living walls (also known as plant walls, Green walls or vertical gardens) have become a rising new trend of built environments in recent years. So, What is Living Wall?
Living walls are also appearing outside the home. Cities around the world are setting up living walls in buildings in an effort to greenify areas that don’t have park space. For example, London is creating a 5 story living wall on a building near the Thames.
What is a living wall made of?
For sheet media systems, the living wall is made of an egg crate-type of the pattern on a plastic sheet that can be used for both outdoor roof gardens and vertical walls
How do living walls work?
Water is distributed to the plants on the wall. Gravity pulls excess water downward. Excess drainage water collects at the bottom of the wall and is fed back to the tank. This water is then used over and over (recirculates).
How long do living walls last?
As a reasonably new technology, the lifespan of living green walls is difficult to declare with certainty. It’s been seen that the hardware, the panels, and the growth media, can last up to 25 years, however, how long the plants will survive is trickier to establish.
Do living walls need sunlight?
Natural sunlight provides a full spectrum of color and indoor living walls will thrive with a similar light balance (4500 K to 6000 K). For a healthy living wall, we require a minimum of 3000 K.
What are the best plants for a living wall?
- Adiantum (maidenhair fern)
- Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ (sedge)
- Fragaria ‘Mara des Bois’ (strawberry)
- Galanthus (snowdrop)
- Heuchera ‘Purple Petticoats’
- Liriope muscari (lilyturf)
- Pachysandra terminalis (Japanese spurge)
- Pelargonium peltatum (ivy-leaved geranium)
Is Moss wall alive?
Living walls are alive. They require appropriate lighting, watering, and pruning on a regular basis. Moss walls are preserved with natural glycerin and require little to no maintenance. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to a living wall
Do you have to water a living wall?
Water is supplied at the top row of pockets which wicks down through the felt and can be supplied by drip irrigation or hand watering.
How do you maintain a green wall?
A healthy green wall requires a regular watering schedule. Unlike their outdoor relatives, indoor plants won’t be getting any rainwater when you forget to water your pots. Brown, crunchy leaves, and dry soil are signs of under-watering your plants.
What is green wall technology?
A green wall is a vertical greening typology, where a vertical built structure is intentionally covered by vegetation. Green walls include a vertically applied growth medium such as soil, substitute substrate, or hydroculture felt; as well as an integrated hydration and fertigation delivery system.