When you pass through a vertical garden , the sensation is of relief. A great relief at being faced with a green wall after so much gray and concrete.
And you know why? Vertical gardens help improve the air in the region, reduce the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere and bring thermal comfort to the environment, reducing the use of air conditioners and generating energy savings of up to 30%. Another immense benefit of vertical gardens is that they attract birds, bees and other species of animals and insects, contributing to the balance of the local micro climate. And, of course, we can not fail to mention that they are beautiful to live!
The vertical gardens are already a reality – absolutely necessary – in the present day and the tendency is that the number of fans increases every day more. Especially because vertical gardens are not exclusive to large buildings, on the contrary, houses and apartments can also receive this piece of paradise and all its benefits.
And if that is your intention, have a vertical garden at home, then accompany us in this post to stay inside everything you need to know about vertical garden. Check out:
Tips to Build a Vertical Garden at Home
- Any environment of the house can receive a vertical garden, as long as it has the necessary light and ventilation conditions for the life of the plant;
- When choosing the plants that will make up your garden, give preference to those that require the same care. That is, no mixing of full sun plants with shade plants;
- The vertical garden can be mounted directly to the wall with the aid of bamboo supports, pallets or plastic. Another possibility is to leave it suspended, in this case the pvc pipes are used a lot;
- Think about the type of irrigation: manual or automatic? For small vertical gardens, manual watering is sufficient, but for large walls – both in height and width, the ideal is the automated systems that guarantee watering of all plants alike, in addition to facilitating the time of fertilization which can be carried out with irrigation;
- If you do not have much availability and time to grow your vertical garden, opt for plants that do not require as much care. A good choice are succulents;
- Plants that grow vertically in nature are great options for this type of landscaping, such as ferns, jiboias and snake beard. But there are others that are also used very successfully in vertical gardens. And that is the theme of the next topic.
Types of vertical garden plants
Check out the list below for the most suitable species for cultivation in vertical gardens, divided between sun plants and shade plants, which determines the beauty of the garden and the healthy development of the plant. Check out:
Full sun plants
- Brillantine (Pilea microphylla)
- Chlorophytum (Chlorophytum comosum)
- Hedera (Hedera helix)
- Python (Epipremnum pinnatum)
- Orchid-grape (Spathoglottis unguiculata)
- Trapoeraba-roxa (Tradescantia pallida purpurea)
- Shade and half shade plants
- Anthurium (Anthurium andraeanum)
- Asplênio (Asplenium nidus)
- Woodchuck (Philodendron martianum)
- Osprey (Ophiopogon jaburan)
- Bromeliad (Guzmania sp)
- Columéia-goldfish (Nematanthus wettsteinii)
- Horned-deer (Platycerium bifurcatum)
- Finger (Sedum morganianum)
- Money-in-penca (Callisia repens)
- Phalenopsis (Phalaenopsis x hybridus)
- Flower-lipstick (Aeschynanthus radicans)
- Flower-of-May (Schlumbergera truncata)
- Peperômia (Peperômia scandens)
- Income-Portuguese (Davalia fejeensis)
- Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
- Singular (Syngonium angustatum)
Annotated care and known plants, we must now see the most important: inspiring designs of vertical gardens. We separate beautiful images so you get even more motivated with the proposal and run to make yours. Take a look:
25 vertical garden decoration pictures
Picture 1 – Panel in the wall to be ‘filled’ with pots in the same format; at the end you create a unique and modern look for the vertical garden.
Picture 2 – In this room, vertical garden and wall unite in one thing only.
Picture 3 – External area full of contrasts counts on a vertical garden of ferns on the blue wall.
Picture 4 – Simple vertical garden, made with wire mesh and with few pots, but enough to bring a new mood to the environment.
Picture 5 – “Vegitecture”, junction of the words vegetation and architecture, is the name given to this green and sustainable construction concept.
Picture 6 – Vertical garden with bromeliads and orchids: plants that require specific care and shade.
Picture 7 – Vertical garden of English ivy, a species of climbing plant of easy cultivation.
Picture 8 – High-ceilinged balcony was prized with the vertical garden.
Picture 9 – In this house, the vertical garden was mounted in boxes that can be moved according to the need of the plants.
Picture 10 – Elegant decoration room bet on a vertical garden of ferns built inside hexagonal niches; the result was a tropical climate for the neutral environment.
Image 11 – Living and well green chlorophytes frame for the dining room .
Picture 12 – Vertical garden, in varied shades of green, accompanies who climbs the stairs.
Picture 13 – And in the bathroom, behind the mirror, here is a beautiful and original vertical garden proposal.
Picture 14 – A vivid, natural picture of anthuriums and ivy decorates the space between the dining room and the kitchen.
Picture 15 – On each floor of this building, a sample of the beauty and importance of vertical gardens.
Picture 16 – The facade of this house received pots of colors and varied species to form the vertical garden.
Picture 17 – Peppers and seasonings planted in pots that stand out from inside the wall.
Picture 18 – Herbs, greens and spices are great options for growing in vertical residential gardens.
Picture 19 – No matter the decorating style that prevails in the environment, the vertical gardens combine with all.
Picture 20 – When designing a green frame, like this one in the image, shape drawings and shapes with the plants to make the garden even more interesting.
Picture 21 – The woody coating gives even more strength and prominence to the vertical garden.
Picture 22 – Walls lined with moss: green contrast in the predominant white of the decoration.
Picture 23 – Green ceiling completes the proposal of the vertical garden of the facade.
Picture 24 – In this veranda , the plants totally covered the structure of the vertical garden forming a green mass of fill the eyes.
Picture 25 – Vertical garden next to the ladder.