16 Various Ways You Can Display Air Plants/Display Tillandsia

We have always known that all plants need water, light, air, and soil to grow. But that is only partly true! There is a whole genus of plants that do not need soil but are still dependant on the other two. They go by the moniker Tillandsia a.k.a Air Plants.

How did you ask? Well, it is quite simple; air plants obtain all of their needed nutrients from the atmosphere around them. Therefore soil matter is no necessity for their growth. This, in turn, reduces the time and the intensity of care they require by almost a half.

Watering is done only once a week, whereby you soak them in water for a minimum of 30 minutes. They are then hanged to dry off and then put back to their place of habitation. On illumination, they require either bright, indirect sunlight or well regulated artificial lighting.

Air plants are consequently low-maintenance plants that flourish in any setting. Be it your residence, office or classroom. Although, you will face many scenarios that you will meet the dilemma of where to place them, or rather how to display them.

16 Ways You Can Display Air Plants
Air Plants are Low-Maintenance Plants @love_houseplants

What are Air Plants?

There are several varieties of air plants that you can select from. We have the Funkiana that looks like a miniature coniferous crop. There is the Tetorum that looks like a green octopus and the Xerographia that looks like a paper-made flower. Others are the Bulbosa, Caput Medusae and air plants, Ionantha, to mention a few.

See more of a wide variety of other air plants.

Various Styles Of Displaying Air Plants

For these unique looking plants, you need quite a presentation to flaunt them. Unquestionably, their occupancy could be the one thing your desktop needs to look better. They turn a rather dull location to one full of cheer and life. Below are some of the ways you can display air plants.

1. Table-Top Terrariums

A terrarium is similar to an aquarium, but instead of housing fish, it has plants and small animals. Air plants are an excellent addition to your glass tabletop terrarium. Additionally, you may accessorize the terrarium with marbles, tiny multicolored rocks, sea corals and moss. You may put one or several types of air plants to create an eccentric and versatile terrarium. Feel free to use glass terrarium of differing configurations, dimensions, and shapes.

Here’s a large table top glass terrarium from Purzest that we just might get our hands on. Can you imagine the how cute mini succulents will be in here?

2. Open Mason Jars

Mason jars are yet another way you can display your air plants. You should although make sure that you do not completely cover the pot. Covered chalices interfere with free air circulation, which may result in the nutrient deprivation of your crop. But, if the lid is part of the decoration, there is a way out. You may make holes in the cover to allow free air circulation. The air plants maxima’s brilliant purple bloom would look pretty amazing in a mason jar. Don’t get the smaller mason jars though, be sure you’re grabbing the large ones like these ones from Ball to ensure adequate space for growth, your succulents need room to breathe sometimes too!


16 Ways You Can Display Air Plants
A Mason Jar @ekolama_inspo

3. Miniature Fairy Garden

Air plants can also call a miniature fairy garden home. Fairy gardens are perfect sceneries that you can place not only one, but several plants. The best thing about fairy gardens is that you are open to doing whatever you desire. Here you can let your imagination run free and wild. Although, be sure to keep your air plants away from the soil. Instead, place them on rocky surfaces, near small water bodies and other soilless surfaces.

If you don’t know what a fairy garden is, then you’re in luck. Read all about it here, you’ll be very inspired to start your own, trust us!

4. Hanging Vessels

Air plants characteristic that they do not use their roots allows one to grow them in any direction. You may cultivate them upside down, right side up or sideways. As a matter of fact, you may not even know which side is up or down in species with small or little roots. And for this reason, you can mount them in dangling vessels in any form or shape. The vessel may be a woven sisal basket or a metallic spring.

5. Ceramic Sculptures

An air plant like the air plants cotton candy may add glee on a rather dull ceramic sculpture on your bookshelves. This exquisite pieces of art that come in astounding shapes and sizes could be home to the more prominent, more bolder species. The air plants may be placed on the edges or attached to any open and unrestricted areas of the sculpture. The arrangement will, however, depend on the model and style of the figure.

The only thing we would suggest is to get very sturdy figures or sculptures. Succulents, houseplants in general, can be quite heavy when watered and you don’t want them to topple over and break! A strong foundation is a good foundation.

