Timeless Elegance: Wrought Iron Plant Stands
I’d bet you and I would agree that one of the most fun aspects of being a plant parent is seeing them in all their glory on full display! It’s such a feeling of great satisfaction to see our plant friends happy & healthy, isn’t it? When we are looking for a way to show off our plants with design and durability – a trusty friend we choose here are wrought iron plant stands.
Wrought iron plant stands are exceptional for strength, longevity and overall aesthetic appeal. You may even be blessed enough to have a local artisan welder nearby your area that can craft you a one-of-a-kind piece.
If you aren’t lucky enough to have such an opportunity, don’t worry, I have you covered! Read on to discover some unique and affordable options for every budget range.
Pros of wrought iron:
- Elegant, timeless design ✔
- Excellent value for your financial investment ✔
- Incredibly durable and maintains appearance for a long time ✔
- Strong & sturdy ✔
- Very low maintenance ✔
- Can be primed & painted almost any color you choose ✔
Cons of wrought iron:
- It isn’t really a con because material of any kind will need to be maintained. With iron, every few years on average, you will likely need to refinish the surface. When taken into consideration, this is minor compared to the rotting of wood or deterioration of other materials. Wrought iron will still be perfectly fine after a fresh coat of metal paint.
Some local thrift shops or antique stores may also be a good place to hunt for iron plant stands. Often times you’ll find one with unbelievable craftsmanship featuring a design you’ll never find in stores. It may take some good ol’ fashioned elbow grease to restore, but you’ll be the proud owner of something special.
Not to mention you can sit back and admire the work of your very own hands and creativity. ✔
Wrought Iron Plant Stands That Will Stand The Test of Time
Shopping for plant stands can almost feel overwhelming considering how many there are to choose from, right? I know, we’ve been there too! Most of us are looking for durability, design and overall function that suits our individual needs. That’s what I’ll be focused on in this article.
Browse more plant stand options here at my shop. They are categorized for small, medium or larger plant collections.
Without further ado, these wrought iron plant stands offer the best features at the most affordable prices. My goal here is to help you find the perfect fit for your home. Hopefully I’ve managed to simplify the “picking process” a bit too.
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FOYUEE Corner Plant Stand
This durable and beautifully designed metal plant stand has a classic black rustproof finish to ensure you won’t be fussing with it anytime soon!
Foyuee designed this stand with their customer in mind. Assembly is not nearly as difficult as so many other products out there. We know how frustrating that can be!
Holding up to 50 pounds, this corner plant stand is no lightweight! Your favorite plants will be displayed with ease.
Scrollwork Design 3-Tier
What a cutie! Standing only 45″ high, 22″ wide and just over 11 inches deep – this smaller 3-tiered shelf is designed perfectly for tight spaces.
Don’t let it fool you though! BIG things do come in small packages sometimes.
The top shelf is more shallow than the rest. This feature allows you to showcase your favorite taller plants (like orchids) without interference. Perfect!
Best features? No assembly required and it is foldable for simple storage.
Little Birdies Metal Stand
One of my favorites! ❤ Love birds and plants? Meet your perfect match! This absolutely adorable 2-tiered wrought iron plant stand is sure to make you smile.
Bill & I have gotten some of the neatest and most well-made pieces from Plow & Hearth. This distinctive plant stand is absolutely no different.
I don’t know how long this very popular plant shelf will be available. But I do know this…. I think you would love it too.
Set of 3: Nesting Metal Plant Stands
Another stellar piece exclusively from Plow & Hearth. Please note however that I mistakenly missed that it is not wrought iron. Instead, it is made out of steel with a gunmetal finish. I don’t know if that creates an issue for you, but if not, please give this one a chance.
This set of 3 offers the ultimate flexibility, allowing you to choose exactly how you’d like to display your most prized plants. Keep them all together or use them independently.
There is some assembly required so do keep that in mind! Overall, these are strong, sturdy and sensible stands providing you years of enjoyment.
4-Tier Planter Rack
It’s not hard to see why this one made my list of wrought iron plant stands to consider. Its sweet, classic, elegant design is sure to delight you and your admiring visitors.
