DIY Tropical Pallet Living Wall

by APieceofRainbow
3 Materials
30 Minutes
A living wall reflects our visions of paradise: a lush jungle where flowers spill over rocks and barks, where juicy fruits fall from the sky…
In my design day job, I got to work with quite a few living walls. They tend to be super expensive, and high maintenance! This DIY is my attempt to create a version that anyone can build in less than 1 hour, that is easy to maintain, and beautiful as well!
As you can see from the building plans below, each tier is tilted at 60 degrees to hold the 4 inch posts. The 2 sides are made from 2″x6″ pine or cedar. The rest are all standard pallet boards, which are usually 0.75″ thick by 3.5″ wide. The length can be adjusted to fit the space you have.
or each tier we made a water proof “tray” with heavy duty plastic from a black trash bag. Just fold at the corners and tape or staple each to fit!
Depending on weather, pour 1-2 cups of water into each “tray” a couple of times per week. Each month take them out, rinse the leaves and fertilize them a bit.

They will live happily ever after!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Feb 25, 2018

    Could you do this with pieces of gutter? I can see them being super easy!

  • Ramona Hendon Ramona Hendon on Apr 15, 2018

    Can you tell us the names of the plants you used?

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