Indoor Vertical Gardens

Vertical gardens offer a creative, new way to display your house plants. You have more choices than ever to create an indoor vertical garden. Put a few together and you've got an eye-catching garden for your wall.

When choosing plants for your wall garden, it's a good idea to use easy-to-grow tropicals.

Woolly Pocket One Planter

Keep it simple. Crowding too many plants in one arrangement doesn't allow any of them to stand out. Plus, you want to give them room to grow. Variegated leaves add some interest and contrast. Be sure to add in a trailing plant such as pothos or heartleaf philodendron.

Woolly Pocket offers the easiest system I've seen for achieving lush vertical gardens indoors. You get the hardware and instructions along with your pocket. Hang them side by side or stack vertically for a seamless living wall garden.

Three Pocket Planter

Also, available in 3-pocket (shown left) or 5-pocket planters. You can choose from several colors, too.

These soft-sided containers are made out of recycled plastic bottles and are amazingly durable. You don't have to worry about them leaking.

Wall Planters

This modular wall planter group is about the easiest you'll find anywhere.

And the most versatile. Each planter is magnetic so you can design your own grouping. Or, remove the individual planters and display them separately. Hang one on the refrigerator, if you like. These wall planters are sure to get attention.

pocket planter

Care of Indoor Vertical Gardens

Give your plants light. Most tropicals require a few hours of indirect sunlight every day. Put your garden on a wall near a window. Artificial lighting will also give plants the light they need to grow.

Water regularly. Give plants a good drink then allow the potting mix to dry out a bit before watering again. The Woolly Pockets above are breathable, allowing the potting mix to dry out. Avoid don't want water overflowing on your floor.

Pinch and prune. Keep plants within bounds by pinching off growing tips. Also cut off any brown leaves as soon as you notice them. Dead or dying leaves are more conspicuous when they're at eye-level.

Indoor Wall Garden

Watch your wall come alive with the Wine Crate Vertical Wall Garden.

Keep your garden growing all year on a sunny wall. Use a variety of herbs or tropicals for an eye-catching display.

Made from a weathered wine crate, it's a charming way to transform your indoor garden into a work of art you'll enjoy for many years.

Just slip up to 9 4-inch potted plants into the crate. No repotting needed!

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Choose plants that like the same growing conditions.

Many popular tropical house plants prefer indirect sunlight and lightly moist soil, so it's not difficult to find a few compatible plants.