200 Plants and Flowers that Grow in Planters, Pots & Containers

Incredible database listing and describing 200 container plants and flowers. Narrow your search for sun amount, water amount, pH, hardiness zone and more. The ultimate container plant directory.
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Welcome to our incredible database listing and describing 200 container plants and flowers… namely flowers and plants that can be planted in containers and pots.

Below you can browse through this list.  Each listing includes the key information and in many cases we include a video.

Acanthocalycium glaucum

Acanthocalycium glaucum
Common Name
Acanthocalycium glaucum
Scientific Name
Acanthocalycium glaucum
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
6.1-7.8
Special Characteristics
Container, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s)
10-11
Sub Type
Houseplant

Acanthocalycium thionanthum

Acanthocalycium thionanthum
Common Name
Acanthocalycium thionanthum
Scientific Name
Acanthocalycium thionanthum
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
6.1-7.8
Special Characteristics
Container, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s)
10-11
Sub Type
Houseplant

African Daisy (Arctotis)

African Daisy (Arctotis)
Common Name
African Daisy
Scientific Name
Arctotis
Type
Annual
Water
Tolerates drought
Soil PH
5 to 5.5
Special Characteristics
Container
Hardiness Zone(s)
2 to 11
Sub Type
Groundcover

Agave (Agave geminiflora RASTA MAN)

Agave (Agave geminiflora RASTA MAN)
Common Name
Agave
Scientific Name
Agave geminiflora RASTA MAN
Type
Perennial
Water
Tolerates drought
Soil PH
6-8
Special Characteristics
Showy flowers, container
Hardiness Zone(s)
9 to 11

American century plant (Agave americana)

American century plant (Agave americana)
Common Name
American century plant
Scientific Name
Agave americana
Type
Perennial
Water
Tolerates drought
Soil PH
6-7
Special Characteristics
Showy flowers, container
Hardiness Zone(s)
8 to 10

American century plant (Agave attenuata)

American century plant (Agave attenuata)
Common Name
American century plant
Scientific Name
Agave attenuata
Type
Perennial
Water
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH
6 to 7.5
Special Characteristics
Showy flowers, container
Hardiness Zone(s)
10 to 12

Angel Wings (Caladium bicolor)

Angel Wings (Caladium bicolor)

Common Name
Angel Wings
Scientific Name
Caladium bicolor
Type
Annual
Water
Moderate
Soil PH
5.6 to 6.5
Special Characteristics
Container, Easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s)
9 to 10
Sub Type
Houseplant

Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia)

Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia)
Common Name
Angel's Trumpet
Scientific Name
Brugmansia
Type
Shrub
Water
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH
6.1-7.8
Special Characteristics
Poisonous, fragrant, container
Hardiness Zone(s)
7-11
Sub Type
Evergreen

Ariocarpus confusus

Ariocarpus confusus
Common Name
Ariocarpus confusus
Scientific Name
Ariocarpus confusus
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
7.6-7.8
Special Characteristics
Container, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s)
9
Sub Type
Houseplant

Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus subsp. elephantidens

Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus subsp. elephantidens
Common Name
Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus subsp. elephantidens
Scientific Name
Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus subsp. elephantidens
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
6.1-7.8
Special Characteristics
Container, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s)
8-11
Sub Type
Houseplant

Ariocarpus lloydii

Ariocarpus lloydii
Common Name
Ariocarpus lloydii
Scientific Name
Ariocarpus lloydii
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
6.1-7.8
Special Characteristics
Container, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s)
9-11
Sub Type
Houseplant

Arrojadoa penicillata

Arrojadoa penicillata
Common Name
Arrojadoa penicillata
Scientific Name
Arrojadoa penicillata
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
6.1-7.8
Special Characteristics
Container
Hardiness Zone(s)
10-11
Sub Type
Houseplant

Arthrocereus rondonianus

Arthrocereus rondonianus
Common Name
Arthrocereus rondonianus
Scientific Name
Arthrocereus rondonianus
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
6.1-7.8
Special Characteristics
Container,
Hardiness Zone(s)
10-11

Astrophytum caput-medusae

Astrophytum caput-medusae
Common Name
Astrophytum caput-medusae
Scientific Name
Astrophytum caput-medusae
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Medium
Soil PH
6.1-7.8
Special Characteristics
Container
Hardiness Zone(s)
9-10
Sub Type
Houseplant

