WHICH POT OR PLANTER?
The best pots are those with drainage holes. Water can become sour and indoor plants can fail to thrive in pots that don’t drain well or allow roots to breathe. If you want to use a ceramic, metal or glass pot that doesn’t drain, use it as an outer pot and keep your plant in a plastic pot inside it and use a charcoal or moss layer at the base to soak up excess water and keep it clean. Terrariums, which work like mini ecosystems, normally have a base layer of charcoal, then pebbles, then moss to help purify the water. They grow easily in a bright position, but it can be tricky to do any maintenance work, such as trimming old fronds.
Consider how easy the plant will be to re-pot. Urn-shaped pots can be impossible to replant.
Some planters are made as self-watering or wicking pots, which are great if you’re forgetful or travel a lot.