Buying Guide to Indoor and Outdoor Plant Stands


An elegant plastic plant stand

Plants can enrich the decor of your home indoors as well as outdoors. Using elegant plant stands is a great way to display an array of plants either inside your house or in your garden.

The usual materials that plant stands come in are

  1. Wooden
  2. Wrought iron
  3. Wicker

You can buy basic stands or decorative ones depending on where you want to locate it, and then you can buy indoor plant stands or outdoor plant stands, they differ in their size, shape, make and material.

The various designs you can choose from are

  1. Single tier Rectangular
  2. Multi-Tiered
  3. Table stand
  4. Pedestal
  5. Covered
  6. Curved
  7. Round
  8. Oval

You should check out the selection plant stands online, on the internet, you will get to see a lot more variety and range compared to your local store. Most online portals such as plantstands.com offer good discounts to boot.

Outdoor plant stands

If you are planning to build a small herb garden on your balcony or congregate similar plants in your yard, an outdoor plant stand is inevitable for this function. You can buy some lovely plants stands for outdoor use made out of sturdy cedar wood. Wrought iron plants stands can also be employed for this purpose. You will have more choice of design in wrought iron stands than in wooden ones.

The factors that you need to consider while buying an plant stand are

  • The number of plants that need to be accommodated
  • The weight that would need to be supported by the stand
  • The environmental factors that the stand would be subjected to

Depending on these factors you can decide upon the material of the stand and its design.

You can buy a resin or plastic outdoor plant stand for balconies where easy of movement is more important. Plastic will crack with time, especially if the weather is hot outside. Metal plant stands are far more durable and most of them are rust resistant. Metal stands can accommodate more weight, so it allows you to add more planters per stand.

Of course wooden plant stands are more traditional and they are very robust too. You should consider buying cedar wood or any other hardwood plant stands if the stands will be exposed to excessive moisture. Wooden stands are quite resistant to most environmental conditions including heat, cold and high humidity.

Indoor plant stands

While choosing indoor stands you need to be particularly careful about the size. Wire mesh hanging stands are ideal for vertical planting indoors. Oak wood plant stands are excellent for indoor placement, they are decorative and durable. If you are planning on placing large containers indoors, you can go in for metal plant stands or wooden ones. Plastic and resin stands are more suited for light weight planters for herbs and dwarf flowering plants.

Tiered plant stand

Multi-tiered plant stands are effective means to place more planters per space. They add height and structure to your floral plants and are ideal for indoor as well as outdoor display. Some really interesting designs can be tried out in multi-tiered stands, for example a spiral staircase model.

Hanging plant stand

If you are working with small spaces then a hanging plant stand is your best bet. It can also be used to add a vertical dimension to your garden. Most of these stands are designed to hold only a single planter, though certain rectangular designs do allow a couple or more planters to be placed.

Hanging plant stands are ideal for growing strawberries, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers (dwarf variety), or small flowering plants like candytuft, rocky mountain zinnia or primroses.

Be sure to hang them around locations that are not subjected to hard weather conditions like strong winds and hail. These stands can be bought in a variety of materials like metal, plastic, wood, resin and ceramic. There are several decorative varieties available that can be used indoors.