Austrocylindropuntia exaltata

Austrocylindropuntia exaltata
Common Name
Austrocylindropuntia exaltata
Scientific Name
Austrocylindropuntia exaltata
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
6.1 to 7.8
Special Characteristics
Container, attracts birds and butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s)
9-10
Sub Type
Houseplant

Austrocylindropuntia shaferi

Austrocylindropuntia shaferi
Common Name
Austrocylindropuntia shaferi
Scientific Name
Austrocylindropuntia shaferi
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
6-8
Special Characteristics
Container
Hardiness Zone(s)
9-10
Sub Type
Deciduous

Aylostera narvaecensis

Aylostera narvaecensis

Common Name
Aylostera narvaecensis
Scientific Name
Aylostera narvaecensis
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
4-6
Special Characteristics
Showy flowers, container
Hardiness Zone(s)
9-11
Sub Type
Houseplant

Ball Cactus (Parodia Magnifica)

Ball Cactus (Parodia Magnifica)
Common Name
Ball Cactus
Scientific Name
Parodia Magnifica
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
6.1 to 7.8
Special Characteristics
Container, Tolerates Drought, Easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s)
9 to 11

Beaver Tail Cactus (Opuntia Basilaris)

Beaver Tail Cactus (Opuntia Basilaris)
Common Name
Beaver Tail Cactus
Scientific Name
Opuntia Basilaris
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
6.1 to 7.8
Special Characteristics
Tolerates Drought, Container
Hardiness Zone(s)
8 to 11

Bird’s Nest Cactus (Mammillaria Longimamma)

Bird's Nest Cactus (Mammillaria Longimamma)
Common Name
Bird's Nest Cactus
Scientific Name
Mammillaria Longimamma
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry to Medium
Soil PH
6.1 to 7.8
Special Characteristics
Container, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s)
9 to 11
Sub Type
Evergreen

Bishop’s Cap (Astrophytum tulense)

Bishop's Cap (Astrophytum tulense)
Common Name
Bishop's Cap
Scientific Name
Astrophytum tulense
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
6.5-8.0
Special Characteristics
Container, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s)
9-10
Sub Type
Houseplant

Bishop’s Miter (Astrophytum Myriostigma)

Bishop's Miter (Astrophytum Myriostigma)
Common Name
Bishop's Miter
Scientific Name
Astrophytum Myriostigma
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry to Medium
Soil PH
6.1 to 7.8
Special Characteristics
Container, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s)
9 to 11

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
Common Name
Black-eyed Susan
Scientific Name
Rudbeckia hirta
Type
Prennial
Water
moderate to dry
Soil PH
6.8 to 7.2
Special Characteristics
Attracts birds and butterflies, container, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s)
3 to 10
Sub Type
Groundcover

Blanket flower (Gaillardia pulchella)

Blanket flower (Gaillardia pulchella)
Common Name
Blanket flower
Scientific Name
Gaillardia pulchella
Type
Annual
Water
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH
6.8 to 7.2
Special Characteristics
Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s)
3 to 9
Sub Type
Groundcover

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
Common Name
Blanket Flower
Scientific Name
Gallardia
Type
Perennial
Water
Tolerates drought
Soil PH
6.8 to 7.2
Special Characteristics
Container, Attracts birds and butterflies, deer-resistant, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s)
3 to 9
Sub Type
Groundcover

Blue Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus Glaucescens)

Blue Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus Glaucescens)
Common Name
Blue Barrel Cactus
Scientific Name
Ferocactus Glaucescens
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
6.1 to 7.8
Special Characteristics
Tolerates Drought, Container
Hardiness Zone(s)
9 to 11

Blue daisy (Felicia amelloides)

Blue daisy (Felicia amelloides)
Common Name
Blue daisy
Scientific Name
Felicia amelloides
Type
Perennial
Water
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH
5.5-7.5
Special Characteristics
Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, container
Hardiness Zone(s)
10 to 11
Sub Type
Groundcover

Blue floss (Ageratum houstonianum)

Blue floss (Ageratum houstonianum)
Common Name
Blue Floss
Scientific Name
Ageratum houstonianum
Type
Annual
Water
Medium Moisture
Soil PH
4.5 to 7.5
Special Characteristics
Deer resistant, Attracts Birds and Butterflies, easy-to-grow, Container
Hardiness Zone(s)
2 to 22
Sub Type
Groundcover