16 Ways You Can Display Air Plants
For Your Bookshelves @sahayasharma

6. Metallic Plant Frames

The air plants look exceptionally charming when displayed on metallic plant frames. Well, These frames go a notch higher, allowing you to hang your plants on your wall as a piece of art. You are also spoilt for choice as you may use any kind of metal- golden, silvery, coppery or even painted steel. The air plants Bulbosa with its wounding leaves and bulb-like appearance would look great on a metallic frame. The frames may be placed at any location from walls to floors to staircases to shelves and also tables or desktops.

7. Geometric Display Shelves

If you are fond of mathematical, geometrical shapes, then you have come across geometric display shapes. The shelves come in diverse configurations and profiles all to the liking of the owner. And they can hold almost all types of air plants. The air plants may then be placed alongside your colorful indigenous rock collection or next to your book set. The mantelpieces may be pyramids, cubes, spheres, and trapezoid, just to mention a few.

8. Concrete Planters

Other kinds of plants may not do so well when grown in a concrete planter. Especially ones that don’t have drainage holes. Concrete planters tend to get too cold in the winter and cool in the summertime, which may not warm the soil efficiently. But for Air plants that do not need soil, concrete planters become ideal. Even the ones without drainage holes are likely habitats. The Tillandsia capitata peach, the Tillandsia aeranthos, and the Tillandsia cyanea types may be placed on concrete planters.

Here’s some minimalistic concrete planters from MyGift if you’d like to grab some for your succulent collection. Here’s a full ebook on different types of planters too if you’re not satisfied with these concrete planters.

16 Ways You Can Display Air Plants
Concrete Planters Ideal for Plants @foxandramona

9. Wooden Planters

Wooden materials added on them an air plant on top of your desk at work looks terrific. The brown color of the wood complements the green, purple or red pigments of air plants. It creates a pop that gives your space personality and an ambiance cherished by many. The Tillandsia Andreana species would look particularly stunning on a wooden planter.

If you want to get a bit handsy on these wooden planters and DIY. Learn how to make a driftwood planter here from scratch!

10. Hanging Bulbs

As we strive towards a world when we waste less and recycle more, old bulbs can come in handy to house air plants. They create such a spectacle, especially when they are cleaned and hung at strategic places such as your patio, dining room or kitchen. Air plants such as the Tillandsia funkiana can grow its quill-like leaves gracefully in a hanging bulb. And they can effortlessly flaunt their yellow leaves and neon orange flower when they bloom.

If you’re having trouble finding some hanging bulb planters we’ve found some for youo here from OF GLASS, Marbrasse and Luffy Pets Collection.

11. Glass Bowls

Glass bows that have been previously used for small homes for fish can now be used as habitat for Tillandsia plants. Filling one with gravel, accessorizing it with moss and finally placing your pink-flowered air plants gardneri as the centerpiece will be a sight to behold. You are at liberty to use whatever size, shape or color of bowl you desire.

12. Vases

Vases are yet another site that can be homes to Tillandsia plants. Although for a realistic appearance, consider choosing small jars or ones with small necklines. Otherwise, your Air plant may just drop in. The bigger bolder air plants would look amazing on top of a vase. At least then, you have a long-lasting plant that won’t need constant replacing such as roses or other kinds of flowers.

16 Ways You Can Display Air Plants
For a Realistic Look @my.california.ranch.home

13. Shells

Shells come in a variety of sizes, configurations, and designs. These calcium-rich pods are an astonishing addition on your windowsill, tabletops, bookshelves, and balconies. And to make them even more appealing, you could add a colorful air plant such as Fuego with its distinctive pop of red-colored leaves. Their ombre pattern that graduates from moss green to a vibrant red-pink could make a plain white shell look marvelous.

14. Chains

A series of chains hanging from the ceiling in differing lengths can be home to a few air plants. For instance, an air plant like the Bulbosa with its folding leaves can hang on a chain. Alternatively, the chain may be accessorized with attached ornate containers on them that the air plants can call home.

15. Crystal Stones

Sparkling crystal stones such as the clear quartz, the black Tourmaline or the purple amethyst could be home to your air plants. First,  you could bore a small hole at the top of the rock to place the plant. But for the hard, impenetrable ones, you may set the plant on the flattest side of the stone.

