When it comes to plant hobbies, it can get expensive. With quarantine and more people are working from home now, plants are a hot commodity.
I see having plants in the apartment as something that I can decorate the place with. Personally, I’m not really a fan of a jungle vibe apartment. I see plants more as decorative things that add to the space not take over the space if that makes sense. That’s why I’m being more selective at what I allow to my space keeping in mind the lighting condition. I live in the Pacific Northwest and travel a lot of the time.
You can follow me on my plant Instagram to peek at my collection as well as my plant shop reviews. In this blog post, I am sharing with you all about my plant supplies including plant pots, soil, fertilizer, and more!
Decorative Plant Pots
My go-to place for cute planters and pots are West Elm, CB2, Amazon, local plant shops, and nurseries. I often do road trips to Portland, so I always make an excuse to stop my local plant shops and West Elm store there to pick up planters and supplies since there’s no sale tax.
- Mid-Century Turned Wood Tabletop Planters – White (I have the Large one, 7 in diameter x 6 in height)
- Mid-Century Turned Wood Planters – Solid White (I have the Wide version, 14.2 in diameter x 11 in height)
- Mid-Century Turned Wood Planters – White & Gold (I have this one in the Tall version)
- Ceramic Indoor/Outdoor Wallscape Planters (I have two white ones in 4 in and 6 in size)
- Ceramic Plant Pots with Drainage Hole and Saucer, set of 3 4+5.5+6.6 in
- Ceramic Planters with Drainage Hole & Saucer, set of 2 5.7 + 4.8 in
- Set of 2 – 3.5 Inch Small Cylinder Ceramic Pots with Saucers
- Set of 3 – 4.2+5.2+6.2 inch Glazed Plant Pots with Connected Saucers
- Metal Dundee Table Top Small Planter – Short Plant Stand – Tall Plant Stand (I have the short plant stand that goes with the planter as a set. Not sure if Crate & Barrel will bring that particular size back. But these Dundee metal planters with legs are great! So sleek and well-made)
I also love these plastic self-watering pots from Target as they’re so affordable and great to use for bigger plants. They come in 8″, 12″, and 16″.
It’s up to you to use them as planters alone, but I personally don’t like the look of plastic pots. I’d repot my medium-sized to larger plants into these self-watering pots and put them into nicer terracotta or ceramic decorative pots.
With regular nursery pots that the plants come with, water might seep through and ruin the pretty pots. My solution is to use a self-watering pot. It’s not anything that high-tech, and no, they will not water your plants! It has the bottom saucer attached with holes for the water to drain, and that will help to prevent root rot and ruined pots.
Potting Soil & Amendments
For potting soils and amendments, I generally just go to a local plant shop or nursery to pick them up. They’re heavy and bulky, so shipping can be pricy! Most of my local plant shops carry the E.B.Stone brand, and that’s the reason why they’re in my list. Because I make my own soil mix, I don’t worry too much about the brands as long as stuff are organic.
- E.B. Stone Organic Edna’s Best Potting Soil
- E.B. Stone Organics Earthworm Castings
- E.B. Stone Cactus & Succulent Mix
- E.B. Stone Organics Orchid Mix (for my hoyas)
- E.B. Stone Organics Volcanic Pumice
- E.B. Stone Organics Charcoal
- Uni-Gro Orchid Bark
- Coconut Coir Block of Soilless Media
- Spaghnum Moss
- Alaska Liquid Fish Fertilizer (I dilute this down a lot and water it with most of my tropical plants! Be careful because this stuff is strong and smelly!)
- Espoma Liquid Plant Food, Natural & Organic Succulent & Cactus Plant Food
- Neem Oil
- Watering Can Indoor Small Stainless Steel Long Spout
- Ulta-fine Plant Mister – plastic
- VELCRO Garden Tape – I use this to tape/train the plants to grow upright on a pole.
- Propagation Test tube Wood Stand Rack of 3
- LEVOIT Humidifiers for Bedroom, 4L Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
- Bellingham C5371S The Bamboo Gardener Work Gloves
- Grow Lights (I currently have two of these hanging off the ceiling.)
- Extension Hanging Lantern Cord Cable, 2-Pack 20ft
- Kasa Smart HS103P3 Plug by TP-Link, Smart Home Wi-Fi Outlet – I use this to set timer for my grow lights. There’s an app that you can download and set up timer on there, super convenient.
- 6 ft. Green Colored Heavy Duty Sturdy Stakes
- Plant Prop 18 in. H x 1.50 in. W (I use this to stake up some of my small plants, works for smaller 4- 6 in pots)
- Black Iron Curved Plant Bracket (to hang my macrame plant hangers)
This is not my complete list, and I will come back and update this as I go with photos of my plants in their planters. So check back often!