14 Best Minimalist Plant Pots (and plants) For Contemporary Style Homes

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Plants are an excellent way to bring harmony and character to your living space. Whether it be an orchid or a small grass garden, having plants can make your living area feel more authentic and inviting.

This is most certainly true for contemporary, minimalist living spaces.

However, having the right plant pots and vases in your living space as well as the right plants is important. Clunky and mismatched plant pots can be beautiful in their own way but not necessarily in a modern minimalist living space. Clean looking plant pots are ideal in this context.

Here you can discover the best minimalist plant pots and terrariums for contemporary and modern style homes as well as some of the best minimalist house plants to accompany them. 

Plant pots

 

Rivet Mid-Century Ceramic Planter with Iron Stand 

Rivet Mid-Century Ceramic Planter with Iron Stand 9.1"H, Green

With its two-toned color dynamic, this plant pot has subtle artistic qualities that any contemporary minimalist would appreciate.

One of the best parts of this plant pot is that it comes with a compatible stand which elegantly compliments the pot.

You have the color choices of beige and salmon, green, dark brown and white.

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Greenaholics Succulent Plant Pots

Greenaholics Succulent Plant Pots - 3 Inch Ceramic Cylindrical Containers, Small Cactus Planters, Flower Pots with Drainage Hole, Bamboo Tray, Set of 2, White

Plant pots like these are perfect for plants and shrubs on the small size. By purchasing a few of these little pots, you can decorate each room of the house with a single delicate shrub in every pot.

One of the best parts of these little pots is that each one comes with a little bamboo tray. These bamboo trays look good aesthetically for one and they also prevent water from draining to the ground as well.

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TIMEYARD Plant Pots Indoor Set of 2

TIMEYARD Plant Pots Indoor Set of 2, White Ceramic 6in Planters for Flowers, Succulents, with Gold and Grey Detailing, Mid Century Modern Home Garden Decor

Slightly more ornamental but not overly embellished, these plant pots are excellent for any modern indoor home garden.

The larger pot is tri-colored with a white top, gray bottom and a golden ring around the center. The smaller pot is two-toned with the elegant gold color on the top third of the vase and white ceramic on the lower part of the vase.

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MyGift Set of 3 Rustic Clay Wall-Hanging Mini Planters

MyGift Set of 3 Rustic Clay Wall-Hanging Mini Planters

Slightly more unique in design, these three wall hanging planter cups will certainly add character to your living space. These pots almost look like little hanging buckets that can be draped against the window, coat or key racks or another creative spot.

These little hangers are perfect for ornamental little flowers or shrubs.

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Succulent Planter Stand with Plant Pot

Succulent Planter Stand with Plant Pot, 5" H Modern Minimalist Indoor White Ceramic Flower Pot with Triangle Metal Holder for Succulents Mini Cactus Air Plants Herb Fern Bonsai by Ebristar - Small

With its unique design, this stand and pot are great for modern indoor space. The pot is aesthetically pleasing but the tripod style stand is really what brings this set to life. The stand gives off the illusion that the pot almost defying gravity which gives the setup nice artistic qualities.

The stand and pot are perfect to put on your desk, or window sill.

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Flexzion 10 Inch Rectangular Ceramic Succulent Planter Pot

Flexzion 10 Inch Rectangular Ceramic Succulent Planter Pot - Cactus Herb Flower Container Window Box Holder with Removable Drip Tray Base for Tabletop Desktop Indoor Outdoor Home Office Garden (Red)

Made of ceramic, this rectangular planter is perfect for fitting a few little shrubs or cacti in a row. The sleek black color option would look particularly stunning with vibrant colored greenery stemming from the top.

Of course, this pot also comes with a drip tray to collect all of the excess water that drains to the bottom. The pot is also large enough so that you can fill it with a considerable amount of soil and deep-rooted plants.

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Succulent Planter,OAMCEG 2.75 inch Succulent Plant Pots

Succulent Planter,OAMCEG 2.75 inch Succulent Plant Pots,Set of 6 White Ceramic Succulent Cactus Planter Pots with Bamboo Tray(Plants NOT Included)

This six pack of planters pots are excellent to place around various nooks of your house. The unique hexagon shapes are beautifully aesthetic, particularly with the wood bamboo platforms. In addition, these pots are compact enough so that they are perfect for cacti and other small shrubs.

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Sea Star 11.1×2.36×1.77inch Long Rectangular Modern Minimalist White Ceramic Succulent Planter Pot

Sea Star 11.1x2.36x1.77inch Long Rectangular Modern Minimalist White Ceramic Succulent Planter Pot with Saucer for Office,Desk,Window.

This planter pot is perfect for any zen style minimalist living space. The unique aspect of this pot is that it is particularly long- almost like a tray. Of course, this makes this planter pot great for displaying many small pieces of greenery back to back with each other. In addition, you can simply use this pot to organize and store other small items aside from plants as well.

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Clear Glass Planter Bulb Vases with Rustic Wood & Metal Swivel Holder Stand

Clear Glass Planter Bulb Vases with Rustic Wood & Metal Swivel Holder Stand, Decorative Plant Terrarium

Bulb vases are an excellent way to give off an exquisite, decorative touch to your living space.

Essentially the glass bulb vases hang loosely on a rod fixed in between a foldable wood stand. Filled with water, these vases can grow various sprouting plants.

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Artificial Green Grass Plants in Decorative Black Wood Rectangular Planter Pot

Artificial Green Grass Plants in Decorative Black Wood Rectangular Planter Pot

Shaped sort of like a shoebox, this planter pot has a particularly modern feel to it that any minimalist could appreciate.

One unique feature of this planter pot is that it comes with two free faux grass plants as well. You simply need to pot these plants in the small pebbles that come with the set and voila- you have your self potted plants.

