Living wall planters are the latest in vertical garden decor and one of the hottest growing trends in Australia. Living walls are not only highly decorative inside and out, but great for the air quality of your home. Highly recommended by NASA, plants filter toxins and improve air quality. Besides turning carbon dioxide into oxygen, live plants also absorb harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds), formaldehyde and benzene, which are released into the air by paint, fabrics, home fragrance products, rugs, cigarettes and plastic.
Succulents are easiest plants to grow on earth. They are not demanding and most of them grow in severe conditions, plus they come in different colours, sizes and shapes. All this makes them perfect for vertical gardening.
You can start with something as simple as a wooden pallet or take on a DIY project and create a full wall planter. Old picture frames make great living pictures.
There are many vertical garden sets available from hardware stores and garden centres, but it is so much more satisfying to create your own, custom made to fit the area you want to adorn with a living air filter. Below are a few examples we have found.