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“Wallflower" definitely isn't the right word to describe a plant that has enough personality to be displayed on your walls. If you're a plant person whose windowsills, shelves, and floors are overflowing with greenery, it might be time to display some of your plants in a new way. With wall planters available in myriad shapes, sizes, and styles, there is surely something out there for horticulture enthusiasts of every stripe.
Here, the best wall planters to help you show off your indoor plants like the works of art they are.
Best Overall: Mkono Ceramic Hanging Planter
If you have a few smaller plants (like a variety of succulents or some air plants) that would look great together, this three-tiered wall planter is perfect for your space. Each planter is 6.5 x 3.25 x 2.5 inches, making it just small enough to hang over a desk or in an entry way, but still big enough to house a few plants at once.
Each pot has a drainage hole, so you can make sure your plants won't get root rot by staying too damp. Unfortunately, the pots don't easily come off of the rope that they hang from, so you'll need to take the entire planter down to water, then wait for it to stop dripping before you put it back into place.
Just be aware that these planters are not a good fit for plants that are on the larger side or need a lot of room for their roots to grow.
Best Budget: Umbra Trigg Hanging Planter Vase and Geometric Wall Décor
When in doubt, go with what always works: sleek ceramic, geometric shapes, and brass details. Stylish enough to proudly display your favorite plantings, but subdued enough to go with you from one design trend to the next, these wall planters look great and work well no matter what. Available in multiple sizes, this small set works well on its own in tighter spaces, or pairs perfectly with its big ceramic sibling on more grand wallscapes.
If big potted plants aren’t your jam, these are a great vessel for succulents, air plants, and the ever-propagated pothos. If you’re looking to add interest to your gallery wall, these nestle nicely in among your favorite framed art and photos. All in all, whether you’re a beginner looking to add a couple of small plants or you’re a seasoned green thumb looking for a way to squeeze in more greenery, these simple hanging planters from Umbra will not disappoint.
Best for the Kitchen: August Grove Cardona 9-Piece Pot Metal Wall Planter
While herb gardens are a great way to get fresh herbs into your cooking, many kitchens don't have counter space for more than one or two plant pots, if any. This wall planter fits in just about any size kitchen—it's only 23.5 x 17.5 inches, and comes about 6 inches out from the wall, including the tilted metal pots. Its farmhouse inspired design is definitely on the more rustic side, but we think it will look great filled with leafy plants.
You'll need to keep your herb plants on the smaller side, since each pot only measures about 4.5 inches tall. The pots also have no drainage holes, so you'll need to keep plastic liners in and be careful to drain your plants well before they go back on the wall.
Best for Seedlings: Worth Garden 3-Pockets White Self-Watering Drip System Wall Planter
If you have a large outdoor garden or like to propagate your houseplants, you may need space to keep your smaller plants safe while they grow. This wall planter is composed of a plethora of pockets ready for planting. Designed to make the most of your space—inside or out, thanks to the durable polypropylene material—each planter kit comes with room to fit up to 36 plants at once.
If keeping all those pots watered sounds a bit too daunting, don’t worry, that’s covered. The well-designed automatic drip system will make it so everything gets what it needs. Water drips on the topmost row and slowly travels down to each succeeding row, ensuring all plants get all the water they want, but never more than they need.
Best for Air Plants: Orimina Hanging Glass Wall Planters
If you aren't interested in messing around with repotting, worrying about root rot, or getting on a fertilizer schedule, you might want to fill your wall space with air plants, which can just be misted with a sprayer from time to time. These lightweight glass orbs are perfect to showcase air plants anywhere indoors. If air plants aren’t your thing, that’s OK too, as these globes are perfect for propagating or presenting hydrophytes in something other than an old Mason jar.
This set comes with six bulbs, which is enough to create an interesting wall display or to sprinkle throughout your home. We love that the hook and nail are tucked neatly behind the plant, giving the illusion that the globes are floating on the walls.
Best Splurge: Gromeo Unplanted Living Wall Panel
We can’t quite get enough of this statement-making piece from Gromeo. Crafted with a light maple-finished plywood frame and white polystyrene resin edging, the simple look of this standalone garden certainly makes a statement.
If you’re nervous about the anything-but-green thumb you were born with, it has that covered too. By using an ingenious water reservoir design, you'll only have to water your plants every couple of weeks, depending on your home's humidity levels and the plants you display.
You can get the Unplanted version and fill in the eight pockets with plants of your own choosing, or you can opt for one of the company's pre-planted options, which are marked for high, medium, or low light conditions.
Best for Outdoors: CB2 Concrete Hanging Planter
This concrete wall planter is rustic and a little rough around the edges, which will look great out on a patio or a deck in your backyard. Fitting in with just about any outside decor, this concrete is sturdy while remaining lightweight, thanks to the concrete and fiberglass makeup of the planter. Perfect for those plants that sway in the wind, this planter is priced just right, so you can stock up on a few and really make a statement.
You'll want to make sure this planter gets enough sunlight, since the lack of drainage holes puts plants at risk for overwatering unless they're given plenty of time and sun to dry out between waterings.
Best Macrame: Mkono Macrame Plant Hangers Set of 4
No boho style space is really complete without its true hallmark—macramé. This set of four planters allow for your hanging plants to drape naturally and allows you to choose whatever pots best fit your plants. Available in the classic ivory cotton or brown cotton jute, either set is going to add depth and texture to your home.
Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, these planters are best suited for areas that aren't particularly windy, since they will sway, which can potentially damage both the pots and your walls.
Best Mid-Century Modern: Cozzzy Spot Geometric Terrarium Wall Planter
Mid-century modern design means clean lines, geometric shapes, and variety in color. These terrarium wall planters from the Cozzzy Spot shop combine six trendy colors with rounded geometric shapes in small, medium, and large that fit perfectly within most current home designs.
Another quality to highlight is the open glass front, which allows you to see a cross section of pebbles or stones under the plants. However, the glass front is not sealed, so this planter is best for succulents and air plants that don't require much watering.
Our pick for the best overall hanging planter is the Mkono Ceramic Hanging Planter (available at Amazon), which has three tiers to display succulents, air plants, and more and has a drainage hole to prevent over watering. If you'd like something for slightly bigger plants, the August Grove Cardona 9-Piece Metal Wall Planter (available at Wayfair) is a great pick that can hold plenty of dill, thyme, basil, and mint for your indoor herb garden.
After a childhood of gardening with his grandfather (who credited his success to his grandson’s green thumb) our writer Barret Wertz has had an interest in keeping plants alive ever since. Combine that with his design-focused lifestyle and career, and you get someone who is not only interested in the responsibility that comes with raising plants, but someone who wants to dress them up with the best vessel. With his ever evolving home decor, it goes without saying, he’s always shopping for the next plant—and planter.