Important notes: It is not as large as the photo makes it appear to be. It also is not made to hold very heavy pots. Small spaces and lightweight pots are the best usage for this delicate piece. (Dimensions: 32″ tall – 20″ length and 10″ deep)
Koehler Hourglass Design
Koehler managed to design a simple, yet elegant piece that will beautifully showcase 1 large plant on top with 2 smaller complementary plants on bottom.
Extremely high quality design means you won’t be worrying about wobbles and poor construction. It is sturdy, fully assembled and worth every penny.
It’s hard to really see in this photo, but the color is actually a beautiful rubbed bronze color. I don’t think you’d be disappointed with this choice.
4 in 1 Dazone Plant Stands
Have you ever seen those flower displays in people’s homes that look as if they belong in a botanical garden somewhere? Chances are, it’s all about the arrangement!
Have your own fancy botanical space by using these 4 in 1 stands. I love these. The set of 4 comes with heights of 6, 8, 10 and 12 inches. Displaying your favorite blooms or foliage the way YOU want has never been easier.
Very important note: If you choose these, do not move them with a plant sitting on them. The weight will damage the legs of the stand and will either break or create unsteadiness. Otherwise, a solid buy for the price.
Mini Garden Bicycle
Okay, how much more unique does a plant holder get than this? Does it take you back to your childhood? Or maybe a great memory as an adult?
This adorable little garden bike holds up really well to the weather elements and holds medium to large sized pots! It might be small but it is sturdy.
Only problem? You’ll have to have a plant that draws more compliments than the little bike holding it!
23 Bees Vertical Stand
Love the vertical look? You’ll love 23 Bees perfectly designed piece. Something else you’ll love? Their 100% money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied!
They really thought of everything. The wrought iron metal is sturdy and stands out. While the included 5.5″ white ceramic pots add a clean contrast for chic decor.
At only 3 1/2 feet tall, this is not a large piece. If you are looking for a towering, large plant stand, this is not a good match for you. But if small to mid size is what you’re after – you should strongly consider 23 Bees.
3 Multi-Purpose Plant Stands
Last but definitely not least – these multi-purpose stools are absolutely fantastic!!
Currently available in either black or white, these plant stands can also be used as sturdy stools or small accent end tables. If you enjoy making multiple uses out of one piece of furniture, this is for you!
Customer service is also top notch so if you should run in to any problems, I doubt you’d have any issues getting a resolution.
The clean, cool and simple style of these multi-purpose stands will be sure to add fun and function to your home.
There are nearly endless options available to you in the vast world of wrought iron. These above have been tried, tested and true. Did I keep my promise to you of making the decision process a little less overwhelming?
With wrought iron, the main thing you want to keep in mind is how well it is made. Cheaply crafted wrought iron pieces won’t last you long enough to be worth what you paid.
Thin metals won’t stand up to being sanded in the future for fresh coats of paint. Iron that is not coated properly will rust much quicker than metal that has been properly prepared. While poorly welded legs could make your stand wobbly – or worse yet – dangerous!
When buying quality however, wrought iron plant stands are an enduring investment you won’t regret. You might even be able to pass it down for generations to come.
I’d love to hear from you. Did you find a piece in this list that was exactly what you’d been looking for?
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The little birdies stand is so cute! That would look great on a back porch filled with herbs.
It really is! Plow & Hearth makes some of the coziest things. Seems you & I have the same taste. 🙂
In total agreement with your idea about having the little birdies stand on a back porch filled with herbs. That sounds like a perfect idea! Fresh herbs can’t be beat anyhow. Thanks for coming Michelle. I’ve manually added your website link to your comment. (Looks like I’m going to have to change themes)
Christy B says
The garden bicycle caught my eye – love it! So many creative options out there now, aren’t there? My mom loves to garden and I hope to have a nice one if she helps me when we move to a house next year xo
Hi Christy! *waving & smiling* There really are so many great options nowadays. The creative designs always seem so appealing – it’s a garden but it’s also art at the same time. Pretty darn neat! I love that your mom loves to garden. I believe you two will make some great memories in your new garden at the home you lovebirds decide on. 😉 I pray it’s the perfect fit for all of your needs! xo back to you.