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What fun are hangers and frames without beautiful plants to go inside them? Plants are starter sized, ship in dirt plugs covered by our 120 day guarantee.


We encourage sourcing plants locally whenever possible. Check this guide out for local plants if you haven't already! 

Frequently Asked questions

How do I keep my plants alive in water?

We love planting in water because of how clean and easy it is. To keep your plants alive, simply ensure that they're kept in an area without much temperature variation, and refill the water every 2 weeks. We also sell nutrients, and have a full care guide that can be found here.

How long can my plants survive in water?

Plants that can survive in water do so by utilizing the oxygen that's absorbed in water to support photosynthesis. Not all plants are able to do this - many require soil to provide oxygen for growth. Plant selection is key, which is why we only sell plants that thrive in water. Plants purchased from Modern Botanical should stay healthy for years. 

How are the frames mounted to the wall?

Each frame comes with a mounting guide to ensure easy hanging on any wall. Tape the guide to the wall where you'd like your frame and the plant(s) to hang. Follow the simple instructions, and voila! 

Can I put my own plants in your water planters?

Yes! Not all plants, however, will propagate and continue to live in water. Two big plant families that tend to perform great in water alone are aroids and succulents. Keep an eye on our Plant Resources section as we share our research in the space for a full list of plants that grow well in water and instructions on doing so! 

Product information

Where is your wood sourced from? Is it sustainable?

We know our product requires cutting beautiful trees down to produce, making wood sourcing an immensely important part of our business operations and commitment to caring for our environment. We've partnered with a multi-generation wood shop in San Diego who has long-standing relationships with small wood farms around the US. All domestic hardwoods are from mills with owned tree farms where lumber is grown and managed through production. 

Is there an easy way to hang these from the ceiling?

Yes! We'll be launching our own hangers soon, but in the short term simply use an an anchored eye-hook in the ceiling and a length of string wrapped through the interior of the planter. The small pegs on the top section of the frame work to keep the string from moving around once hung. Enjoy! 

Can I still hang these on my wall if they are ceiling or brick?

Our mounting system is intended for dry wall and plaster. If you have a brick, cement or other harder wall material, we'd be happy to build out a custom frame for you with modified mounting. Please reach out to with your order number after placing it and allow for a few extras days of delivery time. 

I lost my nails, where can I get a replacement?

If you need replacement or extra nails, reach out to and we'd be happy to ship out a few extras! 

Where can I get a new mounting guide?

Do you have a printer? If so, we'd be happy to send over our PDF template for you to print directly at home! No printer? No problem, we're happy to send a few your way in the mail. Either way, reach out to so we can get help! 

Do they have to be hung, or can they be placed on a table or flat surface?

Modern Botanical water planters have a stable flat surface on the bottom, allowing them to be displayed on an office desk, coffee table, shelf, or other flat surface.