Commercial Planters: Source The Best Commercial Plant Pots

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Vietnam CDM Helps You Supply Planters To Commercial Properties

Using planters in a commercial property is not just aesthetically pleasing but also offers great benefits. The addition of a green touch to the commercial setting can enhance the overall appeal of the area as well as increase the value of a commercial property.

Investing in commercial planters should be a no-brainer for any enterprise – whether they are customer facing or not. In this guide to commercial planters, we’ll look at what commercial customers look for and why offering high-quality fiberglass planters from Vietnam CDM will help you sell more commercial landscaping and interior design contracts, and make your customers satisfied like never before.

Vietnam CDM’s Most Popular Commercial Planters

Who Uses Commercial Planters?

Most planters won’t work in professional settings, so those looking for commercial planters will likely leave these plant-scaping decisions up to the architect or designer – and there’s no limit to the customers they can attract.

By offering our large range of high-quality planters, our partners supply large swaths of the commercial market including industries such as:

  • Hotels and resorts
  • Restaurants, bars, and cafes
  • Airports, parks, schools, and government facilities
  • Office buildings
  • Residential developments and housing projects
  • Retail stores, supermarkets, and malls

Learn how to target these markets specifically in our planter guides by industry!

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Learn How To Supply Our Planters

Our products are used in a wide range of industries from resorts to airports.

We know how to market our products to such customers, what they look for, and what they need from their planters. We offer the advice you need to reach these customers too.

Planters in a restaurant area
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Why Do Commercial Properties Need Planters?

Commercial properties often have large outdoor spaces that can be enhanced with the addition of commercial outdoor planters. There are several reasons why planters are important for commercial properties.

Firstly, planters add aesthetics and increase a commercial property’s value. They can be used to create an inviting atmosphere for customers and employees alike.

According to data from Nareit, the main body for REITs (real estate investment trusts), green-certified buildings can raise sales values by 31%, occupancy rates by 23%, and rental incomes by 8% in the US.

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Secondly, large commercial planters can be used to create natural barriers. They can be strategically placed to block off certain areas or to create partitions between different spaces.

For example, rectangular planters can be used to separate a seating area from a busy sidewalk or to create a buffer between a parking lot and a patio.

Thirdly, using planters on commercial properties also helps to reduce noise levels. Plants can absorb sound waves, which can help to reduce the amount of noise that is heard in an outdoor space.

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Our planters are used to decorate resorts and impress guests. ©Bob Gundu / Jay Scotts
planters in cafe
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Commercial planters can hide unsightly areas – Planters can be a useful tool to hide unsightly areas in commercial properties, such as dumpsters or utility boxes.

In addition to concealing these unattractive elements, planters can be used to create a more inviting atmosphere for customers and employees.

Finally, planters with tall plants can be used to provide shade and shelter. By planting trees or placing tall planters in strategic locations, businesses can create shady areas that protect customers and employees from the sun’s harsh rays. This can be particularly important for businesses located in hot climates or areas with high levels of UV radiation.

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Modern Commercial Planter Trends

Modern commercial planters are trending towards geometric shapes such as squares, rectangles, cylinders, and so on. These shapes provide a clean, minimalist look that is popular in modern design.

Let’s have a look at how differently shaped pots may be utilized to help landscaping customers achieve their aims.

Rectangular Planters

Lionfish Restaurant

Rectangular planters have become increasingly popular in commercial settings due to their modern vibe and versatility. Designers can use rectangular pots to make linear planter arrangements that are great for privacy and complement the hardscape in outdoor spaces. Like in the installation below using our 69370 Rectangluar Planter, such displays can attract the eye of passersby and provide a place of refuge for guests after they arrive.

At Vietnam CDM, our rectangular planters are made from the finest commercial-grade fiberglass, making the final product extremely durable while also incredibly lightweight, which is perfect for commercial outdoor applications that require the utmost professionalism and appearance.

Square Planters

Square planters are another popular choice for commercial settings due to their elegant and no-nonsense appearance. They’re often used to form symmetrical arrangements and can be grouped together to form larger plant displays.

Large commercial planters, for example our 69141 Cube Planter, can denote perimeters in carparks like above, or be standalone accent pieces to fill with large trees on the deck, like below.

Our square planters are used to add aesthetic value and divide space in public areas. ©Jay Scotts
This rooftop uses our Montroy Cube Planter
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Rectangle and square planters have a similar clean, basic style that can be readily incorporated into any sort of commercial landscape design, but they are most effective when lining a patio, yard, deck, or pathways.

Round Planters

Round planters are a classic choice for commercial settings. They’re versatile and can be used to create both formal and informal arrangements.

Planters such as the 69230 Large Round Planter pictured above, look great in restaurants to add a sprig of botanic beauty within seating areas.

While below the same round pots were used to denote the entrance ways – demonstrating how round pots can be used in both traditional and functional applications.

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Landscape planters make your customer’s landscapes stand out. ©Citiscapes / Jay Scotts
Planters in a restaurant
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Round planters at Vietnam CDM are constructed to perform above-class in any number of situations, from being outside in the snow to being lightweight enough to be rearranged with ease.

Made from the finest fiberglass, business owners get flawless commercial landscaping with every planter.

Tall Planters

Tall planters are often used to add height and drama to indoor spaces. Tall planters can add a touch of elegance and sophistication while providing something out of the ordinary.

Use them to frame entryways, walkways, or create an accent by grouping several together.

Vietnam CDM offers professional landscapers various and unique styles of tall pots such as the 69505 planters above or the 69155 Jar Planter below to match any design requirements from your clients. Have a look at our inventory and choose the best tall planters for your customers.

