Living Walls a Vertical Garden

How to Create a Living Wall in Your Home the Easy Way

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Living Walls used to be seen mostly in corporate offices and foyers, however thanks to affordable easy-to-put-up ready made planter systems, they’re now fast becoming a staple for many homes and condos.

A living wall solves two problems at once; it’s a colorful creative way to add wall art and of course, it adds positive plant energy to the room.

Choosing Plants for Your Living Wall

It may seem obvious, but one of the most important factors is to choose plants that have the same light and maintenance requirements for your grouping. In other words, if your Living Wall is positioned so that it receives sunlight for most of the day, then you’ll want to avoid adding shade loving plants.

If you’ve positioned your vertical garden in a low light area, be sure to choose the right ‘low light plants’.

I know, you’re now asking, ‘which plants are low light? Here’s a few:’Meiwo 7 Pocket Hanging Vertical Garden Wall Planter For Yard Garden Home DecorationMeiwo 7 Pocket Hanging Vertical Garden Wall Planter For Yard Garden Home Decoration

  1. ZZ Plant
  2. Snake Plant
  3. Staghorn Fern
  4. Ivy
  5. Pothos
  6. Ferns
  7. Deiffenbachia
  8. Philodendron
  9. Calathea
  10. Anthurium
  11. Rex Begonia
  12. Lucky Bamboo
  13. Chinese Evergreen
  14. Peace Lily

If you’d rather see the plants, HGTV presents the shade plant gallery here. They show you the plants, so when you’re ready to shop you’ll have an idea of what to look for.

Remember, you can also create a vertical herb garden or small vegetable garden that features tomatoes, peppers and other edible plants. How about a vertical flower garden? How pretty would that be!

Choosing the Best Place for your Living Wall

Everything leads back to Feng Shui. Ok, not really, but in case you’re interested there are some general rules about where to position plants in the home in order to achieve efficient energy flow.

If you’re inclined to mind the laws of good and bad energy, then you’ll want to avoid putting plants in the Northeast, Northwest or Southwest corners of the home. Simply establish north, south, east and west in your house, find the corners to avoid and try to position your plants elsewhere.

If you’re unable to avoid those corners in your home, and that’s where you want to place your Living Wall, and don’t care about Feng Shui, then ignore the above and just do it! Nobody is watching, it’s all about your intention and belief. Best of all, you’ll get the benefit of added oxygen from your plants: More oxygen, clearer thought.

The Top Ten Reasons Why You Would Want a Living Wall

  1. They’re visually stunning
  2. They add oxygen to a space
  3. They clean the air
  4. You use your wall square footage instead of the floor
  5. 50 square feet of a living wall is producing the same amount of oxygen as a 13 foot tree!
  6. They’re ideal for small spaces
  7. You can display multiple plants
  8. It doubles as wall art
  9. It’s a unique décor piece, a conversation piece
  10. You can plant an herb or flower garden, even in a small apartment

Happy Decorating & Indoor Gardening

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5 thoughts on “How to Create a Living Wall in Your Home the Easy Way”

  1. What a beautifully, fantastic idea! I have several pots of plants sitting on my counters or in pots on individual stands. I love the idea of hanging them on the wall instead, or in addition to the ones I already have. I will also have to share this post with my son-in-law. I think he would love this idea for his herbs. Would take up a lot less counter top space in their home. A very happy solution!

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