How To Care For Your Wall Planters


A wall planter is a great way to add greenery and color to your home. But if you don’t take care of it properly, it can quickly become an eyesore. Here are some easy tips for keeping your vertical garden looking its best!

When you have a vertical garden, there are important things to think about to keep it looking its best.

When you have a vertical garden, there are important things to think about to keep it looking its best.

  • What is a wall planter?

A wall planter is a container that can be installed on the outside of your home, usually near doors and windows. They come in many sizes and shapes, but they all share some basic characteristics. They can be used to grow flowers or vegetables in an urban environment where space may be at a premium. They also help keep dirt out of your house since they hang on the outside of walls. Some are designed with drainage holes so excess water flows away from the roots instead of collecting inside the container which could cause them to drown over time if left unchecked for long periods (or lead them towards death by drowning).

  • Why do you need care for it?

There are several reasons why taking care of your wall planters will ensure that they last longer than those bought from big box stores like Walmart or Home Depot:

That’s where we come in. Learn about how to care for and clean your wall planters.

Wall planters are a great addition to any home. They’re versatile, they’re stylish, and they can be used in a variety of ways.

Here’s how to care for your wall planter so you can keep it looking fresh:

  • Clean your wall planters regularly. If you’ve placed it outside, clean it every time you touch up the paint around the house or when the leaves begin to fall from trees (usually in autumn). If you have an indoor wall planter, spritz with water once or twice a week and wipe down with a damp cloth if necessary.
  • Put moss on top of soil to help absorb excess moisture from rainwater and dew that may collect inside the pot by accident during watering sessions. Moss will also add an extra layer of protection against pests such as aphids or spider mites which might crawl across wet leaves while searching for food sources nearby.”

Air them out.

You may have put a wall planter in a room with no natural air flow, or even just not thought about it at all. Wall planters are often in rooms that don’t get any sunlight and are closed off to the outside world. This can lead to a build-up of moisture which can lead to mold if not aired out regularly.

The best way to avoid this is by simply opening your window once a week and letting fresh air circulate around your plant. It’s fairly simple: just take down your wall planter, place it near an open window (or several), let them sit there for 15 minutes or so, then replace them where they were before!

Clean them thoroughly – roots and all.

If you’re like me, you probably want to make sure your planters are as clean and tidy as possible. The first step in doing this is using a soft brush or cloth to remove any dirt from the planter itself (the sides and bottom). Next, use a different soft cloth to wipe down all of the roots. Finally, use another different soft cloth to wipe down both sides of all leaves (this helps them stay fresh looking) and then wipe down the soil around each one as well.

Check the drainage holes.

Check the drainage holes.

If you see that your plant is sitting in a puddle or has water building up in its planter, it’s probably because the drainage holes are clogged. The best way to clear out any blockage is with a toothpick or similar instrument. Just make sure to check them every couple of days and make sure they’re clear!

Treat any problems early on.

  • Don’t wait until a problem occurs to address it.
  • Don’t try to fix the problem yourself, by using harsh chemicals, harsh cleaners or scrubbers and brushes, sponges and other abrasive materials. This can cause more damage than good and make the situation worse.
  • If you do get a plant that has been damaged in shipping or from being relocated from an outdoor location inside your home take care not to over water it as this may cause even more damage since indoor plants generally require less frequent watering than their outdoor counterparts

Wall planters should look great and last a long time when cared for properly!

  • Preventive Care

We’ve already talked about the importance of cleaning and drying your wall planter regularly, but there’s more you can do to keep them looking good. Here are some other ways to help prevent problems:

  • Airing Out Your Wall Planters: Because they’re sometimes enclosed in a room or out of the sun, wall planters may not receive enough fresh air. To ensure that they’re getting plenty of oxygen and staying healthy, try opening your windows when possible or keeping your doors open a crack so fresh air can circulate through your home. You’ll also want to avoid using any heating element (such as candles) near them as this may contribute to excess moisture in the potting mix that could lead to mold growth!
  • Treating Pests And Diseases: If you have pests like spiders or ants making their way into your house via the soil in these plants (or even worse insects like termites), it’s best practice for homeowners who have indoor or outdoor plants with soil mixes containing peat moss (which attracts termites) than those without it such as bark chips which contain no organic matter at all; however most pest control professionals will tell you not only does this type look better aesthetically speaking but also last longer too since there isn’t anything inside which could break down over time causing mold issues later on down road – yikes!


Now that you know how to care for your wall planters, go ahead and get started! You’ll be amazed at how much better they look after just a few minutes of maintenance. If you have any questions about caring for your plant pots, don’t hesitate to reach out. We want this site to be a resource for all things vertical gardening!

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