Not sure what plants to get ready for spring to put into your Living Wall Planter? There’s a variety of plants you can try and experiment with different looks, although we do have some we recommend.
Foliage plants are the plant species defined by their attractive and unique foliage, or having distinctive features such as odd shaped leaves, vibrant colors, certain sizes or some combination of any of these. Most don’t grow flowers because they thrive in the shade, with minimal light. Using any of the following foliage plants within your Living Wall planter will create a full, vibrant look.
Pothos (Also called Devil’s Ivy): Leaves are a pointed heart-shape and can be green with white, yellow or a paler green mixed in. Pruning these plants makes for a bushier, more compact-looking plant. Although it’s rare, pothos can flower in mid-summer.
Ferns: They offer a large range of sizes, shapes and textures, adding variety to your Living Wall planter. Their foliage is delicate, especially when first formed so make sure to take proper care after planting them.
Succulents are very beautiful plants, and almost indestructible. These plants are thick, and contain fleshy water storage organs. Succulents store water in their leaves, stems or their roots and they have adapted to survive in many weather conditions. These plants are ideal for Living Walls because the need little water or root space.
These plants grow in attractive rosettes with bountiful leaves in a variety of colors and sometimes stunning flowers. Echeveria will remain fairly small and need to be placed in full sun. When tested by Pamela Crawford in a Living Wall planter, these plants thrived.
Annuals are plants that perform their entire life cycle from seed to flower within in one single growing season. All roots, stems and leaves of the plant die annually.
Dragon Wing Begonia
Dragon Wing plants fill in quickly to form a lush look for your planter. Use these plants as the focus of a mixed Living Wall planter. These will grow to a height of 12 to 15 inches with a width of 15 to 18 inches, in filtered shade. Trim your dragon wing plant when it becomes too large and it will encourage new growth.