whitman

Tall potted plants can turn ordinary container gardens into works of art. They add height, variety, and drama to mixed containers. But grouping plants in containers takes a little finesse. The general design concept for containers is “thrillers, spillers, and fillers.” In other words, combine a tall (thrilling) focal point plant with something that spills over the side of the container to soften the lines. Finish with rounded, mounding filler plants in between to make the container look full.

Get Inspired by These Large Container Plants

Virtually any plant is good for a large pot under the right conditions. And some plants can even survive the winter in a container if they are hardy to your growing zone. It’s recommended that you do not put rocks at the bottom of a planter, as this can impede drainage. If you need to fill up a large planter space because your plants don’t require soil stretching the planter’s full depth, you can use plastic bottles, crushed aluminum cans, Styrofoam blocks, and even smaller plastic pots turned upside down. Always make sure water is still able to drain from the container. 

Here are 20 of the best tall plants to grow in a container garden.

Tip

Make sure the container is heavy enough to anchor the plant and prevent it from toppling over in windy conditions. But at the same time, you might want to position the container on a plant caddy before filling it, so you can still move it easily once it becomes heavy.

Choosing and Combining Plants for Container Gardens

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    The Spruce / Kara Riley

    If you garden in a warmer hardiness zone, you can’t go wrong with a large succulent as your focal point. And even if you live in a cooler climate, you can always grow a succulent as an annual or bring it inside for the winter. There are many agave species to choose from in a wide range of sizes and appearances. Several commonly grown varieties reach a few feet in height and width. Agave can thrive in a relatively shallow, unglazed clay pot with excellent drainage. It prefers gritty soil, such as a cactus mix.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Foliage of greens, blues, and grays
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Sandy, well-draining
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    The Spruce / Marie Iannotti

    A tall amaranth, such as love lies bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus) or Joseph’s coat (Amaranthus tricolor), can add color and drama to a container garden, reaching heights of 2 to 4 feet. Choose a container with adequate drainage holes because amaranth likes to be moist but does not like to sit in water. These are annual plants, so you will either need to start seed early or buy plants every year. But the nice thing about annuals is they allow you to experiment and be creative.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Foliage of greens, reds, purples, and yellows
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Average, moist, well-draining
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    The Spruce / Evgeniya Vlasova

    Using an evergreen as the centerpiece of a container garden is elegant, classic, and low-maintenance. Choose one that will hold its shape nicely without a lot of pruning. A good option is ‘Emerald Green’ arborvitae, a semi-dwarf cultivar that grows in a narrow pyramid shape about 7 to 15 feet tall. Plant it in a large pot with high-quality soil, and it should live in your container garden for many years.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 to 7
    • Color Varieties: Deep green
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Loamy, moist, well-draining
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    The Spruce / Gyscha Rendy

    Bamboo can be a nightmare in the garden, spreading faster than you can control. But in a container, bamboo is a conversation piece. Some types prefer more temperate climates while others like heat and humidity. It’s the clumping varieties of bamboo, as well as the ones with smaller runners, that do best in containers. They might not grow to their fullest potential, but some still can reach heights of 10 to 20 feet. Just make sure you use a container with adequate drainage holes, as soggy soil can inhibit the plant’s growth.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Green, yellow-green
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Loose, slightly acidic, well-draining
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    Matt Lavin / Flickr / CC By 2.0

    Big bluestem is a lovely ornamental grass that can adapt to a container. If you are combining it with other plants, use a large container or big bluestem will crowd out its neighbors. This grass can grow about 4 to 6 feet tall with a spread of 2 to 3 feet. Make sure you don’t overwater or add too much fertilizer to big bluestem, as this can cause it to flop. Likewise, too much shade can result in poor growth, so place the container where it will receive at least six to eight hours of direct sunlight per day.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9
    • Color Varieties: Purplish spikelets
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun
    • Soil Needs: Average, medium moisture, well-draining
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    The Spruce / Leticia Almeida

