Do you have an indoor living wall?


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Its only been a couple months since I joined The Gardening Forum and I have already become addicted to everything relating to plants and gardens. :D

Project 1) My husband and I are building a custom greenhouse. I cannot wait until its finished. I think my garden will be just as happy.

Project 2) I want to create two Living Walls inside my home. The first one I want to build is an Herb wall in my kitchen. I think that would add the perfect touch to any kitchen. The second Living Wall I want to build is a large wall with air purifying plants.

Does anyone have an indoor living wall? I would love it if you share your thoughts and/or advice!

Here are some pictures of some Living Walls I thought were pretty amazing. Some are great for apartments.

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These are all wonderful ideas, I really like them!:D Unfortunately I don't have a living wall in my house because I don't have enough space...I wish I had, it would be great. I'd probably decorate most of my walls with plants:D
Here is another stunning idea:

 
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Never heard of a living wall before but I have to say they look very attractive, especially the herb ones.
Very labour-intensive I would think due to having to keep constantly watering them to compensate for the higher room temperatures.
 
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Oh yes, watering these living walls must be exhausting. But for sure it would be easier with something smaller, this looks great - and there are not as many plants as in the previous picture:

 
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Never heard of a living wall before but I have to say they look very attractive, especially the herb ones.
Very labour-intensive I would think due to having to keep constantly watering them to compensate for the higher room temperatures.
This is all very new to me too. I would like to think you can make a living wall accustom to your living style. I am still researching it and my husband is not keen on this yet. I hope I can find a way to make it work in our home.
 

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We did have a hoya growing all around a window and a wall for many years on string. It was taken down,cut back and re-potted so again we'll have a lovely creeper growing on the wall. It requires very little water and produces lovely little perfumed flowers. Unfortunately I don't have a photo to put here. so here's one off the internet.



 
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Hoya is a very pretty and unusual plant, I'm sure that it looked lovely, Jed:)

I wish I had a planter like this, it looks like a miniature living wall:

 
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We did have a hoya growing all around a window and a wall for many years on string. It was taken down,cut back and re-potted so again we'll have a lovely creeper growing on the wall. It requires very little water and produces lovely little perfumed flowers. Unfortunately I don't have a photo to put here. so here's one off the internet.
That is such a beautiful plant, Jed! I'd love to have one especially since it seems to be low maintenance.
 
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That is such a beautiful plant, Jed! I'd love to have one especially since it seems to be low maintenance.
Well you must find a nursery that stocks them. Once you have it it is easy to propagate others. We have ours in a small 6" pot on a sill above the window. As it grows you weave the shoots around he string you have over the window or across the ceiling.
 
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I have never heard of living walls before this but I love the idea. I love to cook as well as garden so I may look into ways to make a wall of culinary herbs for our kitchen.
 
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I do not have one yet although I seen them and love the idea. I would also most likely start with the same 2 you did although I like the idea of doing one that has plants to repel spiders and such near doors and such too.
I might play around with doing the herb one a little later in the summer
 
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I love this idea! This is so cool. I haven't heard of this until now, and I want to try it out in the near future - although I'm not exactly that adept with plants, which means I'd have to study these things first. But overall, this seems to be a cool concept that can add life not just to the kitchen, but also to the home. This is so cool.
 
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Plants make a lovely decoration, don't they?:D
In my opinion living walls look wonderful both inside and outside the house. I'd love to make something like this:

 

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I do not have space for a living wall. I think all of the pictures present here are great, I could see doing the herb plants in jars in a small space.
 
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All the photos look beautiful but I don't have enough space in my apartment for a living wall. It is a cool idea, though if you have enough room to make it work.
 
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I probably have or could make the space. I'm not sure how to manage lighting though. I have a lot of windows but it gets very cold in the winter and sometimes I need to keep blinds and curtains closed. On the south side of my house where I keep them open in the winter has only two windows and not much wall space at all. Can I use artificial lighting for this sort of thing? If so, how would I go about that?
 
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Those are some really wonderful and daring ideas! Not sure I'd ever give a herb wall a try tho, that sounds like a really high maintenance project! Kinda daring visually speaking for me as well, but would love to hear how it turns out for you.
 
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These are really great ideas however i don't know if i could pull of this project all by myself, i think i would have to get some help from my hubby for this idea to be a success.
 
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These are beautiful photos and an amazing idea. I would absolutely love to have a living wall of herbs line my kitchen. A project like this seems like it would take a huge amount of work, maybe one day in the future I'll have enough free time to make one of these!
 
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I posted this on another forum:

I installed a living wall. I have a wide variety of plants in the wall. Most of them require a minimum of about 8 hrs of light. I currently have a NextLight Veg8 it works well but is pretty centrally concentrated and some of the plants in the direct center get wilted/ burned easily. Was hoping for something that had a little more length to spread evenly across 12' of my plantings.

If anyone knows a good light system that suitable for growing with indoor plants I would love to get some links.

I currently run an extension cord along the ceiling rafter and hung the light off the rafter.
 

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