Q. Did I see you on HGTV?
A. Yes! We were honored to work with Jonathan Scott and Pamela of Urbanism Designs on Season 6, Espisode 1 of Brother vs. Brother. You would have seen Jonathan inside our studio selecting his plant palette with our Founder and CEO, Amanda, as well as members of our team inside the Hilltop Home. You can still see the full inspiration of the living room design!
Q. Living walls and moss walls, what’s the big difference?
A. Living walls are alive, meaning they require appropriate lighting, watering and pruning weekly.
We offer systems that can be hand watered as well as systems that have automatic timers. Our focus is to create a system that will support both you and your plants.
Moss walls are preserved and require little to no maintenance. We’re serious! Our pieces do not require water or light, making them the perfect fit for areas without daylight, like a tradeshow or basement. No water, no problem. Get even more information in The Dirt!
Q. Why don’t the mosses require maintenance?
A. Our moss walls, which utilize a variety of real mosses, ferns and flowers, have been preserved with non-toxic, vegetable glycerin. The chemical-free process allows the plants to remain in their natural state, resulting in a maintenance-free piece of art made with moss that is as soft and vibrant as it is in nature. Their longevity depends on safe human contact, little exposure to sunlight and humidity, and the species' natural tendencies— as their unique traits are not lost in preservation. With ideal conditions, the industry is comfortable estimating, and we are too, that they will last at least four (4) years and beyond.
Q. How much maintenance do moss walls require?
A. Our preserved mosses and plants will remain lush, vibrant for years with the right care Our maintenance free moss walls do not require pruning or watering, just the occasional removal of dust, ideally removed with an air spray or soft cloth.
To keep your mosses in optimum conditions, please follow this advice:
Avoid crushing, pressing or folding the foliage, petals or flowers.
Keep out of direct sunlight.
Avoid exposure to humidity above 80%
Only for indoor use.
No watering or placing the product in water.
Q. How much maintenance do living walls require?
A. There are many factors that dictate the overall maintenance required for living walls like the plant palette, the location of living wall and the clients desire to be apart of the process. Our living walls are unique in that we do not take a one size fits all approach. We design the living wall system to fit the vision of our clients and their expectations on how they’d like to interact with the the wall. We can design a system that is completely automated, where the plants will need to be pruned quarterly and the client can be educated by our team on how to best maintain their wall. On the other hand, we offer a maintenance program where we take all the worry off of our clients and maintain the living wall to look immaculate and manicured throughout the year.
Q. Do you do work outside of San Francisco, CA?
A. We design, build and ship custom projects and living and moss wall rentals throughout the U.S. We are always interested in hearing from you so please don't hesitate to call or email with any questions!
Q. Do you have a showroom I can visit?
A. No, but we have a SHOW-CITY! Many of our living and moss walls are created for limited use at an event, tradeshow or as art in a private home. However, several of our pieces are public facing throughout the Bay Area and can all be seen in just over three hours. We created a guide complete with locations and photographs for interested parties. We usually have a plant painting gallery up at a local business at all times. Follow us on Instagram to get the most up-to-date information on these galleries.
Q. Do moss rental walls at events require power access or plumbing?
A: Nada! Power is only required if you order LED lighting with your custom signage for an event or trade show. In that case, access to electricity is one of many things that we carefully discuss about your event space prior to a rental. Since our moss rental walls are preserved, no watering means no plumbing necessary!