Designing a Wall Terrarium: Bringing Nature to Your Walls

Designing a Wall Terrarium: Bringing Nature to Your Walls

In today's fast-paced world, finding ways to incorporate nature into our living spaces has become increasingly important. A Wall Terrarium is an inventive and visually stunning solution. A one-of-a-kind combination of art and gardening that results in a captivating display of greenery that adorns your walls.

The best bit is that a Wall Terrarium allow you to bring the beauty of nature indoors, even in the smallest of spaces. These living works of art can transform any environment, from apartments to offices.

When it comes to designing a wall terrarium, it is important to keep both aesthetics and functionality in mind. Selecting the right plants, containers, and arrangements is crucial to creating a harmonious and thriving ecosystem. In this article, we will walk you through the best plant choices as well as some creative design ideas for bringing nature's beauty into your living or working space.

Designing a Wall terrarium


Keep in a few aspects in mind when designing your Wall Terrarium will render a much better outcome. Let’s explore…

Firstly, think about the available wall space and select appropriate sizes and shapes for the space. Consider the weight-bearing capacity of the wall and choose a sturdy mounting system. In this case, your local hardware store can provide you with the appropriate solutions to meet your requirements.

Check out our range of Wall Mounted Terrariums to get yourself started. Consider a variety of sizes to create a more dynamic and visually interesting display.

Next, consider the lighting conditions in the designated area. Different plants have varying light requirements, so choose species that will thrive in the available light. Additionally, consider the accessibility of the terrarium for watering and maintenance purposes. Ensure that it is within reach and easy to care for.

When selecting plants, opt for species that are suited for the tight, limited spacing available as well as their growth habit and reach; compact upright growth or trailing plants are ideal for this. Choose plants that have similar water and humidity requirements to simplify care.

When selecting soil for a wall-mounted terrarium, choose a well-draining substrate such as a mixture of cocoa peat and perlite, though this will be plant dependent, as succulents prefer a less rich, more sandy soil. Avoid heavy or water-retentive soils that can lead to root rot. The soil should provide adequate moisture retention while allowing excess water to drain easily.

Lastly, think about the overall aesthetic and design. Consider the visual appeal of different plant textures, colours, and shapes and the attractive soil patterns you can create when arranging the terrarium. Experiment with different layouts and arrangements to create an eye-catching display.

By considering these factors—wall space, lighting, accessibility, plant selection, and design—you can create a stunning wall-mounted terrarium that brings nature's beauty to your indoor space.

How to create a wall mounted terrarium


The plants listed below are fantastic for both their appearance and their ability to thrive in a wall-mounted terrarium.


Trailing plants are ideal for wall-mounted terrariums because their cascading growth creates a visually appealing and space-efficient display, maximising the vertical space available.

Consider choosing these plants in Mini versions, or 10cm grow pot size. Have a look at our Mini Collection here. Also, for more trailing plant options checkout our Hanging Plant Collection.

Creating a wall mounted Terrarium


Upright Growing Plants are ideal for wall-mounted terrariums because they add height and structure to the display, creating a vertical focal point. However, keep in mind how wide the plant grows, as it may become crushed against the wall. Your best bets are compact growth habits.

We’ve listed the plants according to their trailing and upright growing habit. But no reason why you can’t combine the two styles for a mixed effect.

Creating a wall mounted terrarium

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