    Bougainvillea is only hardy in USDA hardiness zone 9 and higher, but you can opt to grow it as an annual or bring it indoors for the winter. It’s technically a vine, not an upright plant, so you will need to provide some support for it to grow vertically. Still, it’s a vigorous grower, and its blooms look stunning crawling up a wall or trellis.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Purple, red, orange, yellow, pink, or white blooms
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Humusy, acidic, well-draining
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    The Spruce / Cara Cormack

    Boxwood shrubs can be formal or funky. The real fun of using this plant is you can trim it to be anything you want. If you would like to exercise your creative flair, try a boxwood topiary. When unpruned, it can reach heights of about 5 to 15 feet. Choose a pot with good drainage because boxwoods can suffer from root rot. Also, a little shade during the hottest part of the afternoon is preferable.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8
    • Color Varieties: Dark green to yellowish-green
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Loamy, evenly moist, well-draining
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    The Spruce / K. Dave

    With their large, showy flowers, canna plants can add an instant tropical flair to a container garden. In most zones, this plant is an annual, but you can attempt to carry it through the winter indoors in a sunny spot. On the plus side, it will flower multiple times throughout the summer, and its cultivars grow from about 2 to 6 feet tall. Cannas need lots of water and actually prefer wet feet, so be vigilant about keeping the container moist.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Yellow, orange, red, white, or pink flowers
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun
    • Soil Needs: Rich, slightly acidic to neutral, moist
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    The Spruce / Krystal Slagle

    Dracaena plants can grow upwards of 10 feet tall in containers, and there are many varieties to choose from. They are not hardy and need to be moved indoors for the winter. In fact, many gardeners choose to grow them solely as houseplants. When grown outdoors, they are fairly low-maintenance and can handle somewhat shady conditions that many other plants can’t tolerate.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Foliage of green, blue-green, burgundy, gold, or gray
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Rich, moist, well-draining
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    The Spruce / Adrienne Legault

    The dwarf Alberta spruce is a gorgeous conical evergreen with dense, bright green needles. It is a bit scratchy, so wear gloves when working around it. Choose a small tree when planting in a container. The term dwarf simply means it is slow-growing, but the tree can eventually reach 12 feet or taller. On the plus side, it can take 25 years to mature. This plant requires a delicate balance of even moisture and good drainage when grown in a container. If you live in a dry climate, you might have to water frequently.

    • USDA Growing Zones: 3 to 8
    • Color Varieties: Green
    • Sun Exposure: Partial sun to partial shade
    • Soil Needs: Sandy, loamy, or clay; moist; well-draining
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    The Spruce / Adrienne Legault

    Elephant ear manages to be both imposing and fun at the same time. The plant produces large, arrow- or heart-shaped leaves that some say resemble an elephant’s ear, hence its common name. It reaches about 3 to 6 feet tall but only grows as an annual in most hardiness zones. When grown in a container, be sure to water the plant regularly because it likes a moist environment.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10
    • Color Varieties: Foliage of green, yellow, chartreuse, or black
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Rich, humusy, medium to wet
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    The Spruce / Evgeniya Vlasova

    Feather reed grass is a cool-season grass, which means it is an early riser in the spring and blooms early in the season. After flowering, it remains upright and tall but not floppy or weepy like many other types of grass. It is perfect for the center of a container, growing from 3 to 5 feet. It prefers damp soil and can even tolerate poor drainage.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9
    • Color Varieties: Green to yellow-green leaves; yellow, pink, red, or white flowers
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun
    • Soil Needs: Average, medium to wet
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    The Spruce / David Beaulieu

    Fountain grass looks good all season, with its burgundy leaves, spiky purple flowers, and purple-tinged seed pods. It has a wonderful way of swaying in a breeze and adds a rush of sound to your container garden. It also can make a good screen at 3 to 5 feet tall, giving you some privacy but still allowing sight lines. If you live outside of its hardiness zones, you can overwinter the plant indoors. Place the container in a relatively cool room with sun exposure, and water it sparingly. Bring it back outdoors once the danger of the last frost has passed.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 to 10
    • Color Varieties: Shades of burgundy
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Average, medium moisture, well-draining
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    The Spruce / Kara Riley

    For a container in a shady spot, you can’t do better than a fuchsia plant. These plants bloom throughout the entire growing season with no deadheading (removing spent blooms) necessary. Look for an upright variety, such as ‘Baby Blue Eyes’, ‘Cardinal Farges’, or ‘Beacon’, if you want it as a focal point. Fuchsia is susceptible to root rot, so be sure you select a container with adequate drainage holes, and use a fast-draining potting soil. 

