13 Great Indoor Gardening Supplies

These simple but indispensable tools and supplies make indoor gardening easier—and more successful.

 

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Just a few simple supplies can help make indoor gardening easier. Some of these you've probably thought of, but others may come as a surprise. Check out some of our favorites for tending your houseplants, succulents and herb gardens.

Plant Tray Gardens

Plant Tray Gardens

Your idea of an indoor garden might be a few houseplants scattered throughout your home or a room that’s dedicated to your greenthumb pursuits. Whatever your interest or skill level, streamline plant care by investing in the right equipment. Check out a few of these items, like these indoor round trays that earn their keep as a humidity tray, drainage saucer or planting container for a miniature garden.

Photo by: Gardener’s Supply Co. at Gardeners.com

Gardener’s Supply Co. at Gardeners.com

1. Plant Trays

Your idea of an indoor garden might be a few houseplants scattered throughout your home or a room that’s dedicated to your greenthumb pursuits. Whatever your interest or skill level, streamline plant care by investing in the right equipment. Check out a few of these items, like these indoor round trays that earn their keep as a humidity tray, drainage saucer or planting container for a miniature garden.

Tiered Plant Stand

Tiered Plant Stand

Plant stands showcase your plants with style while taking up very little indoor real estate. Stands with tiers or shelves maximize display options in the smallest possible space.

Photo by: Logee’s Plants for Home & Garden at Logees.com

Logee’s Plants for Home & Garden at Logees.com

2. Tiered Plant Stands

Plant stands showcase your plants with style while taking up very little indoor real estate. Stands with tiers or shelves maximize display options in the smallest possible space.

Peperomia in cachepot

Peperomia in cachepot

Look for eye-catching cachepots that can hold—and hide—plain plastic and terra-cotta pots. Pots with matching saucers add cohesive charm to the scene. When you choose cachepots, remember that at times you may have to dump excess water out of the pot. If the pot is heavy, that job becomes even more difficult.

Photo by: CostaFarms.com

CostaFarms.com

3. Cachepots

Look for eye-catching cachepots that can hold—and hide—plain plastic and terra-cotta pots. Pots with matching saucers add cohesive charm to the scene. When you choose cachepots, remember that at times you may have to dump excess water out of the pot. If the pot is heavy, that job becomes even more difficult.

Plant Lights

Plant Lights

Investigate the variety of plant lights available to increase the rays your plants receive, especially in northern regions in winter. New light technology provides full spectrum rays from models small enough to fit on a tabletop.

Photo by: Gardener’s Supply Co. at Gardeners.com

Gardener’s Supply Co. at Gardeners.com

4. Plant Lights

Investigate the variety of plant lights available to increase the rays your plants receive, especially in northern regions in winter. New light technology provides full spectrum rays from models small enough to fit on a tabletop.

Plant Fertilizers

Plant Fertilizers

Indoor plant fertilizers come in a variety of forms. You can find liquid fertilizers and powders that you mix with water, as well as slow release stakes and prills (small pellets). Do a little homework to make sure you choose the best fertilizer for your plants. For most foliage plants, general indoor plant fertilizers that are water soluble or slow release work fine.

Photo by: Julie Martens Forney

Julie Martens Forney

5. Fertilizer

Indoor plant fertilizers come in a variety of forms. You can find liquid fertilizers and powders that you mix with water, as well as slow release stakes and prills (small pellets). Do a little homework to make sure you choose the best fertilizer for your plants. For most foliage plants, general indoor plant fertilizers that are water soluble or slow release work fine.

Mouse Watering Can

Mouse Watering Can

Find a watering can that you like and can handle easily. Look for one that isn’t too heavy when full of water and doesn’t tilt awkwardly toward the spout end when full. Plastic watering cans are lighter than some metal cans. Cans with a long spout can be tricky to control because you can’t see where the water is in the spout once you tilt the can.

Photo by: Gardener’s Supply Co. at Gardeners.com

Gardener’s Supply Co. at Gardeners.com

6. Compact Watering Can

Find a watering can that you like and can handle easily. Look for one that isn’t too heavy when full of water and doesn’t tilt awkwardly toward the spout end when full. Plastic watering cans are lighter than some metal cans. Cans with a long spout can be tricky to control because you can’t see where the water is in the spout once you tilt the can.

