From the window, to the wall!
There is no such thing as too many succulents! (And if anyone’s ever told you otherwise, you should probably cut them out of your life because no one needs that kind of negativity.) These plants are not only gorgeous to have in your home, they also cleanse the air by removing VOCs, help prevent the spread of colds and flus, and can even help reduce anxiety.
Really, the only issue with having a ton of succulents is finding places to put them. That’s where the latest plant-parent trend comes in: wall planters.
Why choose a wall planter?
- Perfect for vine succulents, like String of Bananas and String of Pearls.
- Keeps away from curious pets and toddlers.
- Gets you one step closer to living in an indoor jungle.
- Plants are way less expensive than art.
Where should you hang your wall planter?
Succulents love bright, indirect sunlight. When you’re deciding where to hang your wall planters look for a wall adjacent or opposite a window. Walls beneath skylights are also a great option. You’re ideally looking for a spot that gets 6-8 hours of bright, indirect light a day.
If you don’t get tons of natural light in your house, you can always use a grow light. Look for a light fixture to hang the planters underneath, and swap out your standard light bulb for a 30-45 watt full spectrum grow bulb. It’ll give off a purple light, creating an instant groovy Studio 54 type vibe. *Hangs up a disco ball.*
How do I water succulents in wall planters?
Carefully! Most wall planters will not come with drainage holes (for obvious reasons.) So there’s a couple things you can do to make sure you’re watering your succulents safely. First, put some pebbles at the bottom of the planter. If you do accidentally over-do it on the water, it won’t sit directly in the soil. Second, use a 2:1 soil-to-water ratio. For example, if your succulent is in two cups of soil, measure one cup of water. Third, always err on the side of under-watering. It’s way easier to come back from an under-watered succulent than an over-watered one.
There’s tons of planters to choose from, whether you’re looking for a modern design, or something a little more rustic. Check out your local garden shops, craft markets, and online stores to find your perfect wall planters!
Step-By-Step Wall Planters
- Pick a wall adjacent or opposite a window
- Pot your succulents in cactus soil before hanging them.
- Water minimally.