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10
    • Color Varieties: Purple, pink, red, or white blooms
    • Sun Exposure: Part shade to full shade
    • Soil Needs: Fertile, moist, well-draining
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    The Spruce / Phoebe Cheong

    Hibiscus plants look tropical, but many varieties are hardy in cooler climates. These multi-branched shrubs can easily be trained into flowering trees and grown in containers. Use a well-draining potting mix, and avoid a very deep container to prevent the plant from expending too much energy on developing roots. Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) can reach around 10 feet tall while rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) can reach 12 feet.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11 (tropical hibiscus)
    • Color Varieties: White, red, pink, orange, yellow, peach, or purple blooms
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Loamy, moist, well-draining
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    Joshua McCullough / Getty Images

    The mountain cabbage tree looks like a small palm tree and makes an intriguing focal point in a container. It is not hardy lower than USDA hardiness zone 9, but you can bring it indoors for the winter. Just be sure to keep the plant warm, and give it lots of sunlight. In a container, it will grow to about 3 to 6 feet tall with a high-quality, well-draining potting mix. Trim back leggy stems when necessary.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Greenish-white to purplish-brown blooms
    • Sun Exposure: Part shade
    • Soil Needs: Fertile, moist, well-draining
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    The Spruce / Cara Cormack

    New Zealand flax is a spiky plant that can add color and interest to a container garden. With its rigid, sword-shaped leaves, the plant can reach 4 feet tall when grown in a container. Choose a rich, organic potting mix over regular potting soil for your container, and water the plant regularly. Bring it indoors to a sunny spot before the first frost if you live outside of its hardiness zones.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Green, bronze, purple, pink, red, or orange foliage
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Average, evenly moist, well-draining
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    The Spruce / Leticia Almeida

    If you love a tropical look, princess flower—also known as purple glory flower—is a beautiful evergreen shrub with stunning purple flowers. The plant grows well in containers on sunny patios, though it should be brought indoors before the first frost. Also, place the container in a location that has some shelter from strong winds. Under ideal conditions, it can grow to about 6 to 8 feet.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11
    • Color Varieties: Purple
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun
    • Soil Needs: Rich, acidic, well-draining
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    The Spruce / Almar Creative

    Bay trees are beautiful and functional: You can pluck fresh bay leaves right from your container. Bay trees grow slowly in a pot and can be pruned to maintain a manageable size of less than 10 feet. In its natural environment, however, the plant can grow as tall as 60 feet. You can trim it into a topiary or leave its natural shrubby shape. The plant typically grows slowly in a container and doesn’t mind being a little cramped. However, make sure you use a pot that’s sturdy enough not to tip over. Sweet bay is not hardy but overwinters well indoors.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10
    • Color Varieties: Yellowish-green blooms, deep green foliage
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil Needs: Rich, moist, well-draining
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    The Spruce / Leticia Almeida

    Yucca plants are about as hardy as you can get, and the newer cultivars are pretty enough to be the focal point of a container garden. Even the smaller varieties still grow to roughly 2 to 4 feet in height and width, so select a good-sized container. They do not always bloom in containers, but many gardeners choose to cut off the flower stalks anyway and focus on the spiky foliage. Make sure you use a container with good drainage and avoid overwatering to keep the soil on the drier side.

    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 11 (depending on the variety)
    • Color Varieties: White, pink, purple, or green blooms
    • Sun Exposure: Full sun
    • Soil Needs: Dry to medium moisture, well-draining

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  1. Fuchsia-Root Rot.” Pacific Northwest Pest Management Handbooks, 11 Sept. 2015, http://pnwhandbooks.stage.extension.oregonstate.edu/plantdisease/host-disease/fuchsia-root-rot

21 Best Container Plants For Pots Outdoors


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Container plants come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. It can be overwhelming to figure out which are the best plants for your containers. So I put together a list of my favorite outdoor plants for pots to help you get started.

