The Nunhead Gardener

Pots / Containers


Pots & Holders

Well placed plants can transform your home, bringing character, structure and serenity to any room. However, picking the right pot is almost as important as choosing the right plant. One key factor to consider is drainage.

Most houseplants don't like standing in water, so your pot should have a hole at the bottom to allow water to escape. If you choose an indoor pot without drainage holes, it's best to keep the plant in its original plastic container, placing it inside your chosen decorative pot on a layer of gravel or small saucer.

With dozens of indoor pots to choose from, in a wide variety of styles and colours, we're sure to have the right one for you.

The joy of a garden is being able to share it with others
— Unknown

Whether you're looking for a small pot to suit a cute, spiky cacti or a large container to house a sumptuous succulent, we'll do our best to find the right one for you. 

Equally, if you're looking for a new houseplant and a pot to show it off, we'll be delighted to go through your options. Nearly all our houseplants are sold separate to their containers so you can mix and match, finding the right combination to suit your style. 

To give you inspiration, our gardeners like to display our indoor plants in appropriate pots. However feel free to swap them around to create something truly individual and to your liking. 

Generally speaking, the size of the pot should match the size of the plant.  

For some plants, bigger is always better. But other plants can go into shock if they suddenly find they have a lot more room than before.

On the other hand, plants that are too large for their container can not only look out of proportion, they can also quickly become pot bound. This is when the roots fill up the whole pot, causing stunted growth or sometimes unbalancing the plant so that it can easily topple over.