A Century Product for Long Lasting Living Walls
Architectural Grade Vertical Gardens for Professional Plant Wall Installations
The Florafelt Pro System is a high quality patented vertical garden solution that uses water wicking Florafelt Grow Strips woven into a galvanized (or stainless) wire grid to create a drip-free water distribution system for growing a high-density arrangement of plants on walls.
- Use 6-inch Grow Strip with custom 6 x 6 inch stainless steel 304 with 1/4″ wire grids to create extremely robust vertical gardens.
- Or use the pre-assembled Florafelt Pro System Modular Unit to make any size living wall.
- Engineer mega-scale plant walls.
- Discover unlimited possibilities.
Florafelt Pro System Install Overview
Planted Design used the Florafelt Pro System to create a breathtaking living wall installation for their client’s private home in Pleasanton, California. Showplant Nurseries assisted with the felting and planting and ongoing maintenance.
Pre-Wrap Plants for Mess-Free Installs
16″ root wrappers to accommodate larger sized plants that can simply be wrapped and inserted into the pockets. Root Wrapped plants done off-site also make for an extremely rapid and tidy installation on site. Plants can easily be changed by pulling out the wrapped plant cleanly.
Drip Lines At Top – Water Wicks Down
The entire wall is typically irrigated from the top only with drip emitters that slowly add moisture to the wall. Water wicks down to each root-wrapped plant where roots begin to grow from their original soil into the felt. Water is efficiently absorbed throughout the wall to water each plant. We typically recommend to use 2 1/2 gallon drip emitters per pocket column. It’s best to leave the drip system visible to allow for visual inspection and replacement.
Commercial Client Success
A 12′ x 8′ Fern Wall Vertical Garden designed by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls. Using the Florafelt Pro System Stainless Steel Grid units mounted to a galvanized unistrut frame. 384 Root Wrapped Ferns were added by Arnulfo DelReal of The Plant People. The pre-wrapped ferns were inserted into the felted grids to create a design wave of green as requested by the client.
Lindsey Graves of Living Green Design demonstrates how to use Florafelt Grow Strip into a grid.
Weave In the Grow Strip to Create Water Wicking Pockets
6 inch grow strip is woven into a 6 inch by 6 inch metal grid. The patented system directs moisture inward and keeps the front dry and drip-free.
Florafelt Pro System – Felting & Wrapping
Tips and Tricks
Use the larger 16-inch Wraps for the Pro System
The Florafelt Pro System uses the larger 16-inch root wraps that can accept larger plant materials and more soil. The higher density planting and additional soil make for an extremely robust plant wall. In the video below we demonstrate how to add soil for smaller plants and remove soil for larger materials. Always test the size of your wrapped plants as you go by inserting them into the system.
Use a Root Wrapped plant to test depth as you weave in the Grow Strip
Grow Strip should be woven deep into the grid about 3/4 down. This allows for better water distribution and ‘locks’ the plants in. As you weave in the Grow Strip, use a wrapped plant as a guide for setting the depth. The wrapped plant should set completely in the pocket so the top of the plant is level with the bar. When done correctly you may need to push up the plant above to get the plant below out.
It’s fast and fun to get a team to help out
Root Wrapping is a lot like putting on a diaper (swaddle). Everyone will want to get involved.
Florafelt Root Wrap Video
Learn how to use the patented Florafelt Pro System to create a robust and versatile vertical garden. Chris Bribach demonstrates how to weave Florafelt Grow Strip and Root Wrap plants of various sizes for Alex Hawley’s backyard succulent living wall in San Francisco.
Wire Grid Installation
Our wire grid system is easy to install and can be modified to fit any size wall. Made from high quality 304 stainless steel they offer a pre-engineered solution for architects and engineers.
Florafelt Pro System Details
Assembly of the Florafelt Pro System
- Mount Grids to the wall
- Then Insert the Plastic Water Barriers
- Weave in the Grow Strip
- Add Irrigation and Drain Trays
- Add Root Wrapped Plants
Grids Mount to Strut Supports
Pre-engineered standard strut systems are used to support the grids. Strut pipe clamps secure the edges of the grids using bolted connections. Larger P1000 Strut series can span up to 6 feet and provide support for the structure. Smaller P4100 Strut Series can be used where a continuous wall structure allows for attachments every 2 feet.
Small Strut Supports
Smaller struts are good for attaching to an existing wall structure. They provide air gap.
Large Strut Supports
The larger strut can be used to create a plant wall on posts, without a wall behind it.
Each grid is 3 feet wide x 2 feet high x 4.25 inches deep. Grids can be cut down easily with bolt cutters for custom sizes. Grids can be overlapped and saddled on to the adjacent panels to fill in areas less than 3 feet wide.
Florafelt Grow Strip is woven into each opening starting at the top and working downward. Form pockets that cover about 3/4 of the opening below. Plants should be seated firmly and deep within each pocket.
Each 3ft x 2ft grid requires one 15 yard roll of 6 inch wide grow strip for adequate coverage. Openings are slightly less than 6″ so the felt fits in snug.
There are 24 openings in each grid and 24 root wrappers are included per each grid unit.
Openings are sized to receive root wrapped plants. A full 6″ potted plant will fit in nice and snug. Or you can use two of the 4 inch potted plants per pocket. But also you can add a cup of soil and use just one 4 inch plant per pocket. You can save a lot on cost if you start with seeds, cuttings, or bare-root.
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