Shopping for container garden plants is fun, and it’s exciting to find new combos to try every summer.

Everyone strives to grow gorgeous outdoor planters, which makes container gardening extremely popular.

But if you’ve ever gone to a garden center in the spring to choose plants for pots, you know it can quickly become overwhelming!

Well fret no more! This list of summer container plants has something for everyone. You might even find some exciting new container gardening plants that you can grow this year.

 

What Plants Grow Well In Pots?

What are the best plants to grow in containers? This is a very common question that many new gardeners ask.

There are tons of different types of plants that grow well in pots, and it can be hard to figure out what’s best.

But it will make it easier to find the best plants to put in pots if you narrow it down a bit. So start by answering these questions first…

  • How much sunlight will your plants get?
  • What colors do you like?
  • How much water will your plants receive?
  • What sizes are your pots?
  • What type of planter will you be using?
  • Do you want flowers, foliage, or both?

Once you have some ideas in mind, it will make it much easier to choose plants for a container garden. Get more container gardening design tips & ideas here.

Coleus are great plants for patio pots

21 Best Container Plants For Pots

As I mentioned above, there are tons of different types of container gardening plants to choose from. In fact there are so many that I could never cover them all in one list.

So below I will give you tons of ideas for container plants to get you started…

1. Coleus – Coleus are colorful pot plants that can grow in a range of sunlight conditions. They’re the perfect plants for containers because they grow well in any sized planter.

Coleus growing as a container plant will need regular water and well-draining soil.

2. Succulents – Succulents are great container plants that grow in small pots, or they can be combined into larger arrangements.

They are easy-care outdoor potted plants for full sun, but some types will tolerate part-shade. Just be sure their soil drains very quickly, and let it dry completely between waterings.

3. Begonia – There’s a wide range of begonia plants on the market these days. Some have gorgeous flowers in a variety of colors.

Other types don’t bloom, but are grown for their fantastic foliage instead. All of them make excellent container garden plants.

They need slightly moist, well-drained soil, and do best in part-sun. Learn how to care for them here.

Begonias make excellent potted patio plants

4. Elephant ear (EE) – With their giant leaves, elephant ears (aka: Colocasia) are wonderful foliage plants for containers.

They come in many sizes and colors, and can add lots of drama to your summer planters. EEs love water, but need fast draining soil. They usually grow best in part shade, but some can tolerate full sun.

5. Marigolds – Marigolds are easy container plants for full sun and heat. They come in range of colors, from yellow or orange, to dark red.

Make sure to give them plenty of water so they won’t droop, but let the soil dry before you water them again.

6. Creeping Jenny – Creeping Jenny is a bright trailing plant that is perfect to tuck into any outdoor container garden.

It grows really quickly, so you don’t need to be shy about trimming it back when needed. They are one of the best plants for container gardens, but they can become invasive in the ground.

Creeping jenny are common garden plants for pots

7. Nasturtium – A wonderful trailing plant that will spill over the tops of your containers, nasturtium have gorgeous blossoms and fun foliage.

They are full sun potted plants, but will tolerate the shade. You just won’t get as many blooms.

8. Impatiens – Impatiens are common potted plants that make the perfect addition to any size container. They come in a range of colors too.

Unlike most flowering plants, impatiens actually prefer semi-shade over a sunny spot (though there are some new cultivars that grow in full sun!).

9. Canna lily – Cannas aren’t common container-grown plants, but they do very well in pots. This tropical plant comes in a variety of colors, and makes a lovely focus plant.

Canna lilies are the perfect plant for large pots in sun. As long as you give them plenty of water, they require little to no attention. Learn all about their care here.

Canna lilies are good plants for large pots

10. Dracaena – Dracaenas are good plants for outdoor pots because of the tall, spiky foliage. You can find them in a few different colors, and they’re nice for adding height to containers.

Check the type you plan to grow, because some prefer shade while others grow better in sunny areas.

