Round Planters Size Guide and Plant Arrangement Ideas


From gently curving bowls in simple, understated designs to tall and elegantly tapering ornate vases, round planters are sure to provide a versatile and eye-catching home for your greenery, whether positioned inside or outdoors. 

Use round self watering planter to breathe new life into a restaurant patio, hotel roof terrace, store layout, or office workspace, attract more clients and customers, and stand out from your competition. Plus, with so many styles, colors, and finishes to choose from, you're sure to find the ideal large round planter pot to match your business's aesthetic. 

To help you make the most informed decision, we've compiled a list of points you should consider when purchasing a circular container, including which material to pick, tips for positioning, and the plants that grow best in them.

What Size and Style of Round Planter Should You Choose?

A good rule of thumb to guarantee you pick the correct container size is to purchase one a couple of inches larger than the plant. A pot that's too small can stunt the growth of your vegetation, while a planter that's too big holds onto moisture for longer, leaving the roots sitting in stagnant pools of water, potentially leading to mold and rot. 

It's essential to think about which container material is most suited to your landscape, such as terracotta, timber, metal, or plastic. Fiberglass planters are one of the most popular options as they are incredibly lightweight, making them cheaper to ship and easy to maneuver when you want to give your layout a refresh. They're also highly resistant to damage and corrosion, great for outdoor spaces and high-traffic areas, and available in a wide range of hues and finishes, including those mimicking other textures like stone and concrete, giving you even more decorating options.

How to Position Your Round Planters

The sleek profile of cylindrical planters works brilliantly both on a square terrace or in a rectangular room — softening the space's sharp, linear angles — and in areas containing lots of rounded shapes, as they help continue the flow. Position a pair on either side of an elevator or entranceway to make an impressive statement, direct foot traffic by using several round pots to line paths, pool areas, and patios, or place smaller sizes on top of reception desks and countertops for a final floral flourish.  

Low round bowl planters in sizable dimensions are a smart choice for adding lush color to empty open spaces, and they don't block sightlines, meaning you can grow greenery to your heart's content without obstructing beautiful views.

 Best Plants for Large Round Planter Pots

Round planter pots suit many different species of shrubs, trees, and flowers. A few of our top picks are:

  • Bay trees — promising to look their best all year round, these evergreen trees, with their glossy leaves and slim trunks, are ideal for low-maintenance gardens. Although to keep their neat, lollipop shape, their foliage will need pruning and shaping during the summer months. 

  • Snake plants — this striking house plant with spiky sword-like leaves is often charmingly referred to as "mother-in-law's tongue." A top choice in workplaces full of busy employees as they can withstand long periods of neglect, a study by NASA scientists has also found snake plants to be very effective at cleaning the air, removing harmful toxins such as formaldehyde. 

  • Succulents — for a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, and breathtaking addition to your round containers, opt for succulents. There are over 10 thousand varieties of this plant in the world, from rosette-shaped echeveria to trailing sedum and everything in between, and while they may be small in size, they certainly pack a punch. 

From low bowls to large round pots, you're sure to find the perfect fiberglass planters in our collection. However, if you require additional assistance, please don't hesitate to call our friendly team on (855) 627-1066 or email