The 9 Best Plants to plant in your Pots.


Potted plants are great for any space, from your kitchen window to your patio. They add color and life to an otherwise empty space, and they’re easy to care for. But what if you don’t have a green thumb? Not to worry! This list will help you choose the best plants for pots so you can make sure they stay healthy and full-looking all year long.


Calibrachoa is a trailing plant and it’s an excellent choice for hanging baskets, containers and window boxes.

It grows well in shade or partial shade and blooms freely throughout the summer with little care. The plants can be used as ground cover in shady areas of your garden or patio area, or you may choose to grow them in hanging baskets for added color around the patio or on a balcony.

Sweet potato vine

Sweet potato vine is a climbing, twining vine that will grow vigorously on trellises, fences and even up trees. This fast-growing plant produces clusters of large heart-shaped leaves that are dark green with silver undersides.

Sweet potato vine can be grown in containers or hanging baskets as well as outdoors in the garden where it will cover arbors and pergolas beautifully. It is a good choice for beginners because it requires little maintenance and is very easy to grow.


Geraniums are great plants for beginners. They are easy to grow, require little maintenance and they like to be planted in sunny spaces. You can also have them in pots or hanging baskets. The most popular geranium varieties include:

  • Hardy Geraniums (Garden) – Grow well in cool climates without much care.
  • Geraniums with Large Flowers – Very colorful flowers will make your garden pop!
  • Moss Leaf Geranium (Cultivar) – This plant has beautiful purple leaves that turn copper when touched by the sun.


Petunias are one of the most popular annuals, and they’re easy to grow. They have a lush growth habit that works well in hanging baskets, window boxes, and flower beds. Petunias also make great houseplants; they come in an array of colors and have a sweet scent that will brighten up your home.

Some petunias are more heat tolerant than others—check with your local nursery staff to find out which types are best suited for your region’s growing conditions so that you can avoid disappointment later on when your plant fails to thrive even though it looks healthy on arrival!


Salvia is a genus of flowering plants with approximately 900 species. It is a member of the mint family, Lamiaceae. The plants have a wide range of growth habit and are found from desert environments to rainforests.[1] The flowers may be purple to blue or white, though coloration is highly variable between species.[2][3] The square stems are often upright, but some tend to trail over the ground; others grow as woody shrubs. Flowering may occur throughout most of the year depending on location.[4] Salvia divinorum (a hallucinogenic variety) has been reported in Oaxaca state[5], Mexico since ancient times.

Vinca minor vine

Vinca minor is a good-looking plant that does well in hanging baskets and pots. It can be planted in sun or shade and will thrive in dry, moist soil. Vinca minor prefers partial shade though, so if you have a lot of hot sun coming through your windows during the summer months, you may want to give it some extra time to rest between watering sessions.

Vinca is also one of the few plants that can handle being under water for extended times without being damaged or killed (only 4 hours at a time). So if you have an area where your water tends to pool up during rainstorms or other periods of high precipitation, this may be the perfect choice!


Pansies are a perennial plant that belongs to the Violaceae family. They grow in clusters of colorful flowers and are often used as garden bedding plants. They’re also popular for weddings and other special events because they come in so many different colors!

Pansy plants are low maintenance, but they do require some care if you want them to stay healthy and vibrant throughout the year. It’s important that you keep your pansy plant well-watered during hot months since its roots can dry out quickly if deprived of water for too long – especially if it’s planted outdoors where temperatures fluctuate more frequently than indoors during summer months when air conditioning keeps room temperatures comfortable throughout most days (and nights).

Pansy flowers should be watered every day until their roots fill all available spaces within their container (or pot) with soil; once this happens, watering frequency should decrease slightly until fall when cooler weather arrives again around Thanksgiving time each year – this may mean watering as little as once per week depending on how much sun exposure your container receives during summertime hours when temperatures tend rise above 90 degrees Fahrenheit regularly here on Earth.”

Dwarf ornamental grasses. These can also look great in hanging baskets.

Dwarf ornamental grasses are a great choice for pots. They can be grown in the ground or in containers, and they look good with other plants as well. If you’re looking for something small that still packs a punch, this is it!

New Guinea impatiens (Impatiens hawkeri)

New Guinea impatiens (Impatiens hawkeri) is a great choice for pots. It can be grown in hanging baskets as well, but they’re especially well-suited to being planted in pots. New Guinea impatiens have broad leaves that are light green with dark spots on them. They have small white flowers that bloom from June through October and look beautiful when planted in the ground or in your container garden.

New Guinea impatiens are easy to grow, care for and propagate by cutting off pieces of the plant (using sharp pruning shears) during its growing season. Plant these cuttings into new containers filled with potting soil so they can continue to grow indoors throughout autumn and winter months when it’s not warm enough outdoors yet!

Good looking plants for pots

There are so many plants that look good in pots, but these are some of the best. They are also very easy to care for and grow well in small spaces.

  • Pothos
  • Jade Plant

These two plants are great because they come with variegated leaves that make them stand out from other regular houseplants. They’re also super easy to care for and can grow in a variety of conditions, making them perfect choices if you don’t have a green thumb or just want something that won’t require much attention on your part!


I hope you enjoyed our list of the best plants for pots. If you have any suggestions or questions, please leave a comment below! We’d love to hear from you.

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