11. Fountain grass – Fountain grass is an ornamental plant that grows amazingly well in containers. It’s one of the best plants for large planters in partial shade to full sun.

The long, brush-like plumes sway in the breeze, adding both height and interest to your container garden.

12. Hibiscus – This tropical shrub has big, beautiful flowers that come in a range of colors. They are large container plants that will need frequent watering so the soil doesn’t dry out.

Place these lovely potted plants in full sun, and they’ll happily bloom all year round. Learn all about how to grow hibiscus plants here.

Hibiscus are nice large outdoor potted plants

13. Oxalis – Oxalis is a cute little plant that has unique, colorful foliage, and tiny flowers. Combine it in any mixed planter to add pops of color, and break up all the green.

They’re the perfect plants for container gardening, and will keep their compact shape.

14. Banana plant – Bananas add a tropical feel and tons of height, which makes them one of the best plants for patio containers.

These large outdoor potted plants grow quickly with little care. Since they’re a tropical plant, they love the sun. They also need well-drained soil and regular watering.

15. Petunia – Petunias are super easy outdoor potted plants that grow well either alone or combined in arrangements.

They’re great for hanging baskets and window boxes too. They are good container plants for sun, and like plenty of water.

Petunias are one of the best plants for container gardening

16. Purple queen – This gorgeous purple plant will cascade over the tops of your containers, and add superb color to any grouping.

If you prefer it bushier, just pinch off the ends. They’re also excellent hanging basket container plants for sun. Learn all about how to care for them here.

17. Spider plant – Though spider plants are most commonly grown as houseplants, they make excellent container plants for shade.

The spiky foliage can be bright green or variegated, which makes a lovely contrast against other plants. Learn how to care for them here.

18. Sweet potato vine – Sweet potato vines are incredibly easy plants to grow in pots. They grow very fast, and the vines will spill over the sides of your container.

This versatile container gardening plant grows well in any size pot, and is good for planter boxes and hanging baskets too.

Sweet potato vines are beautiful plants for pots outside

19. Purslane – Purslane are full sun container plants that are super easy to grow, as long as you don’t overwater them.

The dense succulent foliage will spill over the top of your planter. It has bright blooms that open up during sunlight and close at night.

20. Vinca vine – Vinca vines are common potted garden plants that can be invasive in the ground.

This lovely trailing vine has variegated foliage and tiny flowers. They’re excellent container plants for partial sun, and they need well-drained soil.

21. Tradescantia – Tradescantia are popular plants for a container garden, and there are many varieties to choose from.

They’re fairly low maintenance plants that thrive in the humidity. Most varieties grow best in part to full shade. But their colorful foliage won’t be as vibrant in low light areas.

Tradescantia is one of the best outdoor potted plants

Choosing container garden plants can be tons of fun. Just remember to narrow down your options before you go shopping. That way it will be much easier to find the best plants for containers. Don’t forget to write down your favorites from this list to take with you to the garden center.

Up next, read my list of the best container vegetables for pots & planters.

Recommended Books

  • Container Gardening: 250 Design Ideas & Techniques
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  • Container Gardening For Dummies
  • Container Gardening for All Seasons

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Share your top choices for the best container plants in the comments section below.

Color selection for large pots

A large flower pot is a good purchase for any space, be it an office, cafe, hotel or apartment. It will become the highlight of a laconic interior or complement the conceptual design. You can move it at any time to slightly change the situation. And most importantly, you can plant a large plant in it, which will improve the microclimate and fill the room with comfort. How to choose the right flora for a large container, given its material, colors and architecture – we tell in this article.

For tall flowerpots

In tall flowerpots it is good to plant flowers with “deep” roots and not very spreading crown. Dracaena, yucca, ficus, Chrysalidocarpus and other types of palm trees are perfect for them. Indoor cypress, olive tree, sansevieria Laurenti will look organic in them. From flowering plants – orchids, cymbidium, epidendrum, anthurium. An ivy thrown over a frame, for example, along a ring, will look original in a high capacity.

