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Our Favorite Cheap Planters Start at Just $3

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If you’re looking to start a home garden, you’re going to need some planter pots. But sometimes planters can be expensive, and we don’t all have a money tree growing in our backyard. Plus, we’d probably need a pot for it. Or at least some extra dirt.

That’s why I made a list of my favorite cheap planters. Whether you need something for the outdoors or an extra large planter for your Fiddle-leaf fig, these cheap planters offer a variety of creative solutions that won’t destroy your budget. Plus, gardening has proven beneficial for mental and physical health, so why not make it accessible to everyone? Now all you need to do is grab some free seeds and you’ll be set for the April showers that bring May flowers.

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Our Favorite Indoor Cheap Planters

1. Indoor/Outdoor Self-Watering Planter

This pot (Target, $3) is made from durable, weather-resistant plastic and comes in three colors. It features a self-watering system that allows plants to receive the hydration they need without over-watering. Additionally, the pot includes a drainage plug that can be removed to allow excess water to escape. And, you can use your Target RedCard to save an extra 5%.

  • Sold at: Target
  • Lowest price in 12 months: $3 at Target

“Great product! Looks great as well and super cost friendly!” — Target reviewer.

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2. Mainstays Resin Self-watering Planter

This planter (Walmart, $3.48) is a sturdy pot made from white resin. It measures 9 inches by 8.53 inches, making it a great option for medium-sized plants.

  • Sold at: Walmart
  • Lowest price in 12 months: $3.48 at Walmart

“Love the sleek design and they seem really durable.” — Walmart reviewer.


3. Wall Decor Planters

If you have plants that tend to drape over the side of other pots, consider this wall-hanging planter (Five Below, $7). You can choose from white, black, or pink to match your style.

  • Sold at: Five Below
  • Lowest price in 12 months: $7 at Five Below

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4. Mainstays Ceramic Green Leaves Planter

This round planter (Walmart, $9.81) features a white base with green leaf patterns, a perfect match for your plants. It has a small drainage hole in the bottom. Even better, it’s currently on sale!

  • Sold at: Walmart
  • Lowest price in 12 months: $4.97 at Walmart

“The various green-painted leaf motifs are a lovely touch. Small rubber feet help prevent slippage and surface damage when placed on a counter surface or desktop.” — Walmart reviewer.

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The Best Outdoor Cheap Planters

5. The HC Companies 7″ Sedona Planter

This planter (Amazon, $3.99) features a classic cottage-style design with a white finish and a self-watering basin. Though its price remains pretty stable, you can sometimes buy it used for a dollar less.

“I could not be happier with the sturdiness of these planters.” — Amazon reviewer.


6. Rectangular Dura Cotta Window Box

For those in apartments, a window box is a space-saving way to garden. We love that despite being made from durable resin, this window box (Target, $11.99) features a textured finish that mimics the look of natural clay.

“Well made, sturdy, nice design.” — Target reviewer.

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7. Dirt Pot 5 Gal. Portable Planter

Made from durable, BPA-free plastic, this planter (Amazon, $12.84) is lightweight and easy to move. And, it’s flexible enough to be shaped to fit any space. It’s also breathable and regulates plant temperatures, making it a good choice for outdoor plants.

“I have several of these pots and only one handle on one of the pots broke, but what can you expect it is full of compacted soil?” — Amazon reviewer.


Our Fave XL Planters

8. Venezia 24 in Vintage Planter Pot

We love the vintage copper finish on this planter (Home Depot, $24.98). Plus, it measures 24 inches in diameter, making it a great option for large-sized plants and giving that trendy oversized look.

  • Sold at: Home Depot
  • Lowest price in 12 months: $24.98 at Home Depot

“Great price, and looks great!” — Home Depot reviewer.


9. Red Shed Plastic Whiskey Barrel Planter

For a more rustic aesthetic, consider this planter (Tractor Supply, $24.99). It has a realistic whiskey barrel appearance despite being made of lightweight and weather-resistant plastic. With a 25-inch diameter, it can hold a substantial amount of soil and plants.

  • Sold at: Tractor Supply
  • Lowest price in 12 months: $24.99 at Tractor Supply

“This barrel is well built. Good quality product. The price is very decent too.” — Tractor Supply reviewer.


10. Smart Pot Fabric Planter

This planter (Smart Pots, $36.59) is a flexible, lightweight, and reusable container made of breathable fabric that promotes healthy plant growth. And, it comes in sizes as large as 100 gallons (talk about XL). Plus, its unique design allows air to flow through the fabric, preventing roots from becoming root-bound and promoting overall plant health.

“These are easily the best pots I’ve purchased.” — Amazon reviewer.

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