How to Create a Living Plant Wall

Green wall ideas for backyards, courtyards and balconies

Vertical plant walls are great space savers when you have limited space in your yard.

You can grow many different types of plants on a plant wall – herbs, flowering plants, ornamental grasses and salad greens work well.

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Creating a living green wall is a great way to add greenery to your yard.

You can build a plant wall on a fence or attach it to the side of your house or garage.

Green walls not only look great, they also help to improve air quality and attract butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects to your garden.

Here are 8 vertical wall planter ideas to create your own living plant wall.

Meiwo Hanging Garden Wall Planter

This vertical hanging planter can be easily attached to an outdoor wall to create a living plant wall.

The leak-proof design prevents water dripping on the ground underneath and the waterproof material protects the wall from water stains.

This is an ideal planter for flowering plants, strawberries, herbs and salad vegetables.

Bloem Hanging Garden Planters

This hanging garden planter system can be hung horizontally or vertically to create an outdoor plant wall.

It’s ideal for growing vegetables, herbs and flowers in limited spaces.

The self-watering grid in each planter reduces the need for frequent watering.

Algreen Vertical Living Wall Planter

This living wall planter is ideal for mounting on fence or wall.

It comes with 3 planters that can be positioned at different heights.

Vertical Wall Garden Planter Kit

This planter kit comes with a frame and 12 pots, so you can easily customize your vertical plant wall.

It’s easy to assemble and it can also be used to store your garden tools and accessories.

Portrait Gardens Wall Planter

This planter makes it easy to create a small, indoor living garden wall.

It’s perfect for displaying your succulents while also saving on space.

It features a water collection reservoir, built-in watering tray and pins to secure the roots to the planter.

36 Pocket Vertical Wall Planter

This vertical garden wall planter can be used indoors or outdoors to grow herbs, succulents, houseplants or vegetables. 

The self-watering planter pots have an automatic dripping system that moves the water down to each successive row to ensure all plants are well watered.

Delectable Garden Vertical Wall Planter

This planter is perfect for creating a plant wall in a backyard, patio or balcony.

It’s made from eco-friendly, non-toxic, recycled material so it’s perfect for growing vegetables and herbs.

e-Joy Artificial Plant Wall Panels

If you’d prefer a plant wall that doesn’t need any maintenance or watering, these artificial plant wall panels look like the real thing.

They come in a pack of 12, so you can easily cover an unsightly wall or fence.

Each panel measures 20 x 20 inches and they’ll cover an area of 32 sq. feet.

Tips for a planting a vertical green wall

  • Choose a sturdy wall or structure to attach your planter pots to
  • Ensure the spot you choose receives enough natural light throughout the day
  • Check that the planter has a waterproof backing
  • Water the pots from the top so that the drips will water the plants below

I hope you’ve found these tips for creating a living plant wall helpful.


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How to create a living plant wall

How to create a vertical plant wall at home

Kelly Taylor

Hi, I'm Kelly Taylor. I'm passionate about gardening and horticulture and I love growing just about everything including herbs, vegetables, flowers, succulents and indoor plants. I've been gardening most of my life and I created this blog to inspire beginner gardeners to create their own urban garden. Read more