For large-diameter pots

Large, classically shaped flower pots can be used both indoors and in the garden. As a rule, plants with wide leaves or a very fluffy crown are planted in them. Monsters, ficuses, citrus trees (kumquat, lemon, tangerine) will make a simple home interior luxurious. Banana or date palm, vriesia, codiaum, pineapple will fill the house with tropical flavor. In large outdoor pots, begonia, hydrangea, azalea, chrysanthemum look great and grow well.

For wide, flat planters

In large, but flat as a bowl, dwarf trees, bonsai, plants with a ball root system are placed. Such pots will be the best home for large spherical cacti, crassula (money tree), milkweed. Nolina and fern will feel good in them. An interesting solution would be to plant a lot of succulents and echeveria in a flat planter.

Outdoors, they can be used to create floral arrangements. In these cases, it is better to use miniature varieties of flowers: lavender, petunia, verbena, dwarf rose and others. A variety of bulbous flowers will become good neighbors in the cache-pot: daffodils, tulips, crocuses, hyacinths.

For long hanging planters

Long planters for loggias and railings can be planted with any low-growing flowering plants. Fuchsias, marigolds, violets, cyclamens are perfect. They will be a wonderful decoration of facades. In long containers, you can also plant an ampelous type of plant: tradescantia, pilea, chlorophytum, ampelous crassula, and so on. They will look less elegant than flowers, but will do an excellent job of landscaping stairs, balconies and window sills.

For hanging pots

Choosing flowers for hanging pots is a bit more difficult than for floor pots. You need to make sure that the plant will be visible from below. Therefore, falling flowers are best suited. It can be ferns, begonias, petunias, pelargonium, ampelous hydrangeas. If you want non-standard solutions, then you can plant rosette strawberries, mini-tomatoes (cherry), physalis, red pepper, peas. For a hanging garden, fragrant herbs (thyme, basil, tarragon) are also taken. But this greenery is only suitable for outdoor planters. If there is a desire to decorate the interior with ampelous plants, then ivy, dwarf ficus, pellionia, roycissus, epipremnum will do.

For colored planters

It is not necessary to match the pot with the plant in color, but it will look very stylish. This does not mean that the planter must necessarily have a green color. You just need to balance them in tone. For example, in pots of soothing shades (white, beige, brown), light green monochromatic plants look better. But in a brighter pot – citrus trees, exotic vriesia or motley codiaum. If you want to fit several multi-colored pots into the interior, you can plant the same plants in them or the same color scheme. Do not be afraid to put containers made of different materials nearby – properly selected plants will create a harmonious ensemble from them.

Can the pot be left empty?

Modern designers offer to install flower pots as interior accessories. As a rule, we are talking about high metal flowerpots, flowerpots of clear geometric shapes, pots in the form of shells, baskets, amphoras, and so on. Therefore, if there is a desire to purchase an interesting planter, but there are doubts about choosing a flower, then you can use this idea. In any case, buying an original large container or flowerpot will be the right decision.

In the “Plants” section of our website, you will definitely be able to find a suitable flower variant. The catalog contains more than 2000 flowering, rare and simply beautiful indoor plants for all types of planters. For the convenience of searching in the left menu of the page, you can sort all the flora not only by height, but also by color. All greens are supplied in temporary plastic containers. You can pick up beautiful containers for her, if you don’t have them yet, on the “Large Pots” page. Here are the most relevant on the model of classic and new materials.

TOP 15 houseplants to keep at home

There are many answers to the question: which houseplants can be grown at home? We will list the names of colors that bring the greatest benefit to the physical and psycho-emotional health of a person.

  • Ficus
  • Succulents
  • Lavender
  • Cacti
  • Dracaena
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lemon tree
  • Bamboo
  • Monstera
  • Anthurium
  • Spathiphyllum
  • Yucca
  • Violet
  • Strelitzia
  • Ivy

We are often asked what can be grown without too much trouble. There are several types of indoor flowers that are easy to plant. They grow quickly, and some, with proper care, bloom for a long time and beautifully.

