How to Hang Window Plant Holders


Window plant holders allow you to expand your window-planting capacity by as much as six times. These inventive indoor plant hangers turn any shape of window into an instant vertical garden. You can select from a variety of shelves allowing you to space plants based on your needs and the type of sunlight that is available at that window.

Step 1

Measure and mark the center of your window trim.

Step 2

Center your L-shaped bracket so that the top side of the bracket hangs on the trim molding for your window.

Step 3

Mark the location of your mounting holes and predrill holes into your molding. This prevents your molding from splitting.

Step 4

Nail the bracket to the window trim molding. Allow 1/8 inch of the nail head to extend beyond the bracket. This will allow you to remove the bracket easily in the future.

Step 5

Position and adjust the shelves on the window plant holder to suit the size and type of plants you will be positioning in the planter. The planters hang from cables from the bracket and the shelves are plexiglass and will appear nearly invisible, making your indoor garden to look like it is floating in the window.

Things You'll Need

  • L-shaped bracket
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Finish nails
  • Hammer


  • Indoor Window Gardening: Plant Holders
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F.R.R. Mallory is a senior at UC Berkeley completing degrees in both Neuropsychology and English. She has been published since 1996 in both nonfiction and fiction, books, short stories, articles and essays. Her fiction short story "Black Ice" recently won a National Space Society contest.