Brain Cactus (Stenocactus Multicostatus)

Brain Cactus (Stenocactus Multicostatus)

Common Name
Brain Cactus
Scientific Name
Stenocactus Multicostatus
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry to Medium
Soil PH
6.1 to 7.8
Special Characteristics
Container, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s)
9 to 11

Bunny Ear Cactus (Opuntia Microdasys)

Bunny Ear Cactus (Opuntia Microdasys)
Common Name
Bunny Ear Cactus
Scientific Name
Opuntia Microdasys
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
6.1 to 7.8
Special Characteristics
Container, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s)
9 to 11

Bush violet (Browallia speciosa)

Bush violet (Browallia speciosa)
Common Name
Bush Violet
Scientific Name
Browallia speciosa
Type
Annual
Water
Needs Moderate Moisture, Tolerates Wet Soil
Soil PH
5.5 to 7
Special Characteristics
Container, Attracts hummingbirds
Hardiness Zone(s)
9 to 10
Sub Type
Groundcover

Bush Violet (Browallia speciosa)

Bush Violet (Browallia speciosa)
Common Name
Bush Violet
Scientific Name
Browallia speciosa
Type
Perennial
Water
Moderate moisture
Soil PH
5.5 to 7
Special Characteristics
Container
Hardiness Zone(s)
9 to 10
Sub Type
Groundcover, Houseplant

Button Cactus (Epithelantha Micromeris)

Button Cactus (Epithelantha Micromeris)
Common Name
Button Cactus
Scientific Name
Epithelantha Micromeris
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry to Medium
Soil PH
6.1 to 7.8
Special Characteristics
Easy-to-grow, Tolerates Drought, Container
Hardiness Zone(s)
9 to 11

Buzzy lizzy (Impatiens walleriana)

Buzzy lizzy (Impatiens walleriana)
Common Name
Buzzy Lizzy
Scientific Name
Impatiens walleriana
Type
Perennial
Water
Moderate Moisture
Soil PH
Neutral
Special Characteristics
Container
Hardiness Zone(s)
10 to 11
Sub Type
Groundcover, Houseplant

Buzzy Lizzy (Impatiens walleriana)

Buzzy Lizzy (Impatiens walleriana)
Common Name
Buzzy Lizzy
Scientific Name
Impatiens walleriana
Type
Annual
Water
Medium
Soil PH
6.1 - 7.5
Special Characteristics
Container
Hardiness Zone(s)
10 to 11
Sub Type
Houseplant, Groundcover

Cabega (Austrocephalocereus dybowskii)

Cabega (Austrocephalocereus dybowskii)
Common Name
Cabega
Scientific Name
Austrocephalocereus dybowskii
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
6.1 to 7.8
Special Characteristics
Container
Hardiness Zone(s)
10-11
Sub Type
Evergreen

Calico Cactus (Echinocereus Engelmannii)

Calico Cactus (Echinocereus Engelmannii)
Common Name
Calico Cactus
Scientific Name
Echinocereus Engelmannii
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry
Soil PH
6.1 to 7.8
Special Characteristics
Tolerates Drought, Container, Showy Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s)
7 to 10
Sub Type
Evergreen

Camellia Camellia

Camellia Camellia
Common Name
Camelia
Scientific Name
Camelia
Type
Shrub
Water
Moderate
Soil PH
5.5 to 6.5
Special Characteristics
Container, attracts birds and butterflies, Showy Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s)
7 to 9
Sub Type
Evergreen

Candelabra Cactus (Myrtillocactus Cochal)

Candelabra Cactus (Myrtillocactus Cochal)
Common Name
Candelabra Cactus
Scientific Name
Myrtillocactus Cochal
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry to Medium
Soil PH
6.1 to 7.8
Special Characteristics
Container, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s)
9 to 11

Carmine Cob (Echinopsis Backebergii)

Carmine Cob (Echinopsis Backebergii)
Common Name
Carmine Cob
Scientific Name
Echinopsis Backebergii
Type
Cactus/Succulent
Water
Dry to Medium
Soil PH
6.1 to 7.8
Special Characteristics
Tolerates Drought, Container, Showy Flower
Hardiness Zone(s)
10 to 11
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