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Branching out: 6 super-stylish alternatives to a standard plastic plant pot

Time to turn over a new leaf with your indoor greenery.

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HOUSE PLANTS DESERVE much more attention than just any old plant pot, especially because they bring such an element of life and freshness to your home. 

With the right inner container with a proper drainage system, nearly any vessel can accommodate a plant. Why not give your beloved plants a home that will add an alternative spin to your space?

This week, we took a scroll through Instagram in search of a few unique pots that will complement your greenery no end – and limit the amount of plastic in your home, too.

Let’s face it: We love the personality infused into these ceramic face pots by @jannelykkewilhelmsen. Suitable for small succulents and cacti, add your favourite plant and each one can sport a different and unique hairstyle. 

Find Janne’s creations at PotteryWilma on Etsy or look to Trouva for something a little closer to home.

Such great heights: Take a stand and house your plant in a pot on stilts that will add to its prominence in the room. @adelinesuvdal plays with height, complementing this pot with chopping boards that lean against the wall and a mirror. Ideal for the darker months, a flash of metallic will bounce any light around the room, too.

Check out Woo Design for similar options.

Make the cut: If you fancy trying your hand at propagating some of your thriving plants, simply leave them as displays while they get to work. We love these from @mesitus.nature: test-tube style glass vases that let us see the root system below before they’re ready to pot.

Marks and Spencer is your go-to for cylindrical vases.

Hang in there: Finding the right light so your plants will be happy can be a tough job with a regular old pot – this is where hanging macrame planters come in handy. @gardentradingcompany hangs them in the window for optimum sunlight throughout the day. Just make sure to read up on the specific plant you’d like to hang to ensure direct sunlight is what it needs.

Check out this hanging planter from Amara.

Go luxe: Have a particular plant that’s really your favourite? First of all, don’t tell the others. Second, make a real focal point and give it the luxury treatment by investing in a pot made from interesting material, like this leather one from @kuzitradingcompany.

Check out these fabric pots from Growshop.ie.

Basket case: @boho_interiorsbyjodieperry plays with a range of materials and different styles, proving that anything can be a plant pot with a little imagination. If you’re going the basket route, just make sure your plant container is properly drained before you pop it back into the basket to avoid any damp floors. 

This storage basket from H&M should do the trick.

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