Last Updated: May 5, 2023 @ 1:58 pm.

What is the best outdoor plant stand? To find out, we surveyed the gardening enthusiast among our parent readers. What were the best stands for corners? Indoors? We took these suggestions and considered 13 different options. We narrowed down the winners based on quality and reader feedback. Here are the ones we think are best.

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Best Rustic Look

Holds up well in all weather
Sure, this stand takes a bit of time to put together—but we liked the included mallet. And the results are quite nice. We loved the variety of shelf heights.

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Best Rustic Look: Bamworld Plant Stand

When it comes to plant stands, you have a few choices: metal and wood. The latter gives more of a rustic look, which we know some gardening enthusiasts prefer. In fact, this reader favorite stand, by Bamworld, is one of our top picks after spending several hours researching different outdoor plant stands and comparing quality plus features.

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What We Liked

• Nice variety of shelf heights.

• Included mini garden tools and rubber mallet.

• Affordable.

• Lightweight.

• Holds up well in weather.

What Needs Work

• Smaller than some folks expected. 

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Best For Corners

Nice workmanship
Easy to assemble, we loved how this black matte finish plant stand withstands the weather. Very sturdy. And simple enough to assemble.

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Best For Corners: DOEWORKS 3 Tier Plant Stand

Arranging plants in a corner can sometimes be tricky—we liked this stand best to get the job done. Quality is great: note the powder-coated steel construction, so it doesn’t rust.

What We Liked


• Easy to assemble.

• Matte black finish looks quite nice.

• Includes nuts, washers, screws.

• Max capacity is 44 lbs.

What Needs Work

• Screws are bright silver, which stands out from the black matte finish.

• Smaller than some folks expected.

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Best Budget Friendly

Outdoor plus indoor use
We liked the versatility here—these stands come with a drip tray for use indoors. Perfect for small plants, these stands are sturdy yet lightweight.

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Best Budget Friendly: 3 Pack Metal Plant Stands

Yes, some plant stands can get rather pricey. We liked the bang for the buck here—and the indoor/outdoor versatility. Yes, the stands come with a clear plastic drip tray that installs under the stand for indoor use. That’s a nice extra bonus.

What We Liked

• Great for small plants.

• Drip tray can’t be seen under the stand (with plant).

• Can be used indoors or outdoors.

• Lightweight—easy to move around.

• Affordable.

What Needs Work

• Not so good for heavier plants (50 lb. max).

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Best Easy-to-Assemble

Stable and sturdy
Unlike other stands, this one can be assembled in mere minutes. And we loved the finished look—very stylish, with plants on different tiers.

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Best Easy to Assemble: Plant Stand 6 Tier Indoor Outdoor

When researching plant stands and talking with our parent readers, it became obvious one frustration point with this purchase is assembly—some stands can take hours with lots of little parts. If you don’t have that much time, this stand would be a good option. Good quality and it assembles in about 15 minutes, said our readers.

What We Liked

• Staggered heights for pots.

• Looks sharp with decorative metal work.,

• Easy to assemble.

• Each bottom shelf can hold 33 lbs. Top shelves can hold plants up to 26 lbs.

What Needs Work

• A bit pricey.

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How We Pick Products To Recommend

We often turn to our readers (3 million strong!) to find products to recommend. We ask our parent readers for their favorites and consider their real-world experiences in our recommendations.

When we test a product, we always purchase it with our own monies. We do not take free samples, as we believe that compromises our independence.

We also fact check manufacturer information with our own measurements. If a maker claims a product weighs X pounds, we will weigh it to make sure. If the battery life is supposed to be six hours, we will see how it stands up in the real world.

In some cases, we will do interviews with experts in the field to get additional feedback on products.

To get hands-on time with products, we regularly meet one-on-one with gear companies and even tour manufacturing facilities. (When we do this, we pay our own travel expenses).

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We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

We make our living from affiliate commissions, but we always recommend what we think are the best bets for our readers (not the ones that are the most expensive). We are always looking for products that offer the best bang for the buck.

Our independence is a key reason why we have been doing this so long. As we mentioned above, when we purchase a product for hands-on testing, we do so with our own money.

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