Ficuses

So, what plants can be kept at home? Of course, ficuses. These hardy plants, grown in beautiful pots, refresh the interior. They do not like direct sunlight, they can be planted even in partial shade. Ficuses purify the air from benzene, formaldehyde, ammonia and dust.

Specimens with glossy leaves should be wiped down regularly or washed in a warm shower. At moderate temperatures, watering once a week is enough. Indoor ficuses are presented in any variation – from ampelous grassy to huge trees for the greenhouse.

Succulents

Are you looking for the best plants to plant in small pots and grow on the southern windows of your house or apartment? Succulents love sunlight and are not afraid of burns. Put a lot of miniature succulents in colorful pots on one windowsill – they will create a delightful composition.

Plant different species in one box for a great mix.

Succulents release oxygen at night, so they are good to keep in the bedroom. In summer they are watered 2-3 times a week, in winter one watering is enough. They absorb dangerous chemicals, disinfect and decontaminate the air.

Succulent species:

  • agaves;
  • hymnocalyciums;
  • crassulas;
  • haworthias;
  • echeveria;
  • euphorbia;
  • aloe;
  • gasteria;
  • crosses;
  • stonecrops;
  • ripsalis;
  • sansevieria;
  • tillandsia;
  • epiphyllums;
  • alluodies;
  • sedums.

Lavender

What flowering houseplants do you keep at home? Popular non-capricious shy lavender with beautiful delicate flowers of white, purple, blue, pink will become your favorite. It is undemanding to care, but the place should be well lit, the ground should be moist, but not waterlogged.

In winter, water the lavender once a month with settled water, sprinkling the leaves as well. The emitted essential oils destroy germs in the room. The aroma of lavender calms the nervous system, relieves stress.

Cacti

These are tropical inhabitants, covered with sharp thorns or delicate downs. Cacti are represented by the most numerous family, more than 5000 species. Since ancient times, they symbolize health and longevity, they are considered an “energy shield” that does not allow negativity to enter the home.

Cacti activate brain activity, help in making the right decisions. The prickly fleshy trunks absorb the harmful blue rays emitted by computers or televisions. The cactus will grow well on south and east windows. Care for him consists in daily moderate watering in the summer and reduced in the cold season to once every 15 days.

Dracaena

Dracaena are not poisonous and help their owners by neutralizing dangerous chemical combinations such as formaldehyde. A flower planted in a room with linoleum on the floor will clear the air of the benzene that releases the coating. Dracaena improves the emotional state of a person, restores peace of mind, helps to get rid of headaches and toothaches.

Dracaena look beautiful, reminiscent of tropical palms, like a bush with many branches, trees with branched or several trunks. They look unusual with two-, three-color leaves, gray or burgundy foliage.

Dracaena is easy to care for. It painlessly tolerates mild drought, but dies when water stagnates. Be sure to periodically clean the leaves from dust. In summer, it is good to expose the pot to fresh air, in partial shade. In winter – arrange a dracaena once every 1-2 weeks a warm shower.

Kalanchoe

These are hardy plants that can be planted and grown easily at home. Kalanchoe with beautiful small flowers will decorate any room. The green pet does not like bright lighting and grows well on the western and eastern windows.

In winter, he needs to extend daylight hours to 12 hours. Watering with warm, soft, settled water is best done through a pan, avoiding moisture on the stems. If the earth ball dries out, the leaves will fall off.

There are more than 200 types of Kalanchoe. In the art of Feng Shui, they are used to correct the energy field. One flower in a pot is enough, and the negative energy will go away, and the vital energy will increase.

Kalanchoe purifies the air of microorganisms, improves immunity. If the room doctor grows in your room, then the risk of contracting viral diseases for you will be significantly reduced.

Lemon tree

There are fruit plants that can be grown at home. One of them is the lemon tree. This tree, growing up to 1.5 m in height, will surely please you with useful fragrant fruits. A native of Southeast Asia, the lemon tree does well indoors. It is easy to provide him with proper care. Enough to create diffused sunlight. It is optimal to grow and keep the plant on the south side of the house.

A lemon tree can be grown from seed planted in a pot, but it will take a long time. The tree is useful, it maintains a comfortable microclimate. Leaves emit phytoncides – volatile substances that positively affect the emotional state, mood of people and strengthen their immune system.

