Melamine Wall Planters Review
Recently I received an email asking if I would like to review a product, wall planters to be exact. Of course I said yes because why not? I love plants and also my house is about the size of a grape so any excuse to use my walls for extra vertical square footage is always a good thing in my book. So, let’s get to it!
Upon arrival of the package, I unboxed it to find 3 pots, screws, nails, drywall anchors, charcoal, and a little step-by-step guide.
First things first, I liked the color, they weren’t stark white which I dig because white things normally don’t mesh well in my colorful bohemian bungalow. They were a very soft blue color which stood out nicely on almost any color wall. I also really liked how lightweight they are. As we all know with plants, soil and other drainage accessories such as rocks or pebbles really start to add up and if you’re putting something on a wall it’s good for it to be on the lighter side.
My husband and I wandered around our house for a solid 10 minutes trying to figure out the best place for these, we ended up in the living room on a far wall that gets a nice amount of indirect light. (About 4 feet away from a large east-facing window)
On this wall, opposite my wall hanging!
So we broke out the ol’ hammer and drill and went to town. We used the supplied drywall anchors and screws to adhere them to our wall, it was easy peasy and only took a couple seconds. (Not counting the few minutes it took me to clean this area for pictures haha)
After the screws were in the wall I decided to read a little bit more in the step-by-step guide and open up my charcoal. I filled up one of the pots with some activated charcoal but left it out of the other. If you are curious on why you would use charcoal, these planters do not have drainage holes. Activated charcoal rids the soil of impurities, repels insects, and prevents mold and odors. It’s also extremely porous, meaning that when you water your little planties, it prevents root rot by absorbing the excess. Typically I would advise against any pot not having a drainage hole but in the case of something small like a succulent I’d say the charcoal is fine to try out. Something to note, the guide does give you instructions on how to add a hole if you please. In my own personal opinion, I would just keep plants in their perspective nursery pots, take them out to water them and return them to the hangers.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any long trailing plants to place into these pots for a fun factor so propagated pothos are going to have to do for the time being. In the future though a string of hearts, pearls, dolphins, turtles, or something like english ivy would look very cool in those. Basically anything that is bushy and trails downwards would be kick ass.
Overall I really enjoy these little guys and think they are a great way to spruce up some open wall space. The price isn’t bad either, you get 3 of these plus all the other necessary supplies for under $20! Can’t beat that. I would say my only critique would be that they are fairly small, a 4-inch pot or a succulent would probably be the only thing that could fit inside there nicely and not have the top protrude out too far.
*You can purchase these wall planters here. I was not compensated for this review.*