Ideas For Succulent Wall Planters & How To Build One (DIY Guide)

Ideas For Succulent Wall Planters featured image

Succulents, whether indoors or outdoors, are unquestionably beautiful. Unlike traditional houseplants that we place on top of a shelf, Succulent plants, on the ground, or on the windowsill, can be displayed in various unusual ways. Succulent plants have recently become very popular as vertical garden plants. As they can be grown on the wall, they cover an entire planting pit of the succulent wall planters, a small framed box, or a planter as big as the wall itself. Also, both the walls of the garden and the interior can be decorated with these wall planters.

Many people love seeing these plants grow vertically in wall planters. Because these plants are unique by nature, displaying them in a unique position is a fantastic idea.

Why Are Succulents Great For The Wall Planters?

Succulent is a type of plant that grows in the desert and can store a lot of water. The word “succulent” is obtained from the Latin word “sucus,” which means “juice” or “sap.” As a result, they have thick, fleshy leaves and a thick, juicy body that act as water storage during long periods of water shortage.

Succulents are very popular as houseplants these days since they are hardy in all climates and require very little care. They use the stored moisture inside their bodies for a long time once they have absorbed all of the water.

When succulent plants are left in soaking wet soil, their roots are disturbed and quickly rot. A succulent’s soil should be kept slightly moist or almost next to dry.

Furthermore, they are frequently found growing in the cracks and cavities of rocks on cliff edges. Their ability to thrive in low-soil environments makes them ideal for vertical gardens.

Photo by Blanca Paloma Sánchez on Unsplash

Best Types of Wall Planters

People go for wall planters as they are ideal for small spaces where there isn’t enough room for many pots. You can hang a few pots on the wall or cover the entire surface with these tiny green succulents.

Space is transformed into a three-dimensional gardening area by vertical planters that cover the outdoor garden walls. Succulents will fill the void in your living space if the walls are feeling bare.

It is a good idea to figure out what type of planter will work best for your living space and the succulent species you want to grow ahead of time.

Box Shelves

These wall-mounted box containers look fantastic, even though they are effortless to install. They can go all the way along the wall, or there can be a combination of deep rectangular planters. The arrangement is entirely up to personal preference.

These plant racks give the room a rustic feel. Many of them can be made of rusted metal and rustic wood. The cracks between the wood pieces on the outdoor walls serve as a drainage hole.

Box Shelves
Photo from Amazon

Hanging Wall Planters

Hanging succulent pots are the most flexible way to decorate your walls. Containers are arranged vertically on the wall surface, but the plants are not growing vertically and merely changing the plants’ plane in the concept.

Because succulents grow in individual planters, you can be more creative by combining different species on a wall. Because they do not share a container, you have more options because you can choose succulents that require different levels of care.

Although there are various ways to hang containers, the most basic method is to use a cotton rope or steel-string to hang your regular pots. You will need a pot, a string, and a wall hook. That’s it!

Hanging Wall Planters
Photo by Sven Brandsma on Unsplash

Make sure to follow Succulent City on Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram for more informative & interesting content about succulents & cacti 🙂 Happy planting, and live the moment, my friend!

Mounted Wall Planters

The logic behind wall planters that are mounted directly to the wall is similar to hanging pots—individual pots, to be precise. You can, however, arrange them on your walls in a variety of ways.

To keep the planters stable when mounted to the wall, they’re usually flattened on one side. Many of them are also attached to the wall with a secondary piece that sits between the wall and the pot and can hold multiple pots.

There are many options for these types of wall containers, both online and on the cheap. Metal cans, mason jars, concrete pots, and plenty of other unusual planters contribute to the trend.

However, we recommend using a standard clay or ceramic pot, as these planters do not have holes in the bottom for drainage when hung indoors. It would be best if you exercise extreme caution when watering the succulent plants inside.

Mounted Wall Planters
Photo from Amazon

Box Frames

In reality, these framed wall planters propose to grow succulents on a vertical plane. Like a picture frame, a shallow box filled with succulents is hung on the wall. These succulent wall planters are also known as “living picture frames”.

Box Frames
Photo from Amazon

Gardening Pockets

The hanging planters instantly transform any space into a living wall. This is probably the simplest way to create a succulent vertical garden. Place the plants in the pockets of the hanging planter, and you are done.

Organic material helps to keep the roots dry by retaining moisture. Besides, some hanging pockets come with a cold-protective cover, which may come in handy if your climate prevents you from keeping succulents outside during the winter.

The best part about these grow bags is that you can change out the plants whenever you want. Excellent for changing moods and arrangements.

Gardening Pockets
Photo from Amazon

Make sure to follow Succulent City on Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram for more informative & interesting content about succulents & cacti 🙂 Happy planting, and live the moment, my friend!

Let’s Build a Succulent Wall Planter

For an attractive but super easy succulent frame wall planter, you will be needing:

  • wood glue
  • hangers
  • staple gun
  • wirecutter
  • metal wire mesh
  • shallow wooden box
  • a wooden frame

Step by Step

  • To begin, prepare your frame in the manner in which you wish to decorate your room. By measuring your frame, you can cut the wire mesh. Use the staple gun for securing the wire mesh to the backside of the frame.
  • The container box’s dimensions should be slightly smaller than the frame’s exterior dimensions. Use staples or nails to join two of them together. A hanging wire or a small hanging piece will be needed on the back of your box.
  • Apply a rich amount of wood glue to the frame and the box to ensure a strong bond. Before you start planting your succulents in the box, apply glue to the wooden seams and let it dry completely.
  • This type of planter can be made with small succulent cuttings or leaves. Don’t try to fit the roots between the wire and disturb the plant. It’s easier to place these cuttings inside the wire mesh.
succulent planter
Photo from Amazon

Best Type of Succulents for Wall Planters

Succulents that are short and wide growing rosette-shaped are the best for growing vertically in wall planters. Sempervivums and Echeverias have a wide range of popular species that fit this description.

The species with veins or tentacles are another popular succulent type for vertical gardening. They will grow long and beautiful out of the container as time passes. You can give one of the best hanging succulents on my list a chance.

The arrangement of the various succulent species is entirely up to you. Use your imagination to match the arrangement to the type of planter you are using and the interior decor you will be using to hang it on the wall.

A lot of succulents would look great together. However, you can create an “Echeveria Garden” using variations of the same genus or the contrast of entirely different forms. According to their fading colors, making a scene in your living picture frame by clustering succulent plants is also a great idea.

If you find this article helpful/ interesting, don’t hesitate to share our article on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. The share buttons are right below 👇


Richard Miller

Salute everyone. It's Richard, the author of this Succulent & Xeriscaping blog. I am a traveler and a nature lover looking for a connection with the wild green. In my journey, I found a love for succulents and xeriscaping. What attracts me is the long-lasting & unique beauty of every plant I have the chance to see with my own eyes. Welcome to my little blog and let's enjoy a good time together!

Contact me:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Posted in Succulents
%d bloggers like this: