With bold floral prints and themes coming back for 2024, now is the perfect time to add the most striking kind of decor to your space: a living plant wall.
Despite the name, plant walls don’t necessarily need to take up an entire wall (although if you’re dedicated, they certainly can). Many plant walls are designed within a large picture frame; this helps hold and contain the collection.
A plant wall is typically a frame that holds varieties of living plants that either don’t require soil to live or can grow at an angle in a suspended planter. You might be familiar with the kinds of plant walls that are on display in hotels, corporate offices, or even small businesses.
But what if you’re looking to adapt the plant wall for your own home? Here are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind.
Before you begin the work of selecting a space and frame for your plant wall, you’ll need to determine what kinds of plants you want to have on display. If you’re looking to create a wall collection out of indoor plants you already have, for example, you might need a wall frame that can hold pre-existing potted plants. If you’re willing to create an entirely new living wall, you still have a few options to choose from.
The biggest issue with an at-home living plant wall is the moisture component. You don’t want to be dealing with plants that require water and soil in a standalone frame on the wall, because you could end up damaging the wall itself. The simple fix for this? Plant walls that don’t require soil.
Air plant living walls are immensely popular because they’re the easiest kind of living wall to display and maintain. Air plants don’t need soil, so they can literally just sit out in the open air. This means that you canRead more on thespruce.com