16 Ways You Can Display Air Plants
Stones for Your Plants @zielen_i_przestrzen

16. Rubber Artifacts

Whether it is a rubber dinosaur toy or an eraser, either may be used as home to your Tallindsia. Your imagination could be your guide here. You may even use a tennis rubber ball cut in half. As you have seen, the plants blend in with almost everything. You could also bore a tiny hole in your brightly colored eraser and place your air plant.

Are You Inspired Now?

We can confidently say that the places to put or ways to display your air plants are infinite.

Basically, any surface on your household is suitable. You might even display the plants just as they are on your windowsill. As long as the location you chose has ample exposure to sunlight and is well ventilated.

To wrap it all up, do not be held back! Be creative and create a new home for your unique Tallindsia plants. Show us your air plants and planters here in the Succulent Plant Lounge. We have people sharing on a daily basis with helpful tips too!

Best Wooden Rack Displays for Your Succulents at Home

When you first started your succulent collection, you probably had just a few succulents. You were able to scatter them throughout your home—a few went on the windowsill, one lived on the dining room table, and a few hung out in the kitchen.

But now that your succulent collection (and obsession) has grown, your dining room table is covered with plants. There’s nowhere to put down a plate and eat anymore, and every other available surface in your house is taken up by adorable planters like these, our office is full of them! As aesthetically pleasing as it is to have plants everywhere, it’s just not practical anymore or is it?

Your house has been overtaken by plants, but there’s something you can do about it! You can get a wooden rack with lots of shelves to house your plants. It won’t take up too much room and will fit all of your succulents, so you won’t have to get rid of any of your beloved plant babies to free up space in your house. 

Here are the best wooden racks to purchase if you need more space for your plants!

Four Tier Rolling Wooden Plant Rack

This rack rolls! Isn’t that cool? It has wheels, so even though it’s big, you can roll it by yourself no problem. We’re always rearranging the furniture in our office, so we love that we can move this rack around during our many redecorating sessions without having to ask for help.

It’s also a great rack to have if you move your succulents indoors for the winter. It’s made of solid wood, so it’s durable enough to be used indoors and outdoors. And since it has wheels, it’s super easy to move inside at a moment’s notice. If the weather suddenly changes and becomes too cold for your succulents, you’ll be prepared with this rack!

Take a look at these 6 Best Indoor Succulents and the 5 Best Outdoor Succulents! They’re sure to stand out on your new wooden racks.

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Five Tier Wooden Plant Stand 

This rack has five tiers and six different platforms you can use to display your succulents. It can fit six large planters comfortably or at least a dozen small ones. This wooden rack specifically sits behind our beautiful front desk person and it get’s a lot of compliments while being there!

Even though this rack was made to display other things, it’s a display piece in and of itself! It’s made of solid pine, so it has beautiful wood grain and a nice rustic brown stain. The shelves have slats in them and remind us of pallets, adding to the country charm of this rustic wooden rack.

You can use this display shelf indoors and out. It can withstand heavy rain and wind, so don’t be afraid to put it in your garden—you won’t damage it. It’s also great for indoor use because you can put other mementos on it like family photos, souvenirs and books.

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Three Tier Plant Stand

The first two plant stands we showed you were kind of big and had a lot of display space. If you’re looking for a smaller, more streamlined plant stand, this is the one for you!

It has an uncomplicated, minimalist design with three shelves that you can use to house your plants. It’s perfect for smaller plant collections and can be kept indoors or outdoors because it’s waterproof. Made of fir wood, creating some beautiful knots and a nice grain. It’s stained a beautiful dark brown color that will go with any decor, inside or out.

Find out what our list of the 8 Best Indoor Cacti are that you can proudly display on your new racks.

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Three Tier Folding Plant Stand

The neat thing about this plant stand is that it folds up, so when it’s not in use, you can keep it tucked away in a storage shed or a closet. It only weighs 9 pounds, so it’s easy to lift it up and put it away whenever you want. 

With how pretty this thing is, though, you’ll never want to hide it away! It’s made of solid fir and has a beautiful rustic look. It reminds us of those DIY plant stands made out of pallets that are all over Pinterest.

This wooden rack only has three tiers, but it still has a lot of space. It has a slanted design, so each shelf is bigger than the last. The design really maximizes space and gives you plenty of room to store your plants and large planters like these. Plus, it looks really pretty!