Hand Pruners

Hand Pruners

Invest in a good pair of pruners or a sharp pair of scissors that you can use on indoor plants. If you go the scissors route, keep that pair solely for use on plants so they deliver the sharpest, cleanest cut

Photo by: Julie Martens Forney

Julie Martens Forney

7. Hand Pruners

Invest in a good pair of pruners or a sharp pair of scissors that you can use on indoor plants. If you go the scissors route, keep that pair solely for use on plants so they deliver the sharpest, cleanest cut.

Pot Trellis Support

Pot Trellis Support

When growing vines, you’ll need to find a suitable trellis for the plant to scramble up. Look online or in quality garden centers for a variety of pot-size plant supports. The most important thing with any support is that you’re able to anchor it firmly in the soil.

Photo by: Gardener’s Supply Co. at Gardeners.com

Gardener’s Supply Co. at Gardeners.com

8. Trellis Support

When growing vines, you’ll need to find a suitable trellis for the plant to scramble up. Look online or in quality garden centers for a variety of pot-size plant supports. The most important thing with any support is that you’re able to anchor it firmly in the soil.

Hand-Held Pressure Sprayer

Hand-Held Pressure Sprayer

Keep a hand held pressure sprayer on hand for times when you need to apply insecticidal soap or neem oil to battle houseplant pests. Most hand-held sprayers hold up to 2 cups of liquid. The nice thing about a pressure sprayer is that it can deliver a very fine mist capable of reaching into the smallest crevices on plants, which are the very spots pests like to hide.

Photo by: Julie Martens Forney

Julie Martens Forney

9. Hand-Held Pressure Sprayer

Keep a hand held pressure sprayer on hand for times when you need to apply insecticidal soap or neem oil to battle houseplant pests. Most hand-held sprayers hold up to 2 cups of liquid. The nice thing about a pressure sprayer is that it can deliver a very fine mist capable of reaching into the smallest crevices on plants, which are the very spots pests like to hide.

Windowsill Pot Kit

Windowsill Pot Kit

Start your own seeds indoors with a windowsill propagation kit. This type of kit includes everything you need to sprout a crop of basil or chives for a windowsill herb garden. The covers for the containers provide a greenhouse effect, but also offer the option of venting open to prevent heat and moisture build up.

Photo by: Gardener’s Supply Co. at Gardeners.com

Gardener’s Supply Co. at Gardeners.com

10. Windowsill Pot Kit

Start your own seeds indoors with a windowsill propagation kit. This type of kit includes everything you need to sprout a crop of basil or chives for a windowsill herb garden. The covers for the containers provide a greenhouse effect, but also offer the option of venting open to prevent heat and moisture build up.

Victorian Plant Stand

Victorian Plant Stand

A replica of a wire Victorian plant stand celebrates indoor gardening’s golden age. This plant stand, with its rectangular shape, fits neatly along a window, allowing plants to get maximum light without occupying nearby tables. The wire design allows air flow to plants, which helps maintain leaf health.

Photo by: Gardener’s Supply Co. at Gardeners.com

Gardener’s Supply Co. at Gardeners.com

11. A Victorian Plant Stand

A replica of a wire Victorian plant stand celebrates indoor gardening’s golden age. This plant stand, with its rectangular shape, fits neatly along a window, allowing plants to get maximum light without occupying nearby tables. The wire design allows air flow to plants, which helps maintain leaf health.

Rosemary in clay pot

Rosemary in clay pot

Count on clay pots to grow plants that often die from overwatering and overly moist soil, like rosemary, cacti or succulents. Unglazed terra-cotta breathes, permitting soil to dry out between waterings.

Photo by: Julie Martens Forney

Julie Martens Forney

12. Clay Pots

Count on clay pots to grow plants that often die from overwatering and overly moist soil, like rosemary, cacti or succulents. Unglazed terra-cotta breathes, permitting soil to dry out between waterings.

Plant Caddy

Plant Caddy

For larger plants, invest in a few plant caddies. These rolling platforms make it easier to shift plants for cleaning and rotating to promote even growth.

Photo by: Julie Martens Forney

Julie Martens Forney

13. Plant Caddy

For larger plants, invest in a few plant caddies. These rolling platforms make it easier to shift plants for cleaning and rotating to promote even growth. 

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