Indoor plant walls make ideal decor for any space, regardless of size. Their high level of customizability makes them perfect for any room. Whether it be an office, restaurant, bar, hotel, or conference venue, an indoor plant wall will introduce greenery into the space and set a gorgeous and professional look.
Here’s what you need to know about the steps of making an indoor plant wall.
Chalk Out Your Space
Even if you already have a wall all picked out and are ready to host your living plant wall, it’s important to take a moment to see if the wall is the right fit for your plants before moving on.
Does it get enough sunlight? Will it be able to bear the weight of the plant containers? Will the constant watering make it unsuitable to hold the plants as time passes?
Pick a wall that is either near a window or skylight so that it gets enough sunshine. This will ensure you get to choose from a wider range of plants. In low light conditions, the choices of live plants is more limited.If you do not find a suitable spot with sunlight for your plant wall, grow lights may be worth getting installed.
Decide On The Sort Of Wall Unit and Containers
There are plenty of ways to hang a plant wall indoors; Such as a wooden frame specifically made for holding plants or an organizer to put planters in. There are also specialty vertical wall garden grow bags made of plastic or fabric that you can hang on your walls for a quick and easy solution.
Whatever you choose, make sure that the walls will remain dry when you water your plants. You might have to line the hangers with plastic to make it waterproof as less water dripping on the floor means less of a mess to clean.
Choosing the right sort of wall unit might seem like an investment. But it is always better to get something that is long-lasting since your plants are here to stay. It is also imperative that you think about your wall health. The right planter will not burden your wall with the extra weight. Nor will it leak and seep into the wall, thereby ruining the whole effect and damaging your wall.
Choose Your Plants
Now that you know what sort of sunlight your wall gets and how much weight it can bear, you can choose your plants. Make sure to choose plants with similar water and sunlight requirements.
For instance, cacti and succulents love dry soil and less sunlight. On the other hand, ferns and moss would rather remain in moist soils. Ideal plants for indoor plant walls include plants like pothos and philodendron. They don't require a lot of sunlight and grow well indoors. They also look stunning trailing down from walls or climbing up poles.
For full coverage of your wall, remember to select plants with an abundance of leaves. And for something with more color, a variety of shades of green or a few flowering plants will make your plant wall pop.
Take A Moment to Prepare The Plants
Before you start planting, you will need to prepare the planters and pots with the right soil and fertilizers.
Making sure your soil is well drained is very important to your plant’s health; You can use lightweight planters with drainage holes at the bottom. Make sure the soil you put in is well drained and the right type for the plant you have chosen. If you are using an irrigation system, make sure the wall is not getting too wet. This leads to wall damage and mold, which will also affect the plants adversely. If watering by hand, make sure to water the plants well and drain them before actually putting them into the wall unit.
Assemble Your Plant Wall
If using a fabric or plastic pot hanger, put it up first to test the weight. The hanger or wall unit needs to be bolted steadfastly to the wall to guarantee that the planters will be secure after plants are added.
Now, with the plant wall up, the choice of how to arrange the plants is yours.
Water Your Plant Wall
Depending upon the type of plants you have put up, water your indoor plant wall. Take care to keep the soil moist but not wet and soggy. Use distilled water for watering your plants.
If you have chosen trailing vines and ferns such as pothos, peperomia or even herbs, mist your plants with a water spritzer. This will ensure your plants remain in great condition all through the year.
Basic Maintenance For Your Plant Wall
For self-watering systems, not a lot of care is required for watering. If you are watering by hand, occasionally take the plants out and clean the pot to avoid germ and bug infestations.
Be sure to keep an eye on your plants to make sure they’re getting enough water, nutrients, and light. Healthy plants are far more beautiful than unhealthy ones. Remember, plant walls are constantly evolving and growing. The most important thing is that they get enough water and sunlight. Then you’ll be able to benefit from a gorgeous live plant wall that will leave your space feelings refreshed.