How to Grow Living Wall Plants

How to Grow Living Wall PlantsIndoors; Planting indoor living walls help remove toxins from the air thus i,proving inddor air quality. Indoor air can be very high in pollutants and toxins, and given that most people spend the majority of their time indoors, this can impact on your health dramatically. Outdoor living walls help reduce energy costs during the hotter months.ecosystem.  A living wall is primarily vertical, but can have a bottom area that serves to house an aquatic area. A basic living wall can consist of a series of platforms that act as shelving for various container grown plants. Another type of structure consists of a vertical wall with growing pockets layered  with growing medium Also keep in mind that the air should circulate through and over the wall so that the airborne toxins can be absorbed and removed. If making a large or complex wall, an irrigation system such as a drip irrigation system should be part of the wall. Walls that consist of a vertical layer of growing medium should be watered with an irrigation system, and water will most likely need to be supplied from the top so that it can trickle down to the bottom. Natural light can be supplemented with artificial light. Regular incandescent light bulbs will not provide adequate light for the plants, but essentially any fluorescent light will work. Regular T-5 compact fluorescent bulbs can be focused or directed towards the wall to provide high-quality artificial light. There are also other, more specialized grow lights that are used for plants. A timer can be used to turn artificial lighting on and off during the day and night. When fertilizing we recommend using Bio Spectrum organic fertilizers to introduce beneficial microorganisms to the wall. But stay away from chemical fertilizers as they may harm the ecosystem you have created.

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