10 Cool Outdoor Planters For People Who Literally Kill Every Plant

Stylish and functional (even if you don't have a green thumb!)

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So, you want to have a lush backyard or patio, complete with some super-stylish potted plants. There's just one problem — you don't exactly have the greenest thumb. Many chic planter designs don't take into account how hard it is for some people to actually take care of their plants, so if you struggle to keep your plants alive, you'll want a planter that has things like drainage holes (or even a self-watering feature!). Of course, those perks often have a downside: Functional can be fugly.

Don't worry — just because it's a bit of a challenge to find beautiful and interesting planters that are also designed with accidental plant killers in mind, doesn't mean it's impossible. In fact, there are quite a few stylish finds out there, if you know where to look. I gotchu.

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Sun Porch Pot
Anthropologie
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$88

This extra large earthenware and rattan planter is perfect for larger outdoor plants, but it also comes in four different sizes if you have smaller plants to tend to.

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Sphere Light Grey Planter
Crate and Barrel
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$119

For something simple but still interesting, this spherical cement planter comes with a rubber drain stopper, in case you'd prefer to use it indoors.

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Crosby Geometric Planter
Hayneedle
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$37.53

Add a touch of gold with this weather-resistant, polyhedron-shaped planter.

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Signe Tall Planter
Urban Outfitters
$99.99
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$99.99

A pop of pink will spice up your patio, and this tall planter (complete with a watering tray) is the perfect option.

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Howell Tall Planter
Crate and Barrel
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$99.95

This handcrafted cement planter adds a lovely little bit of texture and stands 22" tall.

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Aldrich Metal Geo Planter
Hayneedle
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$28.14

If you really love geometric designs, you can go all out with these metal geo planters.

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Matte Blush Planter Pot
Etsy
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$77.71

This barely blush planter pot is perfect for the minimalist who likes just a hint of color.

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Baytown Ceramic Planter
Hayneedle
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$37.14

Proof that a unique pattern is all it takes to liven up an otherwise basic earthenware planter pot. 

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Dot TruDrop Self-Watering Planter
Gardeners
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$134.40

These sleek white planters with textured dot detail are also self-watering, meaning you can worry about watering them way less than you normally would.

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Wood Raised Planter with Trellis
Hayneedle
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$85.99

If you're ready to go full industrial outdoor garden, a larger raised planter with a trellis like this one should be your go-to. 

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