How to Hang Copper Plant Labels


Labeling your plants with durable copper tags can help you to easily identify both favored and failing species over multiple seasons. Copper tags are an attractive label option and will weather to an attractive natural verdigris patina over time. The soft copper metal allows you to engrave the plant name, so fading ink is never a concern. The long, thin flexible wires can be wrapped gently around stems and branches both large and small.

Step 1

Select a location for your hanging tag that is near the front of the plant that is easily accessible to viewing and on a low branch or stem that does not drag on the ground.

Step 2

Open the two ends of the wire and wrap very loosely once or twice around the chosen branch or stem so that the wire moves freely around the stem without abrasion.

Step 3

Twist the two ends of the copper wire together once or twice to secure and allow the tag to hang down freely.

Tips and Warnings

  • Refrain from wrapping the copper wires tightly around the branch or stem as this can girdle the plant tissue over time.

Things You'll Need

  • Copper plant tags
  • Ballpoint pen or pencil


  • Lee Valley & Veritas: Copper Plant Tags
  • Washington State University: P-Touch Labels for Plants
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