It holds Phalaenopsis Orchids, Dendrobium Orchids, Cymbidium Orchids, an array of bromeliads, a glaucous Phlebodium fern, and various other odds and ends. The overall effect is pretty dramatic, and stands nearly 2' from the wall. The structure is flexible and forms something of a hammock, so it adjusts readily to varying weight. I custom blended our soil mix, including activated charcoal, orchid mix, NHG potting soil, and peat moss. It's nice and light and airy.