©Interior Plant Scapes of Ft Meyers/ Jay Scotts
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How Do Commercial Property Owners Choose Planters?

Planters can add beauty and functionality to outdoor areas, as well as help define spaces and provide privacy. However, the wrong planter can be a costly mistake that can negatively impact the overall appearance and functionality of the space. There are a few things to keep in mind before buying any commercial planters:

Price – Cost is always a consideration. Commercial property owners will want to choose planters that fit within their budget while still providing the necessary functionality and aesthetic appeal. They may want to consider purchasing planters in bulk to save money or looking for sales or discounts from reputable suppliers.

Here, it’s important to remind them that cheap also means poor aesthetic, performance, and longevity. Like all things in life, you do get what you pay for in the plant pot world.

For professional landscapes, it’s worth spending a bit more to have something that will impress for years to come, rather than be a whimsical purchase that becomes an eye-sore down the line.

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Planters’ sizes – The size of the planter will depend on the size of the plants being used, as well as the overall aesthetic of the space. Designers often choose larger planters for larger plants or for areas with high foot traffic, or smaller planters for smaller plants or for more intimate spaces.

Having a range that increases in incremental sizes helps your customer find the perfect planter. Generally, our pots increase by 2 inches as they scale up to make it easier for you to put together a plan with precision.

Style of planter – Commercial property owners choose planters that match the overall theme or design of the property. However, with so many architectural styles including modern, traditional, rustic, and industrial, our top tip to target such customers is to offer a wide range of commercial planters.

If you have offer a pot for any indoor or outdoor space, there will more precision in your solutions, and clients will be much quicker to sign up for your plans you offer more choice!

Commercial planters
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fiberglass planters on sidewalk
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Climate – Certain types of plant pots are better suited for certain climates. For example, if your business is in an area with a lot of sunlight, then you’ll need a pot that can withstand the heat and weight of planting large trees for shade. On the other hand, if you live in an area with a lot of rain, then you’ll need a planter that can drain well to prevent the roots of your plants from getting waterlogged with excess moisture.

While some manufacturers only cater for indoor commercial planters, all our planters can be used outdoors; in any climate, and still maintain it’s factory form and beauty. This is due to our carefully selected materials and years of manufacturing research and development.

Type of material – Popular options include metal, concrete, fiberglass, and plastic. Each material has its own benefits and drawbacks, and the choice often depends on the specific needs of the property owner. For example, metal planters are long-lasting but may require more maintenance than other materials, while plastic planters are lightweight and durable but don’t look great.

Fiberglass planters, in our opinion, are the best planter material. It’s no wonder we spent years perfecting production methods using this wonder material! Let’s look deeper at your material choices…

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Popular Commercial Planter Materials

Traditional materials like steel, wood, or ceramic have not gone away but advances in style, design, and new materials have given rise to a new generation of commercial planters with both long-term style and substance. Commercial property owners look for quality, value, and long-lasting planters, and the type of material used is crucial to this.

A planter’s material can affect:

  • how the planter looks
  • how the planter fits with the commercial setting
  • how long does the planter last
  • how easy the planter is to clean and maintain
  • how plants will grow

Let’s take a look at some of the materials in demand at commercial properties:

1. Ceramic And Terracotta Planters

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Never one to go out of fashion, ceramic remains a popular planter material because it is classic-looking. Though very stylish, it is easily broken and not great for high-traffic areas.

2. Wooden Planters

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Wooden planters are a good way to add a natural element to any space.

They can be left natural or stained to match the cafe’s decor but can rot quite quickly and are not good for customer-facing situations where presentation is key.

3. Metal Planters


Metal is a popular planter material because it is durable and easy to clean.

These planters are heavy and only suit some interior and exterior designs.

4. Plastic Planters

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Plastic is cheap, however, due to plastic’s negative environmental impact; it’s not renewable, non-biodegradable, and has a short lifespan, plastic is not ideal for commercial use.

Most people use plastic planters for seedlings and upgrade to a substantial pot when it’s time to present their plants.

The Best Planter Material For Commercial Properties: Fiberglass Planters

Resin being applied to a planter
Resin being applied to a planter / ©Vietnam CDM
Fiberglass being cut
Fiberglass being cut / ©Vietnam CDM

Our recommended choice for outdoor and indoor planters is fiberglass. Ultra-lightweight and durable, our fiberglass planters are made of the highest quality materials. UV and weather-resistant, Vietnam CDM fiberglass planters also require minimal maintenance and look fantastic across most commercial spaces.

Read more about CDM’s superior planter materials and finishes.

Vietnam CDM Custom-Built Planters

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Vietnam CDM quality control experts check every order / ©Vietnam CDM
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In addition to our standard range, we also offer custom planters for clients that want a particular length or height. We also offer ODM and OEM services for brands that want to launch their own range of planters. This is particularly effective when targeting niche industries.

Learn more about our custom planter capabilities and manufacturing expertise.

Get More Projects By Supplying Vietnam CDM Commercial Planters!

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Vietnam CDM has the most unique, durable, and high-quality planters for every landscape. We not only use high-quality materials, but our planters also significantly boost the value of any property and the well-being of everyone around.

While some commercial planter customers are put off by a lack of choice in style, size, and shape, by supplying planters from Vietnam CDM, we offer you an easy way to find a planter that checks all the boxes.

As a composite fiberglass planter manufacturer, we know how important plant containers are and want to help landscape architects meet the needs of your customers. We know that costs and quality are the most important factors, that’s why we chose Vietnam to manufacture our pots.

See our fiberglass planter range or get in touch for a bespoke consultation.

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Whether you require bespoke planters tailor-made for your project or just want to get your hands on a supply of our world-class planters, reach out to our team today and let’s create something special!

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