5" Fossil Planters

Regular price $100.00

Only 9 items in stock!

This collection is inspired by stromatolites: a natural fossilized sculpture of cyanobacteria, made up of colonies of microbes that were some of the earliest known forms of life on Earth. Our planters are similarly organic, symmetrical, and full of life- ancient and modern.

The perfect desktop planter, perfectly shaped for a 4” pot plant. The extra height leaves room for root growth and extra drainage (try using some lava rocks in the bottom) to help prevent some of the common problems seen in small planters from too much (or too little) water.


  • Volume: 36 oz./ approx. 1.75 quarts of soil
  • Planter Dimensions: 5” W x 5.25” H
  • Catch Plate Dimensions: 6.5” W x 1.25” H
Looking for something extra special? We can provide custom pricing for large orders, custom color bundles, and more. Just fill out our Custom Order Form here.

Is your dinnerware dishwasher & microwave safe?

Yes, our plates are designed for the rigors of restaurant kitchens and will be safe in your dishwasher & microwave. For cleaning we recommend using detergents that are gentle and environmentally friendly such as Seventh Generation.

How do I clean cutlery marks off the plates?

Any matte glaze can show cutlery marking over time. This is a factor of the glaze being stronger than the flatware. Any marking is only temporary and do not worry, it is not harming the glaze. To remove these marks, we recommend scrubbing with a gentle abrasive cleaner such as Bar Keeper’s friend.
Check out a video how-to here

Is your dinnerware oven safe?

Yes, our plates are also safe in your oven up to 400°F but they are not bakeware or intended for routine use in the oven. Always be careful to prevent subjecting them to thermal shock (going from extreme cold to extreme hot or visa versa). Thermal shock can break or damage porcelain pottery.

Are your products durable?

Our work is used daily in over 175 restaurants around the world. Fast paced restaurants put our plates through rigors that they’ll never experience in your home. You can use our plates just like you’re accustomed to and when taken care of and stored properly, our wares will last a lifetime (or a few!).

How do Haand plates stack?

Our plates are designed to stack in your cupboard. We do not recommend stacking plates more than 12" high.

What does it mean when a product is out-of-stock or low stock?  Will you make more?

Yes! All of our products are made in small batches and we're in continuous production to keep our website stocked. If the product you're interested in is out-of-stock or low stock, don't worry, we're busy making more! If you want to be the first to learn about out-of-stock items back in stock, click the "more available soon - notify me" button and input your email address to be the first to know.

Q: Should I “re-pot” my plants into my planters or should I leave it in the plastic container it came in?
A: There are occasional exceptions, but most house plants are happier and healthier when they are re-potted and given a bit of room to grow in extra soil.

Q: How much soil do I need for each size?
A: We did some research and our estimate for each size is 6 quarts for the Large, 4 Quarts for the Medium, and about 2 for the Small. We suggest using Good Dirt’s potting soil and care products.

Q: What size potted plant fits best in each planter?
A: Most houseplants are labeled with the size pot they come in, regardless of the size of the plant in the pot. The rule of thumb is that you want to re-pot a plant in a planter that is 1-2” larger than the plastic pot it comes in.

  • The 12” Long Fossil Planter, you can fit two to three 4” pots, or up to an 8” potted plant depending on the plant.
  • The 8” Fossil Planter can hold up to a 6” or 7” potted plant.
  • The 5” Fossil Planter can hold up to a 4” potted plant.

Q: Where can I learn about taking care of house plants?
A: If you like to have a book handy to refer to, we suggest The New Plant Parent by Darryl Cheng. For an online resource, start with The Sill’s Care library.

Q: Can these be put outside?
A: During the summer, absolutely! If you live in an area where you do not have to worry about freezing, you can put them outside year-round. If you are keeping these outside, you may want to set aside the catch plates so they do not collect water and hurt the plant or help bugs gestate.

Standard/Expedited Shipping

We offer a variable flat rate standard shipping on all domestic orders in the continental U.S. based on your order total and serviced by UPS Ground from our studio in Burlington, NC 27215. You can expect your in stock items to ship within 1-2 weeks. Orders will arrive in 1 to 7 business days depending on your location once shipped. 
We have several options for expedited shipping on in stock items available through UPS. 3 day select, 2 day air and Next Day delivery are all available depending on your location. If you need your order shipped immediately, please contact us at customercare@haand.us

Return/Exchange Items

To initiate a return/exchange, please contact us at customercare@haand.us with your order number and we will happily provide you with the return label(s).

More further information, visit the shipping page here and returns page here.

Made with care & intention

We do everything in-house. We believe that to do something right, we must be involved in the entire process.

Designed to last a lifetime

Durable, heirloom quality porcelain built to withstand the rigors of commercial kitchens.

Shipped with care

We package every order carefully, ensuring our pieces arrive on your doorstep intact.

Fossil Planters

This collection is inspired by stromatolites: a natural fossilized sculpture of cyanobacteria, made up of colonies of microbes that were some of the earliest known forms of life on Earth. Our planters are similarly organic, symmetrical, and full of life- ancient and modern.

An Ancient and Futuristic Palette for Plants

Unique forms highlight the beauty of the plants within, and our unique colors really help these stand out in any setting. Plus, we did the research: drainage is key to plants thriving long term, and catch plates are essential for keeping your house tidy.