Here’s a list of 12 Minimalistic Planters we found that would look great on this stand too.

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Small Four Tier Plant Display

If you have a super small apartment or balcony, you may not have space for a big wooden rack. That’s where this small plant display comes in! It still has four tiers of space that you can use to show off your plants, but it won’t take up a lot of floor space. It’s a super efficient use of space and packs a lot of storage into a small package!

It’s made of sturdy wood boards that will hold up indoors or outside. It has a minimalist design that will fit in with modern and contemporary furniture perfectly. Best of all, it’s only $39.99, which is a great price for a plant shelf. This opens up the opportunity to spend more on succulent plants!

Loving the idea of wooden racks but need some more plants to add to them? Check out these 5 Types of Air Plants! They’d be a great addition for this smaller display.

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Those were our top- five best wooden rack displays for your succulents at home! What did you think of them… Are any of them going on your wishlist? We have our eye on that rolling plant rack—it would be so nice to be able to roll our rack outside when the weather’s warm to give our succulents some extra sun!

For some more succulent- inspiring articles, check out How to Make a Succulent Corsage, The 7 Best Succulents for Wedding Arrangements, and How to Create Driftwood Planters at Home!

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Thanks for reading. Have fun and happy planting! ?

How to Easily Create Driftwood Planters at Home (DIY)

Ceramic pots are beautiful, but they aren’t the most natural way to display your succulents and air plants. After all, air plants don’t grow in pots in nature anyways!

If you want a more natural way to show off your plants, you should plant them on driftwood. Driftwood logs make beautiful, rustic planters that will bring a little bit of the outdoors into your home.

Air plants actually grow on trees in the rainforest, so they’ll do quite well on pieces of driftwood. Succulents usually grow in soil, so you’ll need to get a little creative with your planting technique to keep them healthy. But with a few modifications, driftwood logs make a wonderful home for either succulents or air plants! Check out our more in-depth guide on Everything You Need to Know About Air Plants.

If you’d like to learn how to create driftwood planters at home without a lot of special tools, then keep reading!


How to Make Driftwood Planters
How to make driftwood planters at home @lylasdriftwooddreams

Planting Air Plants on Driftwood

Driftwood and air plants are the perfect pair! Air plants are epiphytes, so they don’t need soil in order to thrive. Planting them in soil is actually bad for them. Since you can’t really plant them in regular pots and planters, driftwood logs are a great alternative.

All you need to do to plant air plants on driftwood is to glue them down to the log with some clear crafting glue. You can add decorative moss around each plant to make your driftwood planter prettier, but it’s optional.

Remember to mist your air plants with a spray bottle or dunk them in some water every few days to keep them looking nice and healthy. Here’s another Succulent City article, dedicated to the watering routine for Air Plants and additional terrariums for your air plants.

How to Make Driftwood Planters
Unique aquarium driftwood planter @outoftheboxplanters

Planting Succulents on Driftwood

There are a few different ways you can plant succulents on driftwood. You can glue your succulents straight onto the driftwood log with crafting glue, but they won’t last for more than a few months because they need soil to thrive.

That’s why we like to attach our succulents to some Spanish moss or coir soil sheets before securing them them to the driftwood log. It gives them something to root in, and has some nutrients that’ll help sustain them.

To plant your succulents, grab a fistful of Spanish moss or cut out a circle of coir with some sharp scissors. Then use the crafting glue or some hot glue to attach the moss or coir to the driftwood log.

All that’s left to do now is glue your succulents onto the coir or moss and enjoy your new driftwood planter at home! Remember to water the succulents every now and then with a spray bottle.

How to Make Driftwood Planters
Bigger IS better for driftwood @lorichips

Drilling Holes to Make Driftwood Planters

You can turn your driftwood into a real planter by drilling a few holes in it. The holes don’t have to be very big because succulents don’t require a ton of soil or root space.

Taking the time to drill some holes in your driftwood is worth it. Succulents do much better when they’re planted in soil and will last for a lot longer—think years instead of months.

If you aren’t handy enough to drill holes in your driftwood log, you can try to find one that has natural crevices, like this one, that you can fill with soil. Otherwise, follow these next few steps to turn your driftwood log into a succulent planter that’s as beautiful as it is functional!