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TIMEYARD Woven Cotton Rope Plant Basket for 10″ Flower Pot 

TIMEYARD Woven Cotton Rope Plant Basket for 10" Flower Pot Floor Indoor Planters, 11” x 11” Storage Basket Organizer Modern Home Decor, Black and White Stripes

Handmade with woven cotton rope, this plant pot has a slightly more cozy feel than others. However, given its subtle qualities, it is still a great plant pot for any modern minimalist.

On the slightly large size, this is a ten-inch diameter pot can support even tree-like plants and shrubs. 

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Terrariums

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NCYP Modern Tabletop Black Glass Geometric Terrarium Container 

NCYP Modern Tabletop Black Glass Geometric Terrarium Container Window Sill Decor Flower Pot Balcony Planter DIY Display Box for Succulent Fern Moss Air Plants Miniature Fairy Garden Gift (No Plants)

Terrariums are another excellent way to stylishly display your plant collection. Whether it be cacti or other small shrubs, keeping them enclosed in glass like this is an excellent modern way to decorate your living space.

This terrarium is beautifully made from metal outlined pentagons with glass filling the space in-between.

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Potting Shed Larg Terrarium

Large TerrariumThis terrarium is perfect to put on display on the kitchen table or countertop.

At about 10 inches long, it is larger than many other miniature terrariums. However, the elongated shape gives moss or other plants plenty of space to grow and fill out the glass to create a natural looking, yet elegantly modern decoration.  

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NCYP Indoor Tabletop Irregular Glass Terrarium

NCYP 9.8inches Height Indoor Tabletop Irregular Glass Geometric Air Plants Terrarium Box Desktop Display Planter Succulent Holder Flower Pot for Fern Moss DIY

Built to somewhat taller than it is wide, this terrarium is excellent for succulents, air plants, and cacti that have more upward growth.

If terrariums are your plant container of choice, it may nice to have a few short, enclosed terrariums as well as a few relatively taller ones best fit for taller plants. This can add for more variety in the way you display your plants if you choose to have a large selection of plants on display.

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Best minimalist house plants

What good is a contemporary style plant pot if it doesn’t accompany a minimalist style house plant?

When it comes to finding the perfect house plant for your contemporary living space, there are a few characteristics of the ideal house plant that you need to look for. 

First of all, the house plant needs to look good for the minimalist style space that it resides. This means that the plant must look neat, well kept and generally subtle yet aesthetically pleasing. In turn, plants that grow wildly with leaves and stems draping over the sides of the pot probably would too messy and cluttered for your clean and simple living space. 

Secondly, low maintenance plants are also ideal. One of the key characteristics of minimalist living spaces is that they are designed to eliminate clutter and unnecessary distractions from your life. In turn, making sure that your house plants of choice don’t need to be watered super frequently or set in specific lighting or humidity conditions is important. 

Ficus Elastica

 

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Ficus Elastica, also known as the rubber tree is a type of fig native to South Asia. Given that this house plant can grow to be large in size, it’s excellent to put in a corner where it won’t take up too much walking space.

Snake plant

 

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Sansevieria trifasciata or snake plant is a plant native to West Africa.

Snake plant is a uniquely beautiful plant given that it looks like a few clustered plus-sized blades of grass.

However, by far the coolest characteristic of this plant is that it is one of the most passive houseplants you can find. The time and effort needed to maintain this plant is next to nothing.

Bonsai tree

 

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The bonsai tree is a small tree native to eastern Asia. Despite the fact that this plant is considered to be a tree, it is unique in that it often only stand about a foot tall at most.

These quaint little trees are extremely popular among the Japanese and in turn, these trees are often prominent decorations in meditation rooms and minimalist living spaces.

Bamboo

 

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Bamboo, as most people know is native to most Asian countries, and comes in a wide variety.

However many people don’t know that it also makes for an excellent house plant. If you want to bring a little bit of zen ambiance to your living space, bamboo is the perfect house plant for you.

Cacti

 

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Caci, native to pretty much any hot and dry regions, are excellent house plants to have especially for minimalist style homes. In fact, cacti are some of the most low maintenance plants you can find. 

After all, cactuses can survive weeks on end without a drop of water which makes them incredibly easy to take care of.

Cast-Iron-plant

 

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Aspidistra elatior, or the cast-iron-plant is a lovely house plant native to Japan and Taiwan.

What makes this plant so appealing for minimalist style homes is its simple and unflamboyant appearance. This plant doesn’t have any crazy colors to it, nor does it have any wonky looking flowers coming out of it. It is really a simple and unassuming plant fit for pretty much any minimalist living space.

Aloe vera

 

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Aloe vera, well known for its medicinal properties is native to the Arabian Peninsula and other tropical climates around the world.

The plant typically does not grow to be extremely large in size which makes it perfect to put in a small pot and place upon a window sill or bookshelf

Paddle plant

 

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Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, or the paddle plant is a unique looking house plant native to some regions of Africa.

Although this plant comes in a few different varieties, one of the most popular types grows green with red color around the edges of each leaf. Another characteristic that sets this plant apart from many others is that the leaves tend to fan out at the ends instead of forming the typical pointed leaf shape.

Madagascar dragon tree

 

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Dracaena Marginata, or the Madagascar dragon tree is native to Madagascar as you can probably imagine. It is one of the most popular house plants due to its low maintenance.

This house plant is known for it’s spiky, flair like leaves. Given that this type of plant can grow to be a few feet tall it is best for a corner or other closed off space.

Succulents

 

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Succulents are plants that typically are thicker and more “fleshy” than most house plants in order to retain water.

These plants come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. However, they can be excellent decorative plants given that they often are small in size and often are ornamental in quality.

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