Beautiful lush plant wall is the new gallery wall. Learn how to create your own piece of plant heaven with our simple guide.
OK, staring at a blank wall can drive you crazy. It can also make your home look plain and boring. However, staring at a green wall can be calming and relaxing. It can also add personality to your space. So if hanging wall art or photos is too typical for you, jazz it up with a plant wall. It’s perfect for small-space dwellers since you can add greenery to your home without taking up any floor space.
No, it doesn’t have to be grand. There are various ways you can create a plant wall in your home. It can be as simple as placing your plant babies on a bookshelf or brightening up an empty corner with a fancy plant wall. If you’re willing to put in a bit more time and effort in creating a plant wall, follow our step-by-step guide, from choosing the right plants for your wall to the proper way of installing a plant wall in your home.
Step #1: Choose Your Plant
There are two standards you need to consider when choosing plants for your plant wall: the visual impact and the type of care it needs. If you want an indoor plant that looks great hanging or on top of a bookshelf, pick trailing plants like Pothos or Philodendron. Both plants are low maintenance and perfect for busy plant owners.
Step #2: Choose a Pot With Proper Drainage
One of the most important steps in creating a good plant wall is to choose containers or planters with proper drainage since plants don’t like sitting in water as this can lead to root rot. If your plant’s container doesn’t have drainage holes, you can build your own drainage by adding rocks to the bottom. Make sure to always check the soil before watering. If it has drainage holes, make sure that there’s a plate or saucer to catch the water. Next is the planter’s material and weight. The best option would be ceramic since it does a great job in protecting walls from any spillage.
Step #3: Install Your Plant Wall
Installing a plant wall is somehow similar to installing open shelving. You need to prepare the right tools. It’s important to check the type of wall you’re working with to make sure that it can properly hold the plant wall. Create a pattern on the wall before drilling holes. Consider the spacing of your plants with each other.
Step #4: Keep Your Plant Wall Happy and Healthy
After the installation process, all that’s left to do is to cater to the needs of your plant wall. Of course, all plants have different needs. Be consistent in providing the right amount of water and sunlight. It’s also best if you can mist it regularly. Avoid moving your plant babies in different areas because it might cause stress. If you want to make the caring part easier, don’t install the plant wall too high. Make it accessible and within your reach.
Creating a plant wall can definitely add beauty to your home, but it’s important to set realistic expectations. It’s nice to have a wall of trailing plants, but if you want something that’s simple and requires minimal care, a floating shelf of succulents is enough to add a hint of greenery and personality to your space.
Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.
Whatever houseplant you choose to transform your home into a lively oasis, you’ll definitely need a stylish planter to display your plant baby in. No matter what your style, there’s an Omysa planter that will be perfect with your garden and home’s décor. From ceramics to fiberstone, check out Omysa’s Shop and add it to your cart!