Whether we're in a sales meeting or making small talk about our careers, the most frequently asked question is, “What is the difference between a living wall and a moss wall?” Before we dig into the answer, let's get one thing straight-- the differences between living and moss walls do not make one superior to the other. Both types of plant walls have unique characteristics and dance to the beat of their own drum... and boy, the rhythm is right!
We offer living wall systems that can be hand watered like your common houseplant, and walls with built-in irrigation systems that operate with automatic timers. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to a living wall. We take light measurements of your space for proper plant placement, recommend plants that thrive in the given temperature, and do maintenance if a wall owner wants to take out any of the guess work.
Still Confused? It’s like your garden, but vertical.
If you want a moss wall, you never have to see us again! Our pieces do not require water, light or maintenance. Therefore, they are a good fit for a space without daylight, like a trade show or a low-lit office. We preserve the moss using non-toxic, food grade glycerin and secure it directly to sturdy material. You may need to dust the moss, but if you’re outdoorsy like us, the rest of our place likely needs a good dusting too!
Lost ya? Think artwork, but with plants, not paint.
How long do they last?
Who is more likely to select one over the other?
Living Walls are appealing for 1. homeowners with good natural light and an available wall, who value clean air over the intimidation of a little pruning or 2. visitor-driven institutions like the San Francisco Zoo that like to "wow" guests and have a mission that lends itself to regenerative design.
Moss walls makes sense for 1. tech companies like IBM that have demanding hours and may need to break out of a trade show rut or 2. style-based office spaces like Poshmark where the employees excel in design-forward environments.
We hope these facts have made the world of plant walls a bit more inviting. Plants have clear properties and simple needs, which just like humans, are mostly a little care and no unwanted pressure.