Living Wall Planter
Our Living Wall Planter 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.
Living Wall Planter dimensions are 13” H x 18” W x 8” D. Each planter holds 0.50 ft3 of soil volume with a maximum weight of 50lbs. Planter hooks to back of Water Tank for easy plant exchange. Planters come with hardware: self tapping #8 screw & poly ribbed insert.
If you wish to print a copy of our Living Wall Planter spec. sheet, please click here to download.
1-2-3 Hang It Up!
1. Attach Tank
Attach self-watering tank to wall using included hardware. Place lid on tank.
2. Plant & Hand Water
Fill planter with plants and soil up to the soil level line. Hand water thoroughly to prim planter and establish roots (Note: When hand watering, watering, water will seep through breathable vents evenly across the front of the planter, carefully dry planter before hanging.).
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.
Build Living Walls
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. Follow our 1-2-3 Hang It Up! instructions to hang your wall planters. Visit our website for more tips and tricks!
Fill self-watering tank through watering hole. Tank will allow water to trickle down to plant roots and fill reservoir. Breathable vents help soil naturally aerate and wick water up to roots until reservoir is empty. (Note: If water seeps through breathable vents then planter is overwatered.)
For large installations, we recommend using automatic drip irrigation. 1/4” emitter lines fit inside the watering tank, emitting water evenly down to roots and reservoir. Supply lines hide neatly in the irrigation supply channel located on the left and right sides of every wall planter. Complete drip kits may be purchased from woollypocket.com
Choose plants that are suitable for your growing conditions considering natural or artificial light, temperature, etc. (If you need guidance, ask your local nursery professional). Purchase approximately three full sized 6-inch plants or one full sized 8-inch plant.
For gorgeous living walls, we suggest combining three types of plants:
1. Spillers – plants that hang
2. Fillers – plants that cover
3. Thrillers – exciting plants
Get ready to vertically garden on just about any wall, rail or fence – indoors or out!
Like building blocks, Wallys are totally modular. Just line them up and overlap their grommets; grommet center to grommet center measures 22” across and 13” up and down. Easy enough to Do-It-Yourself and durable enough for professional use, Wallys create an instant lush living wall. Just attach your system then fill the Pockets with soil and full-sized plants.
If you wish to print a copy of our Wally spec. sheet, please click here to download.
Wally comes in three models
Each Pocket holds 0.4 cubic feet of soil. Calculate the soil that will come with your plants and subtract that from the total volume to determine how much additional soil you will need. Installed weight will vary depending on soil type and weight of plants. In general, each planted Pocket will weigh about 20lbs. after watering.
Wallys come with hardware:
1. Screws – self-drilling in metal and wood
2. Anchors – weighted for 50 lbs. each
3. Zip Ties
Wally is flexible, and can wrap around corners, columns, or uneven surfaces. Install vertical posts (wood or metal) centered 22” apart. Anchor firmly and cross-brace if needed, then just attach Pockets with screws.
Saddlebag Style? Pockets can straddle a railing, fence cap or wall. Just tie them together at the grommet points, throw ‘em over and pull them out tight.
1. The supply line can feed a maximum of 10 Wally Fives, as shown, or equivalent combination of Wally Ones and Wally Threes.
2. You can connect a maximum of 2 Wally Fives horizontally, as shown, or equivalent combination of Wally Ones and Wally Threes.
3. Tuck the drip line behind Wally’s tongue at soil level.
4. When installing pockets horizontally, overlap Pockets so that every two pockets share one wall anchor.
5. Image shown consists of 10 Wally Fives, 10 Wally Five drip kits, 1 supply line kit, and 1 automatic timer.
Lay plastic sheeting and some absorbent towels under the Pockets for your first watering. Any extra water will seep out the front of the Pockets (lined) or the lowest point on the bottom (half-lined). Note how long it took to reach the point of over-saturation and mark timer to be set for a shorter duration. Wally’s felt tongue wicks water to the roots, so don’t water the plant – water the tongue. Its breathable front allows excess moisture to evaporate while naturally aerating the soil, and the built-in moisture barrier protects your wall from getting wet.
Plants love Pockets, so it’s hard to go wrong! Some plants are too small, though – pick something that grows at least 12” tall so it will hide the felt above, or pair it with a taller friend. Plan on one to five plants per Pocket, depending on their size and rooting habits. Match plants with similar needs (soil, light, food). 1 gallon, 6” and 8” container sizes are best. Smaller plants will need time to grow in, and larger plants will need to be root-pruned or bare-rooted (traumatic!) to fit.
Plant into the back of the Pocket so the plant’s roots actually touch the felt tongue and can drink directly from it when you water. They will grow their roots throughout the rest of the soil, and spread their leaves and branches forward to the sun. Don’t stuff the Pocket too tight with dirt - think “relaxed fit” not “skintight.” And the soil level should be even across the top, about 1⁄2” or so below the front fabric lip so water won’t roll off the surface.
Install Tip: Planting a whole wall? Start at the top so falling dirt doesn’t damage the plants below or get stuck in their grooves and crannies.
Fertilization / Fertigation
An inline fertilization system can also be inst alled in the drip system. Aquaponics is also awesome. You know the plants you’re using, and this is a closed system, so give them the extra love if they need it.
Reservoir / No Reservoir
Pockets with reservoir are perfect for any area indoors or outdoors where moisture protection and water conservation is desired. Pockets with no reservoir are perfect for unprotected outdoor areas that receive year round, medium to heavy rainfall.
Indoor Plants = Filtered Water
Depending on the quality and salinity of your local water supply, you may need to use filtered water to prevent salt and mineral build-up in your Pockets. Outdoor plants will be flushed by rainfall, but if they are sheltered from the rain.