50 Unique Animal Planters To Help You Bring Nature Indoors
Planters are so much fun! They’re just the perfect combination of interior decor and low-maintenance gardening, easy to incorporate just about anywhere that needs a splash of greenery. This post has a pretty specific theme – we’ve tracked down 50 of the cutest animal-themed planters we could find, sure to delight animal lovers and green thumbs alike. While most of these planters take on a miniature form well suited to air plants and tiny cacti, we’ve tried to include a few larger sizes for your favorite flowers and houseplants too. Don’t forget to check out our big list of self-watering planters to complete your collection.
Elephant Planter: This hand-painted elephant features carefully gilded tusks to delight its owner with a touch of luxury. The elephant itself is plastic for durability and the paint enjoys a protective finish for longevity.
Tiny Fox Head Planter: Fuzzy yarn conceals a plastic pot to hold a tiny succulent, but the cheerfully clever fox face is sure to steal the show. You can even coordinate with your decor by selecting from one of the 28 colors the artist offers!
Cat With A Heart Planter: Tall enough to hold pens or other utensils, this loving kitty is sure to capture the attention (and hearts) of your guests. This ceramic planter would make an incredible housewarming gift for the cat owner in your life.
Tiny Stretching Cat Planters: Isn’t this the cutest cat butt you’ve ever seen? Available with or without the ribbon, a pair of these charismatic planters would make a lovely wedding or anniversary gift.
Tiny Kitty Planters: Kawaii kitties with sweet expressions – these little planters are hard to pass up. The artist is open to customizing the colors (including the eyes) so you can match your interior or pay homage to your favorite pet.
Cute Painted Dog Planters: These metal sculptures would look right at home in an eclectic garden or guarding a sunny balcony. They’re just so unique and fun! Each pot is 4 inches across to hold small plants.
Dachshund With Butterfly Planter: Just the right size for small plants or a whole landscape of succulents, this incredibly detailed stone-effect planter really stands out. The butterfly perched on the nose makes it extra memorable.
Hedgehog Planter: With a 3-inch space to place your plants, this hipster hedgehog makes up for his small size by having a huge personality. It would make a cool penholder for your office or library, too.
Zebra Planter: This quirky metal sculpture comes without a drainage hole so you can use it indoors, but you can easily add your own by puncturing the bottom with a nail and hammer. The zebra stands at 15 inches tall and the pot is 4 inches across.
Tiny Kangaroo Planter: Such a great idea – this kangaroo is happy to spread the joy of its little garden everywhere it goes. The peaceful expression is especially sweet. Consider this piece as a gift for a new mother!
Giraffe Planter: Glossy 24k gold antlers (did you know that they’re actually called ossicones?) make this giraffe look as regal as can be. If your interior needs a touch of sophistication, this piece would be a great place to start.
Wall Hanging Animal Planters: Combine your love for vertical gardens with the hot trend of faux trophy mounts with these miniature animal-shaped planters. White ceramic belies minimalist influence but the detail is out of the world.
Crocodile Planter: It looks like rustically carved wood, but this planter is actually made of durable waterproof resin, ideal for use indoors or out. This sleepy spotted crocodile is anything but menacing.
Elephant, Pig & Hedgehog Planters: Sweet pastel tones ensure these irresistible little planters will look great anywhere you put them. Plant your favorite small succulents or tiny cactuses and watch as they come to life.
Pig Planter: Now this small minimalist pig definitely makes a big statement! The planter cutout is roughly 3 inches long and 3 inches wide. Check out the artist’s other listings for more color options.
Super Cute Micro Owl Planter: It’s impossible to replicate the aesthetic and personality of decorations that are handmade from start to finish. This owl definitely overcomes its small size by capturing hearts with its highly detailed rustic design.
Owl Succulent Planters: Rustic, traditional, and retro-inspired interiors can always put adorable characters like these to good use. Even the most modern of homes could use the texture and color these owl planters provide.
Magnetic Owl Wall Planters: These tiny owls can stick to any magnetic surface, like the fridge or a metal-backed chalkboard. Can’t get enough of these neat owl designs? Check out our big list of owl home decor to complete your collection!
Bird Magnetic Wall Planter: Bright and simple, these ceramic magnets are just the right size to hold a small air plant or cactus but they could be used to hold single blossoms you’ve trimmed from your garden as well.
Swan Planter: A beloved classic! This swan planter is made of durable plastic, easy to move for replanting or storage between seasons compared to similar models made from concrete. The opening is about 6×8 inches to accommodate larger plants.
Jelly Fish Hanging Planters: It’s hard to find a cooler air plant holder than these. The body of the jellyfish is actually real sea urchin shells, and the tillandsia that makes up the ethereal tentacles are shipped alongside the holders.