The 10 best plant stands for 2022 | Leaf Probably

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Outdoor plant stands are designed to highlight your favorite flowers and create a simple and attractive decoration on your deck, porch or patio. They’re also useful tools for avid gardeners and plant growers who want to dial in access to sunshine and rain based on the plant’s health needs, and most are light enough to move about, so if a storm is expected or you need to Space for an outdoor party, you can safely keep your blooming beauties indoors.

They come in a wide range of sizes and materials, and there are countless styles to suit all tastes and budgets. We’ve put together a collection of the best outdoor stands on the market, so read on and get ready to turn your backyard into an even greener space.

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The best plant stands

What to consider

An outdoor plant stand is a relatively easy purchase, although there are a few important things to consider before you start shopping. Please pay attention to the following

Size: How much space should your plant stand take up? We offer several options that are ideal for balconies and small spaces, and others that take up a lot of space if your terrace is large and your plants are numerous. There are solo stands, massive multi-level stands, and every size in between.

weight capacityj: If you have large ceramic pots, you should monitor the carrying capacity very closely. Many of our selections carry 100 pounds or more, but not all.

materials: Outdoor plant stands are available in a variety of wood species including acacia and pine; Some are treated with a waterproof varnish, others are not. There are also bamboo plant stands that are naturally water and rot resistant. Metal plant stands almost always come with a rust-resistant coating to make them suitable for outdoor use.

As we have chosen

All of the outdoor plant stands listed below are well rated and verified, with an average customer rating of 4 stars or more. Taking into account the different needs you might have for a plant stand, we offer a variety of sizes and styles to suit your design preferences. We also cover options in multiple price ranges, from budget to premium options, so you can find the right solution for your outdoor space and budget.

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Best overall: For large rooms

Plant stand made of wood

  • Suitable for at least 17 planters
  • Adjustable and customizable
  • Can attach additional stands

key specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 58 x 11.6 x 44.8 inches
  • Weight: 15.6 pounds
  • Material: wood, plastic
  • Capacity: Up to 250 pounds

This lightweight wooden outdoor plant stand can accommodate at least 17 large and small plants. The frame is made from non-toxic eucalyptus wood and plastic, and while it does require assembly, the package includes all the tools you’ll need to get the job done, including a small mallet, a pair of gloves, and three mini gardening tools to boot.

The instructions are easy to follow and the shelf is adjustable and customizable. You can link more than one set together to create a massive garden area too, and each stand comes with a lifetime guarantee.


Best for hanging and potted plants

Tiered plant stand

  • Versatile and spacious
  • Holds up to 25 plants
  • Solid wood construction

key specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 48 x 12.4 x 3 inches
  • Weight: 13 pounds
  • Material: wood
  • Capacity: Up to 250 pounds

If you want space for a mix of hanging and potted plants, this option is your best bet. The outdoor plant stand holds at least 14 plants, with a pole and space for hanging baskets. The weatherproof pine stand is also sturdy with a maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds.

Assembly is required, but everything from hardware to instructions is included in the package. The stand comes with a one-year warranty and can also be used indoors. This simple, streamlined stand looks great on sun porches and decks.


Best vintage inspired

Harbaugh plant stand

Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse®

  • Charming design
  • Indoor and outdoor use
  • Weight capacity is limited

key specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 30x32x10 inches
  • Weight: 8 pounds
  • Material: metal
  • Capacity: Up to 60 pounds

Reminiscent of an old ice cream truck, this whimsical metal vine plant stand provides a fantastic place to display your blooms and greenery. The trolley looks filigree, but is durable, robust and weather-resistant.

The four-tier vertical storage design provides ample space for a range of pots, garden tools and knick-knacks, and you can use the trolley indoors or outdoors. Reviewers say it packs a surprising number of items, though it has a weight limit of 60 pounds.


Best for solo plants

Cast iron plant stand

  • Delivered fully assembled
  • vintage look
  • rust resistant

key specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 11.1 x 11.1 x 16 inches
  • Weight: 10 pounds
  • Material: cast iron
  • Capacity: Up to 55 pounds

Here’s another charming vintage-inspired outdoor plant stand with a super-sturdy cast iron construction. The teal finish adds a pop of color to your porch, sunroom or patio, and the stand is designed to hold up to 55 pounds of 11″ diameter potty pants.