How to Make Driftwood Planters
Driftwood planters in a pot @eddiebigness

How to Drill Holes for Driftwood Planters

First, grab your power drill and fit it with a spade bit. Then take the piece of driftwood and start drilling holes up and down the length of the log. Drilling holes in wood with a spade bit can be a little tricky, so check out this article if you need some help.

The holes don’t have to be very deep or big, but place your succulents in the holes after you’ve drilled them just to make sure there’s enough space for their roots.

Next, it’s a good idea to glue some sphagnum moss (also known as peat moss) into the holes to create a moisture barrier between the driftwood and your succulents.

Then, grab some succulent soil and fill the holes to the top with it. Nestle your succulents in the soil, making sure to cover their roots. Finally, stand back and admire your hard work!

How to Make Driftwood Planters
Beautiful succulent arrangement @angemala1124

Now you have all the information you need to make beautiful driftwood planters! Would you create driftwood planters at home?—Do you like them, or are they a little too rustic for your tastes? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below or share your driftwood creations in our exclusive Facebook group, Succulent City Plant Lounge.

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Want to keep up with the succulent knowledge? Check out these articles— Do Succulents Clean the Air, Where to Buy Air Plants, and What is the Purpose of Thorns on a Cactus.

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Happy planting! ?

Top Terrariums for Air Plants- Different Types Of Planters

You just got home from the nursery with a bunch of beautiful Tillandsias. You handpicked the best air plants that the nursery had to offer, and you’re stoked to display them in your home.

But where are you going to put them?

You can plant Tillandsia on pieces of driftwood, in hanging metal planters, and even in sea urchin shells! But our favorite place to plant them is in a glass terrarium, so today we thought we’d share our favorite ones with you. You can’t go wrong with any of the terrariums on this list—they’re all gorgeous!

Without further ado, here are the top terrariums for air plants!

Geometric Copper Terrarium

Tillandsia plant looks great in modern, geometric planters like this one! All of the edges of this glass terrarium are outlined in rose gold or copper metal depending on which design you choose. Either one is gorgeous, so you really can’t go wrong!

Terrarium has a big opening, so your air plant is sure to get enough circulation in this terrarium. The size of the terrarium opening also makes it super easy for you to water your plant without removing it from their little home. Just grab a spray bottle, like this one we use in the office from time to time, and mist them regularly to keep them nice and hydrated.

This Terrarium planter comes in two sizes—small or medium. Bigger is better, so we say go for the medium size. The terrarium gives you a great excuse to get more air plants if you don’t have enough to fill it!

Light Bulb Terrariums

We think this light bulb terrarium is such a bright idea! It’s not really light bulbs, but it looks just like them and gives the same cool effect. Check them out, here!

The terrarium comes with jute strings that you can use to hang them from the ceiling, and they have openings in the middle that allow any plants you put in them to get enough circulation.

They’re a lot more functional than a real, repurposed light bulb would be, so it’s worth spending the $11.99 to get them! They come in a pack of three, so we think they’re a great value. This brand also has another variety that includes a light bulb with two hole- openings— giving your air plants some extra room to grow! Check those out here.

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Hanging Glass Terrarium Kit

We love this hanging terrarium! It comes with a beautiful metal stand that has some nice scroll details. The scrolls make this terrarium look extra pretty and whimsical. It would be the perfect vehicle for a little fairy garden full of adorable plants and accessories like these!

This terrarium also comes with two Tillandsia plants and some black and silver rocks, so it has everything you need to get your mini garden started! It’s a great value at $28.00 considering you get air plants and rocks, too.

For more inspiring hanging plants for your air plants and other succulents, check out our top 5 choices here!

Tabletop Glass Plant Terrarium

These tabletop terrariums are modern, classic and simple, which is just the way we like our planters! They’ll go with pretty much any decor because they have such a streamlined, minimalist design. They’ll really let your air plants shine, too, because they don’t have many details that will take attention away from them. Take a look, here!

These terrariums come in a set of three. They all have the same round shape and an opening at the top that lets air in, which is great for air plants. They derive some of their nutrients from the air, so they definitely need the good airflow that these terrariums provide!

