Vertical Garden Trend
Nowadays a greenery park in the vertical garden field is already familiar in the big city, some government building, shops and big malls. A vertical garden is a solution to reduce air pollution.
This phenomenon is also seen in the elite neighborhood which generally installed on the back side of the house and becomes one unit with swimming pool as privacy area for a homeowner. Along with the development time began to occur in parallel shifts for the manufacture of this vertical garden.
Move It Inside
Slowly, the vertical garden began applied in the interior area of buildings. Vertical Garden has been widely made in the exterior area which is overwhelmed with direct sunlight as one of the main factors a plant growth
Technological innovation is able to produce new ways of planting, by incorporating building structural techniques and landscapes in order to produce a concept of greenery that is able to adapt to the physical condition of existing buildings.
The gaps in the area formed from the structural composition of the building can be a medium for exploration. Massive wall structure can be transformed into a garden area that is not less beautiful than the vast expanse of parks.
Application of the “garden” wall or popularly known as vertical garden not only on the outside but also can be applied in the indoor room and into the unity of the concept of interior space.
Factors to Consider
However, to apply the vertical garden concept in the room there are several factors that need attention:
- The need for light remains the key to the minimum required 2,000 lux, sunlight can be replaced with the use of Hilide Metal lamps or LED Lights installed with timers (6-7 hours/day).
- Installation of lights is quite distant 80 – 120 cm from the plant so that plants do not burn.
- We Recommend the circular irrigation system. the remaining water used to irrigate, collected in the lower shelter and then pumped up again to water the plants.
- Selected plant types that are resistant to low light.
The composition of plants that have been designed computerized, in the implementation is applied to each module. In this case, the plant is grown first before the module is applied to the wall.
Thus the plant has grown stable with rooting that has been attached perfectly to the media planting. Because it will be applied indoors, should be selected types of plants that survive in a shady environment such as the type of ferns (Asplenium and Adiantum).
Type of Plant to Choose
As an accent planted several types of ornamental plant leaves that have exotic color patterns such as Dracaena, Philodendron, Peperomia, and Bromelia.
All types of plants have a slow-growing character and have root fibers. Some recommended plant types include:
a. Dracaena surculosa
b. Dracaena bamboo
c. Dracaena Maranta type
d. Dracaena compacta
e. Philodendron burlemax
g. Pholodendron golden
h. Philo local
i. Betel ivory
j. Types of green peperomia
k. Bromeliad sp
m. Begonia sp
It is noteworthy, however, that the vertical garden is not as secure as the growth in the exterior/outdoor area due to the limited light for plant growth.
However, with the help of ambient lighting, an indoor vertical garden will survive as long as maintenance management is carried out in accordance with the rules.
A vertical garden needs less water because the evaporation process is small. So don’t worry if you want to make a vertical indoor garden inside your home or office.