DIY Live! Wall Planting Tutorial

Today we’ll be talking about how to make a wall planting in one of our favorite new products from our winter buying trip. We recently brought in fabulous rust wall planters from Accent Décor and we are in love. These planters really take the guess work out of vertical gardening. They come in two different sizes, small and large, and they are simple to plant and install in your home.

rust wall planter

Our rust wall planter filled with succulents

What you’ll need

  • Rust Wall Planter from Riverview
  • A plastic bag with no holes (about the size of one you’d get from the grocer)
  • Soil
  • Four 2” low light plants
  • Scissors
  • Moss (optional)
  • Granulated fertilizer (optional)

How to Create Your Planter

We will be creating an indoor planter, and so we will line the container with plastic to ensure that no water seeps out, ruining a homeowners wall or floor!

  1. Begin by placing the plastic bag into the container. Fold the excess plastic around the edges of the container. This will be cut off after we’ve finished putting our planter together.
  2. Fill the container with loose soil.
  3. Add a thin layer of stone for extra drainage. (optional)
  4. Plant your houseplants in the soil. Since this is an indoor wall planting, we will be using low light plants. It can be tricky to find a spot on an inside wall that gets bright light, so we are using low light plants so that we have more choice in where we wish to hang our planter. We recommend placing it near a bright window, but these plants don’t need direct light.
  5. Add slow release fertilizer to the top of the soil after your planting is complete. Follow the directions on the label to ensure you’re providing the right amount of fertilizer for your plants. Remember, you can OVER fertilize your plants! (optional)
  6. Add a layer of decorative moss to cover the soil. (optional)
  7. Now that you’ve finished planting your houseplants, you can start trimming the excess plastic around the edges of the planter. Try to trim just below the lip of the planter so that the plastic is hidden.
  8. Voila! Your planter is ready to mount. Find a place in your home and hang it on the wall using the appropriate fixtures. Planters can get heavy when they are filled with water, so use fixtures that can handle the weight. Contact your local hardware store to find out what will work the best.

Caring For Your Planter

To care for your planter you are going to need to water it regularly. Because there is no drainage, you will have to be mindful of how much water is still in the container before you add more. I like to check my plants by pushing my finger into the soil to feel the moisture level. If you don’t want to get your hands dirty on regular basis, you can purchase a moisture meter here at Riverview. You may then insert the metal rod of the moisture meter to test the moisture level of the soil.

Over time your plants will begin to out-grow their container. When this happens it’s best to take them out and transfer them to a larger pot. Afterward you can create a whole new wall design with different plants! This will allow you to spice up your home décor with a new and fresh planting.

We hope you enjoyed our simple wall planting tutorial. Stop by our gift store Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 6PM, Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. You can also call us with questions at 610-929-5049.

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