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How Do I Choose the Best Corner Plant Stand?

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  • Written By: Lori Kilchermann
  • Edited By: Lauren Fritsky
  • Last Modified Date: 26 June 2018
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To choose the best corner plant stand, evaluate the area where the stand will be used and determine what sort of style stand you prefer. Corner plant stands come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. Also consider the types and sizes of plants that will be placed on the stand. The stand you choose should be sturdy enough to securely support your plants and be the right height to ensure they can receive proper sunlight.

Decide if the corner plant stand will be used inside or outdoors. Placement of the stand will influence what types of materials the stand can be made from. Wicker and wood absorb water, so they may not be the best choices for outdoor use. Metal, resin and plastic repel water and may offer a longer lifespan when exposed to the elements. The shelves on the corner plant stand may be solid, which will prevent water from damaging the floor below, or they may have open sections in the material, which will allow any excess or spilled water and dirt to fall to the floor.

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Decide on the proper size of your stand. A corner plant stand can fill the entire corner, or just a portion of it. If the corner is adjacent to a busy walkway, you may not want the plant stand to extend too far out of the corner or your plants could get damaged by passersby. The corner plant stand can be a quarter circle shape to fit snugly in a corner, or simply square or rectangular.

The height and number of steps or tiers on the corner plant stand you choose should create the look you are hoping for. If you are trying to create a focal area in a room, a tall stand with several tiers will be more impressive than a shorter one- or two-tiered stand. If you have plants of varying heights, you will want a stand that has several shelves of varying heights so it is able to accommodate the assortment. The diameter of the pots should also be matched to shelf size, as a wide pot on a very narrow shelf is likely an accident waiting to happen.

Choose a stand which feels sturdy to the touch. One benefit of a corner plant stand is that it can be set firmly against the two corner walls at its back. A corner plant stand that feels flimsy will not be good for large potted plants. Choose a stand with a solid foundation and one that cannot easily be tipped over by children or pets. Taller shelves may be able to be fastened to the wall for added support.

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