Cheap Modern Planters to Grow Your Houseplant Addiction

If you love houseplants and mid-century modern style, then you know the struggle of trying to find cheap modern planters for growing your urban jungle.

I lamented about this struggle in my kitchen refresh article last year. There have always been beautiful expensive planter options, but not a lot of options on the lower end of the buying spectrum.

But those of us on a budget love clean lines, too!

When you have a houseplant addiction (how can you say no to that new variegated pothos at Home Depot??), you need to find cheap planters. I’m with you.

Luckily, I’m happy to report that the market has finally caught up. Today I’m sharing a list of affordable modern planters plus my strategy to help you grow your indoor garden with style on a budget.

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Cheap Modern Planters That You’ll Love

The following affordable modern planters will add instant style to your home. I have and love these first four planters. The rest are on my potential shopping list for the next time I “need” a new special planter.

If you’re looking for sweet gift ideas, you could add a houseplant to any one of these as a thoughtful housewarming or holiday gift.

Modern white plastic planter
Dark gray modern planter
Avocado green houseplant pot
Mini mid-century modern bullet planter
Pink modern cylindrical planters
Modern hanging planter
Mid-century style speckled planter
Blue modern flower pot
Modern wire frame houseplant pot
Mid-century modern copper houseplant pot

Smart Strategy for Collecting Modern Planters

As a gardener on a budget, you need to strategize. I recommend finding a cheap 8-inch planter and buying it in bulk for the majority of your plant collection. Then add a few impact plants in special planters over time.

I use this one as my bulk planter. It has a simple profile with clean lines, so it fits perfectly with any modern decor, and it’s affordable and made in America.

Simple white modern planters

You can get this planter in multiple sizes online. The 8-inch is a good size for most of your average houseplants. Having multiples of a simple planter will help give a cohesive feel to your indoor garden.

My Planter Collection

The ceramic fluted planter adds geometric interest in my dining room and pairs well with my basic white planters.

Mid-century modern planters collection

This little black bullet planter is the newest in my collection. I was so surprised by the quality, especially for the price. The legs are sturdy iron, and the pot itself is a thick hard plastic.

Affordable mini mid-century modern bullet planter

While my basement bathroom is still a work in progress, I love how this bullet planter gives it a little bit of interest!

The tall avocado-colored planter is perfect for a bigger houseplant. I have three of these: one for a split leaf philodendron, one for a large aloe and one for a large snake plant.

Colorful mid-century modern planters and marshmallow couch

The avocado planter looks pretty with a mid-century modern color scheme, and it pairs well with bullet planters (these large bullet planters aren’t cheap, but you may be able to find them used).

It also easily pops into a plant stand for extra impact.

Mod asymmetrical planter in mid-century modern plant stand

Related: See the ultimate guide to mid-century modern decor

Quick Formula for Modern Planter Style

One surefire way to modernize your planters is to put a few of them in mid-century plant stands. Make sure you get the correct (or slightly wider) size stand for your planter.

Here are a few affordable plant stands to give you that high style look.

Modern cylindrical planter in wood plant stand
Space age style plant stand
Modern plant stand

You could also try making a DIY plant stand like this beauty…the author promises it’s super easy to make!

As you grow your urban jungle, make sure to check out my best tips for keeping those houseplants alive.


2 thoughts on “Cheap Modern Planters to Grow Your Houseplant Addiction”

  1. “Mid-century planters rock!” (Prentice wanted me to do that quote for him! As you know, I am just as bad or worse than you at being a “plant collector” or have a plant addiction. I can’t resist buying a plant or two just about everytime we visit Lowes or Home Depot. I also tend to rescue some on the “sad, dying, discount area”. Love your planters and plant stands you own and also the ones on your “want” and “wish” list..Great mid-century choices! We buy most of ours at Lowes and Home depot (found some this summer that look like wrapped rope ..very cool.) We also get some at Star Nursery which is big here in Vegas.

    • Haha, thanks Judy and Prentice! Yes I love rescuing discount plants, too. The little one we found for 30 cents in September is doing great! It has been fun slowly building up the collection. But I always need more! 😀


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