The accent piece will look great with most decor styles. It comes fully assembled and can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. We wish it came in more than one color!


Best Arch Rack

Barabas Arch Rack metal stand

  • Great design
  • weather resistant

key specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 10.4 x 12.2 x 31.1 inches
  • Weight: 5.3 pounds
  • Material: metal
  • Capacity: Up to 175 pounds

This whimsical arched outdoor plant stand is crafted from forged cast iron for optimal stability.

The attractive stand holds three potted plants and works on porches, decks, patios and in gardens. It’s definitely a design statement, as much as it is a planter, with customers saying it’s “bigger than expected” and “very sturdy”. The only downside is that assembly is required, although most note that this is easy to do.


Best Ladder Style

Bamboo Ladder Plant Stand

  • Made from eco-friendly bamboo
  • Three tiers hold a variety of planter sizes
  • Robust

key specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 27.6 x 16.5 x 37.8 inches
  • Weight: 9.5 pounds
  • Material: bamboo
  • drainage hole: Yes
  • Capacity: Up to 110 pounds

The ladder-like construction of this outdoor plant stand makes it super handy for displaying small, medium and large planters. This lightweight stand is also easy to move around when needed and can be folded up when needed and stored flat in the winter.

The sturdy and durable stand is made from eco-friendly bamboo that’s finished with a weather-resistant finish and can support up to 110 pounds.


Best Solo Stand Set

Heavy Duty Metal Plant Stands (Pack of 5)

  • Excellent value for money
  • Attractive design
  • Lifetime Guarantee

key specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.9 x 6.9 x 2.4 to 11 x 11 x 6.9 in
  • Weight: 0.4-0.7 pounds
  • Material: metal
  • drainage hole: N / A
  • Capacity: Up to 30-50 pounds

These sturdy, pretty outdoor plant stands can be grouped or placed strategically around the outside of your home. There are five in the set ranging from approximately 2.5 to 7 inches in height and 7 to 11 inches in diameter. Their capacity ranges from 30 to 50 pounds and they come in a rust-resistant black powder coat finish.

Another plus is the lifetime guarantee on the plant stands. The only potential downside is that they don’t include non-slip feet.


Best Elevated Plant Stand

Raised plant stand and garden bed

  • Good for small spaces
  • Light green tint adds color
  • Rust-resistant galvanized steel

key specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 25x13x18 inches
  • Weight: 13 pounds
  • Material: Galvanized steel
  • drainage hole: Yes
  • Capacity: Up to 100 pounds

This is technically more of a raised garden bed, but it can also be used to hold a group of potted plants. The bright green galvanized steel outdoor plant stand adds a pop of color to your porch or patio and is ideal for city dwellers with balconies or limited outdoor space.

The piece is water and UV resistant, easy to clean, and features non-slip feet and two drainage holes. There are other sizes, but unfortunately only in one color.


Best Mid-Century Modern-inspired

Mid-Century Modern Outdoor Plant Stand

  • Great retro design
  • Made from sustainable wood
  • High weight capacity

key specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 16.3 x 12.4 x 2.4 inches
  • Weight: 2 pounds
  • Material: acacia wood
  • drainage hole: Yes
  • Capacity: 200 pounds

More than 87 percent of reviewers on Amazon give this mid-century modern-inspired plant stand 5 stars, and it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. It’s made from sustainably sourced, fast-growing acacia wood and features a 200-pound load capacity and drainage hoe. Besides, you can use it indoors and outdoors.

The outdoor plant stand can hold an 8″ diameter planter or smaller and is sold separately in other sizes including 10″, 12″ and 15″ and in a set of three. It is also available in multiple planter and stand finish options.


Best space saver

Three tier plant stand

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Robust design
  • weather resistant

key specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 20x20x35 inches
  • Weight: 6.8 pounds
  • Material: metal
  • drainage hole: N / A
  • Capacity: Up to 120 pounds

This sleek, modern three-story stand doesn’t take up much space but delivers in the design department. The plant stand works both indoors and outdoors and will suit a range of decor, from modern to traditional.

Despite its delicate and slender lines, this plant stand is sturdy and durable, even in adverse weather conditions. It’s also light enough to move with one hand, which is always appreciated when you have sun- or water-sensitive plants. Keep in mind that some assembly is required.

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