plants for your greenwall - header

Choosing the right plants for your GreenWall®

Choosing plants for your GreenWall® depends a lot on your environment and your desired location.

Once you’ve decided where your wall is going to be located, pick plants for your GreenWall based on how much sun and shade it receives. We recommend installing your GreenWall on a North or West facing wall as they generally receive the most light and heat. Grasses, succulents and small perennial shrubs will thrive in a contained space.

plants for your greenwall - vertical planting kit
plants for your greenwall - vertical planting kit
plants for your greenwall - vertical planting kit
plants for your greenwall - vertical planting kit

HIGH WATER PLANTS

If you are utilising the Drip Irrigation System and have connected your system to a Tap Timer – high water plants will be more than happy to grow in the place you put them. Some high water plants for your GreenWall that will flourish include:

NON EDIBLE PLANTS

  • Calatheas
  • Freckleface
  • Ferns
  • Ctenanthes
  • Begonias
  • Creeping Fig
  • Peperomias
  • Peace Lily
  • Devil’s Ivy
  • Fern

EDIBLE PLANTS

  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Dill
  • Coriander
  • Sage
  • Tarragon
  • Mint
  • Chives
  • Parsley
  • Mint

LOW WATER PLANTS

Depending on how often you are able to water your plants, you may be better off choosing plants that don’t require a lot of water. If you’re looking for a low maintenance wall, succulents are paired perfectly with our Pixel Pot or Mobile GreenWall® Kits!

NON EDIBLE PLANTS

  • Succulents
  • Donkey’s Tail
  • Rhipsalis’ Family
  • Hoyas
  • String of Beans
  • Chain of hearts
  • String of Pearls
  • ZZ Plant

EDIBLE PLANTS

  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

GROWING IN FULL/PART SUN

Part sun is usually classified as ‘morning sun’ or ‘afternoon sun’ (3-5 hours). A morning sun position is favourable for most herbs and vegetables as it is milder than hot afternoon sun. A part sun position can also extend the life of some of your plants as constant full sun exposure can cause them to bolt and flower prematurely.

Some herbs and veggies that are able to grow in full sun include Rosemary, Oregano, Dill, Chilli, Spinach and Kale. Plus many more!

GROWING IN LOW LIGHT

Most herbs like a full sun position (6+ hours of full sun) but there is a handful of herbs that will happily grow in a mostly shaded position. At least 2-3 hours of sun is still required for these herbs to grow. It is important to not over water plants growing in mostly shaded spots as the lack of sun exposure and heat from direct sun will mean water remains in the soil for longer. Over watering will lead to root and stem rot.

Some plants for your GreenWall that will happily grow in shady spots include Parsley, Mint, Thyme and Chives.

help-mum-this-mothers-day-greenwall

Ferns are a great option for year round growth. They are both hardy enough to withstand cold winters and warm summers. They do however, prefer rich soil with an abundance of organic matter. We love seeing ferns on our Vertical Planting Kits!

plants for your greenwall - pixel pot

Devil’s Ivy (bottom right) are a must have for any starter gardener or your first GreenWall. They are tolerant to very low light areas but will grow quicker in well lit spaces. A great element for any hanging GreenWall!

Plants for your greenwall - lettuce

If you love having fresh produce, but don’t have a lot of space. Small to medium sized leafy greens, herbs and veggies can be grown easily in our Mobile GreenWall®. Basil is a great starter herb to try and grow!

plants for your greenwall - donkeys tail

Donkey’s Tail are a favourite of ours, include a few or create a whole feature wall like we have at Holman HQ! These are great if you want to plant and forget. However, be gentle as the beaded stems are rather fragile.

If you need help choosing the perfect GreenWall® for your space, have a look at our guide below!

plants for your greenwall - vertical planting kit

Pictured: Vertical Planting Kit. Check out the blog on how we made this here!

A VEGGIE GARDEN YOU CAN MOVE

AN EXPANDABLE FEATURE WALL

TO DECORATE SMALL OR TIGHT SPACES

TO CREATE HOWEVER YOU LIKE

TO GROW HERBS AND VEGGIES INSIDE

TO SWAP AND REPLACE PLANTS

Get tips like this, straight to your inbox!

If you want to get notified as soon as we publish a blog, sign up to our newsletter! You’ll also receive exclusive deals and be the first to know about any new products.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Close
Sign in
Close
Cart (0)

No products in the cart. No products in the cart.