Updated: Jun 4
Hey guys! Today I am going to be showing you how to create an inexpensive but effective living wall. Not only do they look great, but they also allow you to propagate new plants for around your home, and to give away as gifts!
What You Will Need:
1. Spice racks, or similar container holders, which can be mounted to the wall.
I used these, without the bracket, using the handy slit to house the screws.
2. Test tube containers, designed to fit your rack your. Your plants will grow in these so ensure they're a suitable size for the plants you're looking to propagate.
I used these, saving the lid for another project!
3. Cuttings from all your favourite house plants. Keep reading for a list of the easiest plants for beginners to propagate.
4. The following tools:
Screws and wall plugs suitable for your wall
Tape measure, or long ruler
Pencil and rubber (or eraser if you're in the US!)
Drill and screwdriver - get the ones I used in the video here https://fave.co/39kyTcc
Plants That Grow Well In Water
(and will look great in your living wall!)
Left to right:
1. Papyrus - cut a stem off the plant and place upside down in the water.
2. Most Succulents - snip off a stem, and allow to dry before putting into the tube.
3 & 4. Mother in Laws Tongue or Snake Plant - try not to have too much of the leaf submerged in water or will go slimy quickly
5. English Ivy - strip off the bottom two inches of leaves before putting into the water.
6. Spider Plant - use the babies to grow new plants, ensuring the bulk of the leaves are outside of the tube.
Let me know in the comments below if you've enjoyed this tutorial, and don't forget to tag me in photos of your living walls on Instagram @daniellelancasterinteriors