CHOOSING PLANTS

Nearly any plant can grow in a vertical garden depending on the conditions.

The following is a list of plants that we have used and had success in vertical gardens.

 

LOW LIGHT TROPICAL PLANTS

 

For walls across from windows or where there is only artificial light available. Halogen floods provide the best artificial light but are big users of power, consider high intensity LED spots or fluorescent flood lights. Use a light meter to insure a minimum 150 foot candles falls on all the plants. The more you can provide the more healthy the plants will be.

 

ANTHERIUM

AGLAONEMA MARIA

FICUS DECORA

MARANTA RED

PHILODENDRON BRAZIL

PHILODENDRON CONGO GREEN

PHILODENDRON CORDATUM

PHILODENDRON

SPLIT-LEAF

SCHEFFLERA ARBORICOLA

BRIGHT LIGHT TROPICAL PLANTS

 

Indirect natural light can provide ample illumination for Indoor locations across from a bank of southern windows or a skylight. 700 foot candles will keep these plants happy. Or an array of metal halide floods can provide adequate illumination.

 

CALATHEA LANCIFOLIA

CALATHEA BURLE MARX

CISSUS ELLEN DANICA OAK IVY

AGLAONEMA MYSTIC MARBLE

ORCHIS VANILLA BEAN

AECHMEA DEL MAR

FICUS SYLVIE

PALM ARECA

PHILODENDRON

PRINCE-OF-ORANGE

ADDITIONAL BRIGHT LIGHT TROPICAL PLANTS

 

Aglaonema Gemini, Aglaonema Juliette, Aglaonema Maria, Calathea Lancifolia, Ficus Belize, Ficus Sylvie, Ivy, Maranta Red Pole, Philodendron Brazil, Philodendron Congo Rojo, Philodendron Cordatum, Philodendron Moonlight, Philodendron Prince-of-Orange, Schefflera Arboricola Gold Finger, Schefflera Arboricola Mini, Schefflera Arboricola Variegata, Spathiphyllum Dario, Spathiphyllum Domino, Spathiphyllum Liana, Spathiphyllum Power Petite, Spathiphyllum Star Dust, Spathiphyllum Sweet Pablo

 

FERNS

 

Nothing is more delightful than a wall of cascading ferns. They love bright indirect light 700 foot candles but typically prefer shade to part shade conditions. They are home to the Pacific Northwest where they are constantly in moisture and they prefer cool evenings with slight breezes. Many ferns will also do great mixed in with a bright light tropical collection.

 

MAIDENHAIR FERN

BEAR PAW FERN

BLUE STAR FERN

KANGAROO PAW FERN

BLECHNUM SILVER-LADY FERN

BIRD NEST FERN

BUTTON FERN

FERN PTERIS