Choosing Plants OLD

Step 1. Find your light category using the pictures below. 

Step 2: Click on your category to see your plant choices, we call them "Plant Themes"

Step 3: Choose your favorite "Plant Themes" - Each has plants that can live together because they share the same needs

For further help gauging the amount of natural light you are getting, click here.

Direct Sun

Direct Sun

As much light as possible. Within 2 feet of a south facing window

Some Direct Sun

Some Direct Sun

Some Direct Sun

A brightly lit area with some sunlight falling on the leaves during the day. Next to a west or east facing window OR within 2 to 5 feet of a south facing window. 

Bright But Sunless

Bright But Sunless

Bright But Not Direct

An area close to but not in the zone lit by direct sunlight.  An area extending about 5 feet around a window which is sunlit for part of the day.  A large sunless window may be adequate. 

Semi-Shade

Semi-Shade

Semi-Shade

A moderately lit area within 5 to 8 feet of a sunlit window OR close to a sunless window. 

Shade

Shade

Shade

A poorly lit area but bright enough to allow you to read during several hours of the day. 

Groups of Plants for Direct Sun

Herbs

The best herbs for Living Walls have low, creeping or trailing habits such as:

 

Veggies

The best vegetables for Living Walls stay relatively small and have shallow to average root systems. Dwarf varieties are a plus! Try the following:

 

Berries

Strawberry plants are great choices for Living Walls. 

Blueberry plants are another great option for large Living Wall systems.

 

Succulents & Jades

Succulent and Jade plants are a perfect choice for nearly every Living Wall system due to their compact nature and beauty.

Groups of Plants for Some Direct Sun

 

Croton and Aglaonema are great choices for Living Walls with SOME DIRECT SUN.

Groups of Plants for Bright But Not Direct Sun

Groups of Plants for Semi-Shade

Groups of Plants for Shade