At just $12.20, this set is a great deal—you’re only paying $4 for each terrarium!

Tall Geometric Tabletop Terrarium

The shape of this tall, geometric glass terrarium kind of reminds us of geodes, like this, (which would look great in your terrarium by the way)! It has an organic, irregular shape that looks super modern and cool.

It comes in three sizes-small, medium, and large. Definitely go for the large size, though! It’s 9.8 inches tall, which makes it a much more striking and beautiful centerpiece than the smaller sized terrariums. It would look gorgeous in your dining room or living room table with a bunch of votive candles around it!

This terrarium for air plants also comes in two different finishes. You can get it with either matte black metal or gold metal if you want a nice shiny finish.

It’s only $29.99 for the large size, which we think is a great deal. It has tons of space for your air plants and will become a real focal point of whatever room you put it in, so it’s worth splurging on!

Teardrop Terrarium Set

We love terrariums that have unique, interesting shapes, like these! In this set, there are two teardrop-shaped and one globe-shaped terrarium for air plants. They’re all a nice size—the teardrop terrariums are 7 by 4 and the globe is 5 by 5, so you’ll be able to fit plenty of air plants in them! They have a nice, big opening that allows plenty of air to get to your Tillandsia plant, too.

They all come with long pieces of twine that you can use to hang them. Two of them have flat bottoms, so you could also set them on your end table or coffee table and they’d look just as nice!

Terrarium Display End Table

We saved the best terrarium for air plants for last! This end table doubles as a terrarium, and it’s just about the coolest thing we’ve ever seen! The terrarium is where the drawer would usually go, and it’s made entirely of glass, so you can see your air plants from pretty much any angle.

The drawer is pretty deep, so you can fit a lot of Tillandsia and rocks in there! Surprisingly, the drawer also has air holes on the sides that will provide air circulation for your plants. We thought for sure that this type of terrarium would be closed, but the genius people who designed this managed to work some air holes into it!

This end table has gold legs and some metal accents, but otherwise it’s made almost entirely of glass. The almost- fully- glass design gives it a really elegant and delicate look. It would be a beautiful showpiece in almost any room in the house. We could see this table being used as a nightstand in a bedroom, or sitting next to a couch or chair as a side table. Wherever you keep it, it’s sure to be a conversation starter.


Those are the top terrariums for air plants according to us here at Succulent City! Which ones are your favorites?

We’re in love with that terrarium end table and it’s definitely going in our cart, we’re hoping it comes this weekend! Let us know which ones you’re going to buy in the comments section below!

Enjoyed learning about Top Terrariums for Air Plants? If so, you’ll really enjoy the ebook about Different Types of Planters. With this ebook, you’ll find yourself more detailed answers that’ll help your succulent grow even better! With thousands of succulent lovers enjoying our ebooks, you don’t want to miss out on what works the best to grow your succulents.

Happy planting! ?

6 Best Marble Planters for Succulents

Marble was all the rage in 2017 and still is today, and we totally understand why! Marble countertops and floors are to die for (not literally though).

They’re modern, elegant, and luxurious… we can’t wait until we can afford to tile our whole house with marble!

But for now, we’re celebrating our love of marble by writing this post about our favorite marble succulent planters. We’re even going to show you a cool DIY planter as a bonus so that you can make it at home if you’re on a budge. It’s made with marble contact paper just to give you a slight preview.

Without further ado, let’s jump into the post!

Geometric Marbled Ceramic Pots & Planters

Geometric marble ceramic pots and planters

These faux marble planters have a geometric diamond pattern that really stands out! The texture of these planters combined with their faux marble design makes them look a lot like rocks.

We love the earthy, natural vibe of these planters, and the unique colors they come in. A lot of planters on this list were designed to mimic white carrara marble, but marble comes in a lot of other colors, too. This set of four planters incorporates some of those other colors, like brown, grey and green.

These pots have drainage holes, which make them perfect for succulents. Succulents pretty much need to be put in pots that have drainage holes because they’re so sensitive to overwatering. If they sit in water, their roots will rot and they’ll die. That won’t happen with these planters, though, so you can rest easy!

They come in a set of four and are available for just $17.99, which is an unreal value! Go and snag these up before the seller realizes they’ve made a mistake with their pricing!

