Where to Buy Large Planters
It seems like everyone is getting into indoor plants during quarantine, myself included. There are a lot of places to buy plants from – I ordered a snake plant and a meyer lemon tree through direct messaging a local plant shop on Instagram – but finding pots to house large plants is a much more challenging feat.
I love West Elm and Crate & Barrel, but I couldn’t bring myself to shelling out over $350 for two planters. So instead, I did as I always do, and scoured the internet and Instagram for some great finds.
My planter criteria was as follows:
- At least 10″ in dimension
- Offers delivery or pickup in Toronto
- Suitable for indoors (i.e. no drainage hole or a drainage hole with a tray)
- Less expensive than what I was finding at West Elm and Crate & Barrel
Check out my favourites below & please let me know if I am missing your local spots. I’d love to add them to my list!
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Favourite Large Planter Finds
I ended up purchasing my planters from Dynasty. They have a good selection of clean, modern planters and they even sort the planter section of their website by size.
Dynasty also sells plants, so you can do all of your shopping in one place.
They now offer both pickup (from their location on Ossington) and delivery.
Common House Studio
If you’re looking for a planter with a pop of colour, Common House Studio is your spot! Their modern planters are hand painted in Welland, Ontario (near Niagara) and each planter is available in a variety of sizes.
Common House Studio has such beautiful products that I had a hard time even selecting a photo to include here (the cover photo for this post is also Common House Studio – I couldn’t pick just one!). Seriously, go check them out!
They offer pickup and delivery, and have a great FAQ section on their website to help answer all of your indoor plant questions.
Merchant of York
They offer same day delivery within Toronto for orders made before 2PM.
I have had the pleasure of perusing inside Stôk Floral pre-quarantine. They recently opened their doors again and I strongly encourage you to pop by – they have a huge variety of flowers, plants and planters and everything inside is stunning.
Although they don’t have an online shop, you can call, email or stop by and they will walk you through their options. Check out their Instagram posts and stories for a sneak peak into some of their inventory. Pricing for a 10″ planter starts at $64.
Urban Gardener, located in the Junction, has been helping people bring their plant dreams to life for 5 years. They don’t have an online store, but their available products are featured in the saved stories section of their Instgram (hint: check the series titled “Big Plants”).
They’re currently offering curbside pickup and delivery. Check their Instagram for how to order.
Hook & Stem
Hook & Stem is Toronto-based and they sell their planters via Etsy. Their beautiful mid-century modern planters sit on wooden stands.
They offer free shipping on planter & stand purchases.
V de V
VdeV Maison first open their doors in Montreal in 2012. They opened their second location on Ossington (in Toronto) a year later. I happened to stumble upon this shop a few years ago, and it has quickly become one of my favourites. They sell home goods in vintage and industrial styles.
VdeV has pickup and delivery options available, and they’re also happy to ship items from their other stores (linked on their website).
Article recently added two styles of terrazzo planters to their website and I am so excited! I love Article – they are based in Vancouver and sell their products directly from the manufacturer to the consumer, which enables you to get great quality products at a cheaper price.
Their planters ship by courier for $19.
As far as large planters go, Elte Market may not have a big selection, but this pink one sure is cute!
They’re offering delivery or appointment-based pickup from their Castlefield Design District location (read the Shipping page of their website for more information).
Tonic Living is a family-run home goods shop in Toronto. These baskets provide a creative way to house your plants and other living room accessories. Note that once they’re out of stock, they won’t be replenishing, but Tonic Living does have other baskets available.
They’re offering delivery or appointment-based pickup from their location (near Eglinton and O’Connor Drive).
The Flower Project
The Flower Project sells a variety of plants and planters. You can purchase plants with a pot, or buy them individually. You’ll find many of their planter options if you click through the plant section of their website (each plant has a couple of pots that you can purchase with it), or you can contact them directly for their full inventory.
They offer delivery within the GTA.
Geoponics is an online retailer, based out of Mississauga. This 10″ ceramic, olive green is a steal of a deal at $35!
GeoPonics also sells plants, and they outline each plant’s “likes”, “dislikes”, watering & feeding requirements, and health benefits, helping you pick out the best plant for your home.
They’re currently offering delivery, while some larger orders may require pickup.
Although The Bay is typically not a retailer that carries a lot of plant accessories, they currently have a great sale on this terrazzo planter!
They’re offering pickup & delivery.
It can sometimes feel like you’re searching for a needle in a haystack on Amazon, so I’ve done the digging for you and have summarized a few of their best large planters.
Their collection from Novelty Mfg Co is simple and well-priced. This specific pot comes in black and white, and several different sizes.
This pale green, ceramic planter with an iron stand will add some lovely soft colour to your home.
This basket weave planter can serve dual purpose and house your living room blankets in case you accidentially kill your plant! Just kidding – I’m sure you won’t kill it.
West Elm, Crate & Barrel, CB2
I can’t completely leave out stores like West Elm, Crate & Barrel and CB2. They have beautiful products and you can often get a decent deal if you watch out for one of their sales.
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