How to create the perfect three pot cluster

How to create the perfect three pot cluster

How to create the perfect three pot cluster

What makes the perfect pot cluster? What pots go together, what plants suit which pot and what colour palettes compliment one another. Sounds scary? Well read on for our tips on how to create the perfect pot cluster.

Three is the magic number

Don't worry you don't need to have magic powers to create the perfect cluster!

Even numbers create symmetry, while odd numbers create interest.  Creating interest should be at the core of any great pot cluster. A pot cluster of three forces the eye to look around and take in each individual pot and plant combination.

Tall & Short

In addition to grouping pots in threes, another great idea is creating interest by staggering the heights of the pots.  Not only do the different heights create interest, but they also showcase each of the plants.

A staggering cluster of pots will also provide you with the opportunity to use plants with different heights as well.  We designed our Loob and Ribbed Loob pots specifically to be used as a three-pot cluster.

To mix & match? Or not?

Different pots or planters can be used in the same cluster but we recommend using the same colour. 

Using different shapes is a great way to create staggered heights and interest within the pot cluster. Mixing different colours is a bit more tricky, which is why we suggest sticking to the one colour and will ensure your pot cluster is looking the goods.


When it comes to mixing plants, there are no rules.  You can use the same plant in each pot, or mix it up and use a different plant in each pot.  The possibilities are endless!

Now, it's time to get creative!

Our top pot cluster suggestions:

- A complete set of Loobs or Ribbed Loobs or mix the two styles together!

- Three JITT pots

- Three Straight Up pots

- 650mm JITT, 500mm JITT, and a 540mm Muffin Top

- 650mm JITT, 500mm Tub, and a 380mm JITT    

You can check out our entire range HERE.

Or find more inspiration on Instagram - @thebalconygarden


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