11 Indoor Plants for a Tiny Space
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- Previous Next2 of 12Courtesy of Fire Escape Farms
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Hang Time2 of 12
Perfect for small studios or loft kitchens, the Recycled Sky Planter has a clever locking disc that holds plants in place as they hang upside down. The gradual watering system hydrates roots as needed and also conserves water. For the best results, hang fennel, strawberries, parsley or mint in an area that receives plenty of natural light.
SHOP NOW: Small Recycled Sky Planter, $18
ON GARDENISTA: Grow Tomatoes on the Fire Escape
Off the Vine3 of 12
In her book Bringing Nature Home, photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo shares ideas and tips on how to transform a space with the most simple leaf or vine. Achieve minimalist beauty with a single passionflower vine draped over an open shelf or sink, adding color, context and life in an unexpected form.
SHOP NOW: Bringing Nature Home, $28
ON GARDENISTA: Vines As Indoor Decor
Self-Service4 of 12
If your watering habits are fair-weather at best, designer Joey Roth has your solution: a self-watering terracotta planter for both indoor and outdoor use. The planter consists of an outer ring for the plants and soil, and a center for water. As the roots need more moisture, water naturally seeps through the porous earthenware.
SHOP NOW: Self-watering planter, $45
ON GARDENISTA: Joey Roth’s New Planter
Mod Pot5 of 12
Equal parts planter and wall decor, Urbio is a leak-proof magnetic garden created by designers Beau Oyler and Jared Aller. With various pot sizes, you can create a desired scape for succulents, draping and leafy plants and edibles. Just remember to plant with a generous layer of Perlite (pumice stone) in the bottom of the pot, followed by soil and the plant last to create a natural drainage system and prevent root rot.
SHOP NOW: The Big Happy Family, $175
Spice Things Up6 of 12
What could be easier than an instant herb garden? These small plots from Williams-Sonoma are ready to grow “as is” on the windowsill, or can be transplanted to a small garden. For these herbs, Gardenista editor Michelle Slatalla recommends keeping them well watered on the windowsill so they flourish during the hot months.
ON GARDENISTA: An Instant Herb Garden
In The Bag7 of 12
Made out of textured macramé, these stylish plant hangers make for a modern indoor garden where space is limited. Designed by Patrick Nandeau, each bag features a zipper for easy opening and filling. With its hook-and-loop fastener, the bags can be attached to each other to create a “floating wall” or room divider.
SHOP NOW: Urban Garden Bag Small Flowerpot, $56
ON GARDENISTA: Urban Garden Hangers
Veg Out8 of 12
An easy, unexpected centerpiece? Vegetables showcased in their most organic state. Author Sania Pell places carrots and radishes in recycled milk jars filled with water, leaving their foliage attached to act as greenery. For lasting arrangements, add a pinch of sugar to the water to make the vegetables stay fresh longer.
SHOP NOW: The Homemade Home for Children, $16
ON REMODELISTA: Vegetables as Decor
Metal Works9 of 12
A striking art piece and plant container, The City Potter is made from 14-gauge steel with a hand-applied rust patina. Annette Gutierrez, co-owner of Potted in Los Angeles, suggests leaving your plants in their nursery containers (the 4-inch containers fit perfectly) so you can easily remove them from the potter when you need to water.
SHOP NOW: The City Planter, from $125
ON GARDENISTA: Urban Gardner
Fruit Stand10 of 12
This 18-inch topiary may be petite, but it has the potential to produce a year-round bounty, indoors or out. A sweeter citrus, Meyer lemons can be used as a natural air freshener, healthy salad dressing or marinade for seafood and chicken. According to VivaTerra, if housed indoors, these trees require as much light as possible. Just don't forget to water daily during the summer, every other day during the spring and fall, and as needed in the winter.
SHOP NOW: Organic Meyer Lemon Topiary, $95
ON GARDENISTA: Indoor Potted Trees
On the Move11 of 12
The Bacsac Mobile Garden Container gives gardening the convenience of portability. Equipped with handles, the durable containers are made of a featherweight, air-permeable fabric that's recyclable. Since the Bacsac is resistant to sun and frost, it makes for an ideal vegetable garden in most any location.
SHOP NOW: Bacsac Mobile Garden Container, $128
Perennial Favorite12 of 12
Without the slightest need for care — water, sunlight, not necessary —Rigel Stuhmiller’s colorful vegetable prints will always be in season. After working at Chino Farm in San Diego, the Berkeley-based illustrator was inspired by the variety and beauty of the produce grown at the famous stand.
SHOP NOW: Botanical Prints, from $15
ON REMODELISTA: Block Prints Inspired by a SoCal Farm Stand