Bamboo

Do you know what exotic plant is easy to grow at home in a pot? Give preference to the evergreen indoor bamboo – Sander’s dracaena.

Its slender stems twist into unusual spirals of various sizes, giving the room an enigmatic air. Bamboo will grow no higher than a meter and may bloom with white flowers. The talisman tree will bring happiness, prosperity, health to the house.

Bamboo grows well in a container of water or potting soil, in a well-lit, warm place, away from heaters. Water must be changed completely once a week. Watering is carried out as the soil dries. The temperature regime should be + 13- + 30∞С. By removing side shoots from the stem, you can give the tree any shape.

Monstera

Some people think that this flower should not be included in the list of indoor plants for growing at home. They justify such a judgment by the fact that the monster cannot be kept indoors. In fact, it is not poisonous, absolutely safe, interesting.

Aerial roots are located on the trunk, because monstera is a liana that grows up to 5 m. Huge leaves with beautiful cuts can reach one meter in diameter. Before the rain, drops of water, “tears”, should appear on them. So excess liquid exits through the tunnels along the edges of the sheet.

Monstera should be kept in diffused light or partial shade. Temperature in summer – 20-23∞С, in winter – 16-18∞С. Watering should be done so that the soil does not dry out. To increase the humidity of the air, the monstera must often be sprayed with warm water, wipe the leaves with a damp sponge and polish.

Anthurium

It is called the flamingo flower and male happiness. It symbolizes strength, courage, love and passion. Luxurious flowers of red, white, pink, purple and black color shine like varnished and delight the eye almost all year round.

Rules for growing anthurium:

  • Watering after the earthen clod dries out.
  • Better underfill than overfill.
  • Pruning leaves when yellow spots appear.
  • Temperature range +18-+28 degrees.
  • Bright lighting without direct sunlight.

Spathiphyllum

There are “female” plants should be kept at home. The main one is spathiphyllum, popularly called women’s happiness. It delights with white beautiful flowers and benefits by purifying the air in the house. Growing it in a pot is easy. Leaves and buds on long stems grow directly from the ground.

Spathiphyllum needs soft diffused light, moisture and frequent watering, combined with spraying or rubbing the leaves with a damp sponge. Water is better to defend in advance during the night. Touch the ground. If the top is dry, it’s time to water.

Yucca

Which slow growing perennial plant should I choose to grow at home? Indoor yucca is a compact small tree. In nature, it grows in arid regions, therefore it is undemanding to watering. It is carried out when the soil dries well to a depth of 3 cm, approximately once a week – 10 days.

With excess moisture, the tips of the leaf blades become dark. Yucca well perceives and loves the direct rays of the sun. It is better to plant it on the south side of the house. Dust from the sheets should be cleaned regularly with a soft, damp cloth.

Violet

Which flowering plants are often planted at home. The modest saintpaulia or uzambar violet blooms all year round. The color of flowers occupies a huge palette of tones, shades. It should be planted in a small pot and kept on a window facing west or east. For flowering, air humidity at the level of 55-60% is important, therefore capillary watering is the most rational.

When watering, do not allow water to get on the leaves, stems, growing point, so it is better to do it through the pan. After 40-45 minutes, the excess liquid is drained. The soil in the pot should not be wet. Overflow is detrimental to the root system of violets.

Strelitzia

This luxurious indoor flower is the closest relative of the banana. Strelitzia is called the “bird of paradise” for the resemblance of its bright colors to a bird’s head, decorated with an intricate crest. It is easy to plant and grow, but requires conditions close to natural to bloom.

Strelitzia can be kept on any window except the north one. In order for flowering to begin in spring, from late November to February, it must be in a dormant period. The pot is placed in a bright, cool place, reducing watering to a minimum. The earth ball should be wet only in depth.

Ivy

What kind of decorative and deciduous indoor plants to keep at home for interior decoration? Hedera is the favorite flower of florist designers. Beautiful hanging stems with spectacularly colored leaves look chic on the walls.