Living Wall Planter Installation Directions
Step 1: Attach Tank
Attach self-watering tank to wall using included hardware. Place lid on tank. Our planters are totally modular. Create living walls of almost any size, indoors and out. Calculate how many wall planters you’ll need by dividing the width of your wall area by 18” and height by 13”. Use our box as a horizontal template to help you mark holes. Example: Four planters cover a 36” W and 26” H wall area.
Step 2: Plant & Hand Water
Fill planter with your favorite annuals, perennials, or edibles, and soil up to soil level line. Hand water thoroughly to prime planter and establish roots. NOTE: When hand watering, water will seep through breathable vents evenly across the front of planter; carefully dry planter prior to hanging.
Step 3: Hang Planter
Slide planter loops up behind and onto tank hooks. HINT: Look down irrigation supply channel to see loops and hooks. From now on, use watering holes for watering (see Self-Watering).
Pour one liter of water through watering hole into self-watering tank, which will precisely water plant roots, fill reservoir and keep plants watered for up to two weeks. Breathable vents aerate soil and release excess moisture from heavy rainfall or excessive watering. NOTE: Watering frequency depends on climate, proximity to sunlight and type of plants.
Wally Installation Directions
Step 1: Let’s Hang
1. Choose a spot that gets the perfect amount of sunlight for the plants that you have chosen.
2. Wally’s grommets are spaced 22” apart. Measure that distance on the Wall.
3. Mark where the grommet holes will be.
4. Drill the holes.
5. Slide fasteners into the holes.
6. Screw Wally into the fasteners. Got it?
If hanging multiple Wallys, overlap the Pockets’ grommets horizontally. Like building blocks, Wallys are modular. Space them 13” apart vertically (from grommet to grommet) – this hides the grommets and ensures plants have enough space to thrive, but are still dense enough to create a lush living wall!
Step 2: Clean and Green
You may want to lay out a tarp, ‘cause this part can get a little messy.
Step 3: Soil
Fill Wally half way up with high quality potting soil. If installing automatic drip irrigation, install (behind Wally’s Tongue) and test entire system prior to adding soil. Once soil has been added, adjust drip lines so that they are above or at the soil line.
Step 4: Spillers, Fillers and Thrillers
Arrange plants in Wally(s) prior to planting (leaving them in their plastic pots to makes arranging easier). Select varieties from the following categories: Spill, Thrill and Fill.
Spillers are plants that hang over the Pocket’s edges like Pothos (all varieties), Heartleaf Philodendron creeping fig (ficus pumila aka ficus repens).
Thrillers are the exciting stuff, like Bromiliads, Orchids and Dracaena.
Fillers are plants that fill-in blank spaces, like ferns, philodendron 'Xanadu' and dumb cane (Dieffenbachia hybrids).
Use the “Spill” plants, which drape down, to cover the edges of the Pockets. Next add the “Thrill” plants as focal points and to create a dynamic visual composition. Finally, use the “Fill” plants to fill in and cover the Pockets between the other plants. Use big, full plants! The wall should look as full and lush as possible immediately upon planting, with as little Pocket showing as possible.
Step 5 Remove Plants from Plastic Pots
Soak the rootball in a bucket filled with room temperature water, and then plant it in Wally firmly against Wally’s Tongue. Start at the top so falling dirt doesn’t get stuck in the plants below. Top off soil so that the rootballs are covered and the soil comes up to no more than ½-inch from the front of the Pocket.
Step 6: Water Wally’s Tongue
Water Wally’s tongue with 2 cups of water per Pocket (i.e. 3 x 2 cups water a Wally Three). The best and easiest way to water Wallys is with a graduated 1 – 3 gallon pump sprayer with a long spray wand. If Wally’s breathable front becomes damp or drips, water more carefully with a little less water the next time. Remember to only water Wally’s Tongue, not your plant (although some plants do like misting).