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Where to buy greenhouse cabinets and alternatives

If you've scrolled through your favorite plant communities lately, you've likely spotted these little green sanctuaries everywhere. We’re talking about the greenhouse cabinets! And let's be real, who wouldn't want to turn their living space into a lush oasis?

Big, small, or somewhere in between – these greenhouse cabinets come in all shapes and sizes. In this blog, we will tell you all about where to get the best ones. And if you don’t have the space for a big cabinet, we also have some alternatives we’d love to share with you!

Greenhouse cabinets from IKEA

Milsbo greenhouse cabinet

Let's start with the most commonly used cabinet: IKEA's Milsbo Tall. Available in black and white, this glass cabinet is perfect for transforming into a greenhouse. All you need to do is make this cabinet airtight, so your green friends can enjoy perfect conditions all year round.

Go for shelves or create a whole green world, it's up to you! Want to know how to turn the IKEA Milsbo into a real greenhouse? Read all about it in our blog 'Greenhouse Cabinets 101: the basics'.

Another commonly used cabinet is the Milsbo Wide. The low version of the Tall and perfect to put even more plants on and complete your green corner! This cabinet also comes in black and white.

Milsbo greenhouse

Photo’s via Instagram by @journey_to_jungle & @ginavariegata

Fabrikor greenhouse cabinet

Don't have that much space, but still want one of those fantastic cabinets for your greenery to grow in? Then the cabinets from the Fabrikor series are perfect! Available in two sizes (narrow and wide) and fun colours such as pale green and light yellow. If you really want to go all out, you can even paint your Fabrikor greenhouse cabinet in your favourite colour!

You can put your plants on shelves, but if you really want to go all in, you can create a green world by letting your plants grow wild in this greenhouse!


Photo’s via Instagram by @elle.and.plants & @mystringofhearts

Rudsta greenhouse cabinet

Not quite fond of the Fabrikor's retro look? Then the Rudsta could also be for you. This cabinet is also available in narrow and wide. A nice bonus: the narrow version has a shelf outside the cabinet section, perfect for storing your plant stuff!


Photo’s via Instagram by @thrdfloor & @dschungelliebe

Greenhouse cabinet alternatives

Have you fallen in love with the greenhouse trend, but simply don't have the space or budget to create one yourself? Fortunately, there are a few alternatives that are cheaper and take up less space!

Small greenhouse

For plant lovers who don't have that much space (anymore), IKEA has also come up with something else: a mini greenhouse. This greenhouse is perfect for letting your (rare) plants grow and flourish. We recommend making this little greenhouse airtight to keep the humidity inside constant.

It exists in two sizes, a tiny one which is 45 cm x 35 cm, and a bigger one which is 65 cm x 40 cm. The biggest is black while the tiniest is white. The biggest is our favourite because we can place more plants, and it can contain one of our grow lights!

Small greenhouse IKEA

Photo’s via Instagram by @urbanungleplantarium & @planteeetaaah

Plant prop box

Are you not ready to dive into the greenhouse cabinet trend just yet? No worries, we've got a great alternative for you: the plant prop box! It’s perfect for those tight on space or wanting to keep it budget-friendly. The plant prop box is all about crafting the ideal environment for your beloved green buddies without breaking the bank or taking up too much room. It's like a cozy nook for your plants to flourish, proving that you don't need big greenhouse to create the ultimate plant haven! If you want to know the ins and outs about a plant prop box, and how to make one yourself, you can check our blog!

Prop box

Photo’s via Instagram by @babyplantdrama & @phytophilicmonkey


A greenhouse cabinet is a kind of terrarium, but larger. Are you looking for a place where you can make your plants really happy, but don't have the space to put up one of those big glass cabinets? Then go for a good old terrarium! Make your own terrarium and watch your plants thrive in the mini-ecosystem. A perfect green world that you can put on your table!

Finding the perfect greenhouse cabinet is an exciting step toward creating a thriving and controlled environment for your plants. Whether you choose one of the shown greenhouse cabinets, a DIY solution, or explore alternative options, the key is to keep in mind your space, and budget.

Have you found your favourite cabinet? Then it's time to get it ready for your plants. Check out all our Greenhouse Cabinet tools and start your green adventure!


PLNTS instantly make Renée happy as she's always on the hunt for cool plant trends. Inspiring our community with interior tips, surprising DIY's and fun lists is what she does best!

24 January 2024
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