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MyEasygro Self Watering Wall Planter by for Indoor and Outdoor | Mounted Hanging Vertical Urban Garden Decor | Green Wall Pots for Flowers, Plants, Herbs, Vegetables, SeedsVertical Wall Gardens are Becoming a Popular Alternative to Floor Plants for Smaller Homes and Apartments
Living Walls used to be seen primarily in corporate offices and foyers; however, they’re now fast becoming a staple for many homes and condos thanks to affordable easy-to-put-up ready-made planter systems.
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 choosing plants with 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, you’ll want to avoid adding shade-loving plants.
If you’ve positioned your vertical garden in a low light area, choose the right ‘low light plants.’
I know you’re now asking, ‘which plants are low light? Here are a few:.‘Meiwo 7 Pocket Hanging Vertical Garden Wall Planter For Yard Garden Home Decoration
- ZZ Plant
- Snake Plant
- Staghorn Fern
- Rex Begonia
- Lucky Bamboo
- Chinese Evergreen
- Peace Lily
HGTV presents the shade plant gallery here if you’d rather see the plants. They show you the plants, so when you’re ready to shop, you’ll know 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 to achieve efficient energy flow.
If you’re inclined to mind the laws of good and bad energy, you’ll want to avoid putting plants in the home’s Northeast, Northwest, or Southwest corners. 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 where you want to place your Living Wall and don’t care about Feng Shui, ignore the above and do it! Nobody is watching; it’s all about your intention and belief. Best of all, you’ll benefit from added oxygen from your plants: More oxygen, clearer thought.
The Top Ten Reasons Why You Would Want a Living Wall
- They’re visually stunning
- They add oxygen to a space
- They clean the air
- You use your wall square footage instead of the floor
- Fifty square feet of a living wall produces the same amount of oxygen as a 13-foot tree!
- They’re ideal for small spaces
- You can display multiple plants
- It doubles as wall art
- It’s a unique décor piece, a conversation piece
- 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”
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!
Thanks Cynthia for stopping by, a lovely space saving wall decoration combo for sure 🙂
This is an interesting idea; one I’ve never heard of. Thanks much, Barbara, for telling me about it.
This is a great idea for those who lack floor or table space for plants. I like the idea of a living wall.
Hi Barb, thanks for stopping by