Starting on the floor, with the taller plants off to the side, it is possible to put more plants on ever taller plant stands placed behind each other to create a virtual bank or wall of greenery and flowers which will not take up too much space in a room. There is a great variety of plant stands available, those that stand by themselves for just one plant, others that come in a set of two or three at various heights. Yet others come in spirals with platforms for several flowerpots, or in the form of a baker`s rack that holds even more potted plants. There are also plant stands that can be folded up for storage, when no longer needed and others that have wheels for easy moving. Depending on the size of the plant, as well as the kind of pot used, one also must consider how sturdy the plant stand is constructed. A huge fern in a clay pot needs a considerably more solid stand than a small geranium in a plastic container.
You can incorporate design accents wherever you want them. Regardless of your personal taste and style preferences, plant stand designs range from traditional to rustic to contemporary to whimsical and beyond. Choosing the right stand for you serves two purposes: function and fun, adding just the right accent to your home décor. You can place each plant to get the best light. Many of us are faced with less-than-perfect light conditions in our homes and apartments, so it`s good to know that there`s a way to overcome that challenge. Using stands allows you to raise the plants to a height that takes advantage of every ray of sun throughout the day. Once the stands are in place, you can easily swap which plants sit on them so that no plant goes without light for long.
Of course, you want to make certain that the stand itself is big enough to hold your container or plant pot. A good guideline would be to leave somewhere in the region of 2-3 inches of space all around the plant container. Next, think of balance. You want to make sure that your stand won`t move or tip, either inside or outside. Think about the surface you`ll be placing your metal plant stand on. Is it a thickly carpeted surface, hardwood flooring, a timber deck or concrete floor? Heavier metal plant stands are generally gonna be alright on carpeted areas, whilst lighter stands need a firmer, flatter floor to remain stable.
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