Whether you’re a plant parent, a fern fanatic, or crazy about succulents, nearly everyone is cultivating an indoor garden this winter. We’re very much here for the plant craze that has captured hearts (and wallets) during the pandemic and has covered everything from where to buy the best houseplants to biophilia. After all, it’s a lot easier to look forward to spring when your bookcases, tabletops, and other furnishings are covered in greenery every day.
In lieu of traditional wicker or wrought iron structures to display plants, designers have—pardon the pun—sprouted beautiful, modern plant stands to not only hold your plant babies but also serve as a focal point in the room. If there was ever a year to snap up an indoor plant stand that makes a statement, 2020 is it.
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Odelia Reversible Plant Stand
Meshing quite well with the midcentury-modern decor, this reversible, cage-style plant stand’s polished chrome and stainless steel take on a new sheen when filled with greenery. Flip the planter however you like: This stand works either way and is 36 inches tall.
Bam Basket Stand
For your boho-chic abode—or if you’ve carved out a space that nails this home decor style—you need this handwoven bamboo plant stand with solid wood legs. Fitting beautifully under a sunny window, removable legs make moving to different areas to capture the best rays a breeze. Purchase online through EcoVibe, a Portland, Oregon, boutique supporting local designers and small makers.
Arcadia Medium Wood and Metal Planter
Another specimen from Portland, Oregon, designer Kristine Morich’s indoor plant stand places an acacia-wood planter box snug into a black powder-coated iron stand that’s 29 inches high.
This nine-bowl planter’s genius vertical design by husband-wife design team Afteroom squeezes greenery into a tight corner or a cozy room, something designer Chen-Yen Wai knows all about from growing up in Taipei City. To coax into shifting beams of sunlight—or just to change it up—simply rotate each 5.5-inch-tall black or white plant holder, crafted from galvanized steel.
This fun, cone-shaped planter—choose from blue, green or beige (with gorgeous speckling)—is a nod to environmental preservation as it’s born out of 50% plant-based material. Resting on top of an iron base, it’s an ideal size for windowsill gardens filled with smaller plants.
Spun Metal Standing Planters
Inject some heavy-duty glam into your living room with these aluminum beauties with a chrome finish. They come in low, large, and medium sizes, starting at $80. Looking for a gift? These are crafted in a Fair Trade–certified facility, adding another layer of goodwill.
iittala Nappula Plant Pot
Flaunting a deep emerald green, pink, or white—and available in small (nine inches tall) or large (10.25 inches tall)—the ceramic pot’s curved lines add instant minimalist vibes to your pad. Created in Thailand, both varieties are six inches in diameter.
Standing Geometric Planter
If you don’t want to detract from your killer wallpaper or art collection, this pink powder-coated steel design (very on point with midcentury modern’s color palette) by Los Angeles designer Simon St. James LeComte achieves that goal with delicate hairpin legs beneath an opening for a seven-inch plant or flower pot.
Terrazo Pot + Metal Stand
With a glimpse of this pot’s mix of marble grains and cement in a pretty blue, your mind may wander to a lazy afternoon lounging along the Mediterranean Sea. The small pot ($68) is six inches high and 6.5 inches in diameter while the large pot ($108) measures eight inches in height and is nine inches in diameter. Both come with a metal stand.