How to create a living wall

A living wall is a planter that can be fastened to any up right wall inside or outside. living walls have angled cubes that plants can be placed in and maintained. These walls come in variety of colors, shapes and sizes the possibilities are endless. Make your living wall today to enhance your environment.

Step #1

Select your container that will hold your live plants in place

Step #2

Select plants and soil that you will be using

Step#3

place a small amount of soil in each containment cell and place plant in gently pressing down firmly and filling excess areas with soil

Step#4

select a mesh if desired to be places around plant to keep excess dirt from falling out. Place mesh around each plant and use long staple or other desired product to secure mesh into place.

Step #5

Select desired moss if needed to cover mesh and add a fished look to your living wall planter.


tips

  • When selecting plants keep in mind the amount of water that will be needed. Putting plants that like to be wet with ones that want to be dry may not be healthy and require a lot of replacing
  • When selecting moss a preserved moss may be easier due to the fact that it will never get old and need to be replaced
  • When watering your living wall it should come with a water containment cell to place water into to ensure even watering
  • When planter is first planted up it may be a good idea to leave it horizontal for a few weeks in a filtered light area to allow roots to take hold and plants to establish


Living wall planter are a great way to save space or create a wonderful twist on using traditional planters.



Succulent care guide

To take proper care of your succulents here are a couple of tips for you plant to live a longer, stronger, and healthier life.

  • Place succulent in south facing window to give it ample lighting
  • Some varieties don't like direct sunlight. leaves may suddenly turn brown and be burned
  • Preffered temperatures are between 75%-80% and can get down as low as 40%
  • DO NOT OVER WATER...Succulents need to dry out in-between watering and may desire more in the summer and less in the winter
  • Dont fertilize during the winter when the plant goes dormant.

 

Signs of over watering

  • Plant leaves may become soft and yellow or a pale white.
  • Plant may appear droopy 
  • Plant roots may appear dark brown or black due to rotting 

Plants that have been overwatered may need to be trimmed back, and should never be sitting in water.

Signs of under watering

  • Plant will shed older leaves.
  • Develop brown spots on leaves

Remember that most succulents prefer more water in the summer/peak growing months 

Under exposure of light may cause the plant to flatted out to try to get more light, if you notice this try to place the plant in a area with more filtered lighting