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The Best Light-Weight Floor Planter

From flawlessly introducing a trendy plant to tackling windowless room woes, our plant specialist Chrissy will set you up with the perfect plant pick.

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“I need to repot my snake plant (it barely fits in its pot!) but I live in a fifth floor walk-up. Have any light weight floor planters?” Annie, San Francisco

Hi Annie! We feel your pain when it comes to schlepping things up endless staircases. From getting it home to setting it up in the perfect corner, a heavy planter can definitely be a bit of a struggle.

Our Burbank fiberglass floor planters are the ideal options if you’re trying to figure out the next step for your snake plant. With its 11” interior width, this upgrade will do wonders for any thriving plant that’s ready to be repotted.

While these don’t have drainage holes, there are still easy ways to avoid watering woes. The easiest option? Lava rocks! A simple layer of these underneath your potting mix will ensure that those roots are never staying too wet.

Thanks to its simple structure and fun color choices (we’re swooning over the Amber still), pairing a plant with this high-style choice will look flawless. It’s light-weight aspects are just an added bonus!

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