Head planters – in stone, cement or concrete – are one of the coolest gardening ideas to come along in a while. Don’t you just love how the plants become the hair? If it’s well-thought out, it can be charming. Like Medusa – the standard, really. But you can do almost any hairstyle you think would work with your head planter, there are so many varieties of plant to choose from.
The Medusa Head Planter
Medusa is the first thing almost everyone thinks of and she’s a classic. A monster, with hair of snakes, from Greek mythology. She even has a cactus named after her (the one below). A heavy duty head planter in stone with a spiky, spindly, trailing cactus make a great likeness to her. Source
Medusa at her finest – or maybe Bob Marley? Love the locks on this gentleman. He looks like he has it together. Stone planters get so wonderfully patinated with the green moss. This is when a planter’s head looks it’s finest – framed by long, tossed… hair. Source
The Burro’s Tail is another good cacti idea for a head planter. Make sure you position your planter to get the right amount of sun for the plant you choose – or choose the plant based on where you want to put your planter. And being made of stone, cement and concrete – they’re heavy, so think about it before you move them around. Source
Terra Cotta Heads
This is actually a hybrid – terra cotta and Medusa. The terra cotta stone head planters create lot more contrast between the rust color of the clay and the green of the plant, ummm, I mean hair. Source
This is a beautiful head planter – check out the leaf design along her forehead. Such a lovely detail. And her haircut is great, it really suits her. Source
And here we have a succulent pot idea. With succulents for hair. Interesting choice – and quite the flower pot face. Source
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The Men of the Garden
This guy looks so natural, like he was born to this hair. Pencil cactus is another good choice to accent your head planter. Source
This guy looks like he’s been in one boxing match too many – talk about a Roman nose. Burro’s Tail cactus does the job here. Source
This fellow’s hair is crazy, it looks like he had a rough night. Again, Burro’s Tail. An interesting tidbit about this cactus – it has never been found in the wild. It was discovered in Mexico as a domesticated plant on someone’s porch. Little did they know how many head planter ideas they would spawn. Source
A string of pearls plant adorns the head of this charming fellow in the window. Source
The Ladies in Stone
This sleeping maiden head planter has a serene and peaceful look. You’ll see that Hens & Chicks, another type of succulent, is a popular species for these planters. Source
This wild mess of hair looks great on this pretty woman head planter. All kinds of stone are used for these planters – just depends on the origin of the piece. Source
This head planter is stunning with its purple and blue berries and sparkling choker necklace. We love the way her bangs fall down her nose. Nice touch. Source
Sweet flowers trail from this maiden’s locks. Ground covers are great to use, they trail so well. This head planter is classic style sculpture. Source
A mix and match of cacti on this beauty. The String of Pearls Cactus is another great choice for stone head planters or flower pot faces. Even alone, they are so fascinating, once you put them on a planter, you know you’re golden. Our subject not only has great hair, but a cool necklace, too. Somehow it makes her look even more real. We envision her being from Portland, she has that West Coast savoir faire. Source
This very feminine head planter has a head of delicate ferns. Perfect choice for her delicate face. Source
Historical Figures as Planters
The Gang’s All Here
We think there’s nothing better than sitting several well-done head planters together. In fact, sometimes, we can imagine them whispering to each other at night when everyone’s asleep. Hey, do you mind telling me who does your hair? Source
The 3D Printed Polyface Planter
What a captivating way to hold your plants, with nine eyes keeping a close eye on them. 3D printed from PLA, a recyclable bioplastic that is made from corn, this artsy planter is lightweight and durable. This magnificent work of art from a 3D printer is made to perfection.
Buy it here.