The Game-Changing Etsy Accessory That’ll Help City Plants Thrive In Low-Light Apartments

published Sep 7, 2022
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In my fervent search for ways to keep my indoor plants from shriveling after one month in my dim apartment (refusing to accept that it could in any way be my own fault), I came across these window hanging plant shelves on Etsy. Every ray of sunlight that (by some natural miracle) makes its way into my north-facing apartment is a hot commodity. Yes, my plants need it, but so does my cat, my housemate, and my mental health. So, when it comes to a solution that positions indoor plants as close to a source of sunlight as possible, I’ve also been looking for one that doesn’t block my windows entirely… and may have found it.

The Indoor Window Gardens window hanging plant shelves have earned a solid 5-star rating on Etsy from over 1,800 rave reviews. “Perfectly level,” one reviewer says, “and easy to install!” Other customers say the shelves are of “superb quality,” “came fast,” and were “exactly as described.” Reliability, design quality, and easy of installation — check, check, and check. You can choose from five different mounting and hanging styles, from hooks to angle brackets, each being more or less conspicuous than the last. Each shelf is designed to hold 10-15 pounds depending, making it perfect for that DIY herb garden wall you’ve (read: I’ve) been wanting forever.

The shelving systems come in 2, 3, and 4-tier styles, so you can customize the sizing to your windows as well as the number of plants you’re going to want to display. And, yes, not only is this a storage solution for plants living in small or dim spaces, but they make for an awesome display of (almost) all your living things. Keep them happy, display them proudly, and add even more to your now thriving collection by giving it the gift of these hanging plant shelves. I certainly plan to.