Colorful Ceramic Succulent Planters

Green and blue marble planters

If you like color, then these are the succulent planters for you! You’ll get four marbled planters if you buy this set—one green, one blue, one pink and one grey. The bright colors will really compliment your colored succulents!

These planters are about two inches tall and three inches wide, so they’re the perfect petite planters for arrangements of small succulents like Echeverias and Haworthias, too.

Each planter has a drainage hole, so you won’t have to worry about your plants sitting in water. They also come with nice wooden trays that will keep any water that drains out of your pots contained. The trays are a big plus because they’ll prevent your furniture from getting water stains!

These planters are so cute that we don’t blame you if you buy more than one set—we almost did! Each set of four is only $13.99, so go ahead and treat yourself!

Marbled Terracotta Pot

Marled terracotta pot

We think that this marbled terracotta pot from Urban Outfitters is adorable! It has all of the rustic charm of a terracotta pot with some extra flair. The classic grey and white marble design really elevates this terracotta pot and gives it an elegant feel that you’ll love!

This pot only has a three inch opening, so it’s best for your small succulents. It already has a drainage hole, so you won’t need to break out a drill and make one yourself. Best of all, this pot is only $5.00… what a bargain! (Sometime’s it goes on sale for $4.00 too!)

Ceramic Faux Marble Succulent Pot with Stand

Ceramic faux marble succulent pot

We cannot get over this set of faux marble planters! They have a beautiful black and white marble design with metal accents that make them look super classy and sleek.

This set contains one small, one medium, and one large pot, which makes it great for succulents of all sizes!

The metal stands come in a few different colors—black, white, and gold. We love the way that the glossy ceramic marble looks with the shiny gold hardware, but the black and white stands are great choices, too! They both have a more matte finish than the gold, so they make the planters look more modern. We love the way that the black stand brings out the black marble details in the pot and contrasts with the bright white ceramic!

This set of three ceramic pots is just $69.99. We think that they’re a great deal because they come with stands, too! Don’t let the price scare you at first, take a look at them and you’ll understand that you’re getting a great deal.

Ball Shaped Faux Marble Planter

Ball shaped faux marble planter

We think that this planter is one of the most striking ones on the list! It almost looks like a ball or a globe with its tall, curved ceramic sides. It has a beautiful faux marble finish. The marble design streaks up and down the sides of the pot and really emphasizes its curvy shape.

We think that this stunning contemporary pot would make a beautiful centerpiece for your coffee or dining room table. It’s one of the biggest pots on this list, so it will fit quite a few succulents. Load it up with your favorite plants, and put a few colored succulents in there, too. They’ll really pop against the white ceramic sides of this pot!

DIY Marble Planter

Marble contact paper

You can turn pots you already have into marble masterpieces by picking up some marble contact paper. Contact paper is super easy to apply to tin cans or any other round object that you want to turn into a gorgeous faux marble planter!

You don’t even need glue to make this! The only supplies you’ll need are a craft knife, a tape measure, a tin can, and of course, marble contact paper. When cutting this marble contact paper we found that the best option is to use this x-acto knife to get the best clean cut possible, plus it’s not expensive at all.

Measure the length and width of your can using an easy to use flexible measuring tape like this using your tape measure so that you know exactly how much contact paper to cut. Then, use the craft knife to cut the contact paper according to your measurements. Use a straightedge while you’re cutting to make sure that you get the cleanest lines.

Wrap the contact paper you just cut around your whole tin can. Make sure that you wrap the contact paper tightly to prevent air bubbles from forming. Use a handy credit card or gift card in order to get those air bubbles out.

You’re all done! Wasn’t that easy? Now go fill your beautiful, brand new pot with plants!


If you didn’t like any of the planters above here’s a another bonus 3 that I found to be good runner ups! They’re also not too expensive, just the right bang for your buck, and succulent. Marble planters with gold stands, red and blue colored marbled planters and a square marble planter.

We know that you probably can’t pick, but which one of these amazing pots is your favorite? We love the set of four geometric planters the most! Let us know which one you’re going to buy in the comments section below.

If you do end up making a purchase, snap a picture of it and share it with us on social media @succulentcity! We can’t wait to see all of the beautiful succulent arrangements you create in your fabulous faux marble planters. Happy planting!

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