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If you’ve shopped at Aldi for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed it’s a good place to get inexpensive plants — both indoor houseplants and outdoor garden plants. But especially indoor houseplants. The discount grocer seems to stock various houseplants as frequently as once a month, and sometimes more often depending on the season. Aldi houseplants I’ve collected over the years include orchids, a fiddle leaf fig, lucky bamboo, snake plants, succulents, pothos, crotons, umbrella plants, a Venus fly trap, and more.
I used to be able to fit all of my houseplants in my greenhouse-style kitchen window. When that got crowded, I turned an Aldi laundry cart into a houseplant stand in my living room, and it drew several compliments from visiting friends. The laundry-cart-turned-plant-stand is now filling up as well, and its shelves are narrow and only fit my smallest pots.
I started browsing Amazon for larger dedicated plant stands or plant shelves. Then Aldi came through for me and sold a wooden plant ladder stand this spring that is similar to many of the stands I was already looking at. Aldi has sold various metal plant stands in previous years, but this is the first time I’ve seen Aldi sell a large wood stand like this.
The Belavi Wooden Plant Ladder Stand (product code 15122) cost $39.99 at the time of publication. Belavi is a new Aldi house brand that encompasses a range of garden and outdoor supplies. The price for this stand is competitive compared to wooden plant stands on Amazon, and it’s on the lower end of the price range for other stands I’ve seen there.
This is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a short time, and stock may be limited. Aldi does not offer online ordering for its specials, so after this sells out at your local store, it’s gone.
Here are a few details about the plant ladder stand from Aldi:
- Measures 39.4″ x 13.8″ x 43.1″
- Plants not included
- Great for indoor or outdoor use
- Features a wooden frame
- Has three shelves to display your favorite plants
- The top shelf holds up to 13.2 pounds, while the middle shelf holds up to 18.7 pounds, and the bottom shelf holds up to 24.3 pounds
- Available in Natural Wood or Vintage Gray (I bought the Natural Wood style because I didn’t see any Vintage Gray at my store)
- Made in China
- Comes with a three-year warranty
The plant ladder stand comes with a three-year warranty serviced by Protel, a German-based after-sales service company that services several Aldi products, including the Gardenline Walk-In Greenhouse as well as Adventuridge backpacks and Visage bathroom scales. For service, call 1-855-754-8297 or email [email protected]
The stand is easy to assemble and requires only a crosshead or Phillips screwdriver (not included). When you open the box, there are three primary components: the main A-shaped frame with a moving hinge at the top, and the three shelves of varying sizes. There’s also a bag of screws, a warranty card, and an instruction sheet.
To assemble, open the stand to an angle where the bottom shelf can be fitted onto the bottom treads of the stand. Then fit the middle shelf and top shelf onto their respective treads. It takes a little experimentation to find the ideal angle to open the stand, and to figure out how to position the shelves. Then you’ll secure each shelf to the stand with screws (four for each shelf). Look for the holes to insert the screws to get started. The wood is soft and the screws easily twist through to fasten the shelves on.
There were a few things I noticed while unboxing the stand. First, it has a strong wood smell that I’m guessing is pine. (Many similar stands on Amazon are made of either pine or bamboo.) The packaging doesn’t indicate what type of wood it is, but it does bear a Forest Stewardship Council seal indicating the wood is 100% from well-managed forests.
Also, I saw a fine white dust on a few parts of the shelving. It brushed off easily with my hand, and I wiped most of it off with a slightly damp cloth. The instructions state the stand can be wiped clean with a damp cloth, and you can use a mild detergent (no aggressive cleaners) if there is a stubborn stain, and then let all parts dry completely.
The Finished Product
I’m never sure what I’m going to get with furniture or mid-sized items such as rolling carts or storage carts from Aldi, so I was curious to see how this plant stand turned out. Ultimately, it came together well.
It fits nicely in front of my living room window, where I loaded it up with plants.
It’s a good-looking stand, and it has a lot more space for my plants compared to the old rolling laundry cart I had been using. It also looks more sophisticated than my rolling cart because it’s an actual piece of wooden furniture.
This holds a good number of potted plants, including some medium-sized pots. It also feels stable and doesn’t wobble or rock.
It’s not a highly finished-looking stand. It has some exposed screws and hinges, but I think that’s the case with most wooden hinged plant stands like this one, and the natural wood color is a popular choice among plant stands on the market now.
I’m happy with this stand, and the only thing that remains to be seen is how it holds up over time. If anything changes, I’ll update this post.
The Belavi Wooden Plant Ladder Stand measures 39.4″ x 13.8″ x 43.1″ and has three shelves that hold a good number of potted plants. The stand feels sturdy and goes together easily with a crosshead screwdriver. If you need a place to put all of the plants you’ve purchased at Aldi, this is worth a look.