Commercial Planters Buying Guide

Best Commercial Planter Choices by Material

Planters Unlimited offers a diverse array of planters, suitable for just about any industry. Whether you are decorating a hotel, restaurant, office, public park, or other commercial space, we have products that will serve you well. We even offer custom planters for when you need something unique! Before choosing any planter, though, it's important to consider the advantages and disadvantages of the different materials used in planter fabrication.

We use an array of commercial-grade materials to manufacture our planters, each one with its own specific traits. These materials include:


composite PVC


cast stone

stainless steel

specialty materials for custom pieces



Fiberglass Planters


Fully customizable in size, style, color, and finish

Withstands extreme weather, freeze/thaw conditions

Reinforced interior for added durability

Built from industrial-grade materials

Moisture- and rot-resistant

Lighter in weight, more durable than stone or concrete

Composite Planters


Made from commercial-grade cellular PVC

Won’t absorb water; rot-proof

Clean, contemporary design

Leave white or paint any color

Wood Planters


Natural, rustic wood styles

Made with cedar, redwood, and reclaimed wood

Inherently rot- and insect-resistant

Handles heavy plant loads beautifully

Cast Stone Planters

Cast Stone

Significantly lighter than concrete or stone planters

Looks and feels like stone or concrete

Made from industrial-grade materials

More economical than stone or concrete planters

Won’t crack or warp in extreme climates

Perfect for high-traffic areas and inclement weather

Steel Planters

Stainless Steel

Modern, industrial design

Fiberglass core for extra durability

Built with industrial-grade materials

Made for indoor and outdoor applications

Illuminated Planters


Made from commercial-grade polyethylene

Multi-use planters that also serve as illumination

Ideal for lighting walkways, entryways, and dimly lit areas

Perfect for accent and mood lighting

Customize with fluorescent or LED lights