I’ve already confessed my uncanny hobby of holding on remodeling projects whenever my father leaves town. Today, I’m pity another one of my (somewhat strange) infatuations: my plant wall. Or should we contend plant walls, given I’ve combined several of them via my house.
Why a Plant Wall?
Well, for starters, plant walls are pleasing and impossibly versatile. They make it easy to supplement plants, even in tiny spaces and are a good reduction of art and function.
Plants are also an item to indoor atmosphere quality. The NASA Clean Air Study suggested that certain plants can assistance revoke chemicals in indoor air. NASA uses this plan in a space hire and other studies advise that plants competence be means to purify indoor atmosphere as effectively as atmosphere filters.
The Clean Air Study endorsed during slightest 1 plant per 100 block feet of space for best results. Sounds like a ideal justification to indulge my indoor plant addiction!
Best Types of Plants for a Plant Wall
All plants can assistance indoor atmosphere peculiarity though some are deliberate improved than others. The Clean Air Study named these specific plants for their ability to filter a far-reaching accumulation of chemicals including benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene:
- English Ivy (Hedera helix)
- Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum‘Mauna Loa’)
- Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)*
- Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata‘Laurentii’)
- Devil’s Ivy or Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
- Red Edged Dracaena (Dracaena marginata)
- Cornstalk Dracaena (Dracaena fragrans‘Massangeana’)
- Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata‘Bostoniensis’)*
- Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)*
- Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens)*
- Barberton Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)*
- Dwarf Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii)*
*Indicates it is deliberate non-toxic to pets and children
How to Design a Plant Wall
Now for a fun part! The sky is a extent when it comes to conceptualizing a wall you’ll adore for your possess home. Any plants can work though for easy care, select ones that can hoop low to middle light and that don’t need to be watered too often.
Or, even cruise an succulent plant wall or spices in your kitchen to make it super useful! I privately have a reduction of ferns, pothos, palms and English ivy on a wall in my bathroom. we also have a reduction of ferns and pothos in my home office.
Whatever we wish to use, collect some plants we adore and a approach to arrangement them.
Plant Wall Design Ideas:
- Use an aged bookshelf and repurpose nearby a window to reason plants instead of books.
- Get some stout floating shelves and some flattering planters for a wall mounted plant wall.
- Build some wall shelves out of lumber bits and mountain with inexpensive brackets.
- Hang a array of unresolved pots in a window for a window plant wall.
- Use a pre-made plant wall hilt (make certain to use a waterproof subsidy if unresolved indoors!).
- Make some siren shelves and use them to your planters.
- Get some self-watering pots and mountain them to a residence for an easy wall.
How we Built My Plant Walls
I now have dual plant walls in my residence (with some-more in a works). we adore how they demeanour and what they do for atmosphere quality. Here’s how we built my dual walls:
Reclaimed Wood Shelves Plant Wall
I built this one above my cylinder in my lavatory nearby a window that gets a lot of sun.
What we used:
- scrap pieces of timber we had (28 inches by 7 inches)
- some inexpensive shelf brackets
- non-toxic white paint
- thirty 4-inch clay pots
- homemade potting soil
- 30 tiny plants: a reduction of pothos, English ivy, and some others
What we did:
- Paint a throw timber and a clay pots with a non-toxic paint for a uniform look.
- Mount a shelves to studs regulating a timber finder.
- Filled any pot with my homemade potting dirt and a tiny plant.
- Placed uniformly on shelves.
Floating Shelf Plant Wall
After finishing a wall in my lavatory we motionless we indispensable a smaller chronicle in my office. (I told we it was apropos an obsession.) This one would be in a backdrop of any videos we record and my podcasts, so we wanted to emanate a singular look.
I found some inexpensive floating shelves with stout brackets and some white planters we love. Here are some other pleasing choices that competence compare your decor:
- Farmhouse timber shelves (with a geometric twist)
- Hanging wire and timber shelves
- Modern black steel and timber shelves
- Really cold criss-cross 3 tier wall shelving unit
This plan unequivocally is as elementary as anticipating studs for a brackets and potting a plants. For this one, we picked variations of ferns and some trailing pothos for a churned look.
Ready to start plant shopping? Here’s a visible introduction to a many renouned houseplants to get we started!
Will we build an indoor plant wall? Have we already? Share below!