Do you want an easy and affordable way to grow plants vertically? Wall pockets for plants are not only cheap, but they can add some sophisticated style to your yard too.
I think that these inexpensive plant holders provide a great way to cover an ugly brick or concrete retaining wall. You can design a hanging flower wall and cover a wall with plants in very little time. However, these plant pockets have both pros and cons…
Advantages of Using Wall Plant Pockets:
1. Less Work to Install: They make it simple to build your own vertical garden without having to do a time-consuming installation. In other words, you don’t need to bring the power tools out.
2. Easier to Set-up and Move: Plus, you can create a large green wall in smaller segments, making your garden easier and more manageable to assemble. Not to mention, you can move them more easily if you want.
3. Great for Small or Non-Permanent Locations: For this reason, these moveable planters provide the perfect solution for apartments. And they work well on balconies or small patios because they take up very little space.
4. More Space for Plant Roots: The manufacturer has not made their pockets larger and deeper, so they can hold more plants. In addition, they use a breathable material to keep roots healthy for healthier foliage.
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Disadvantages of Fabric Pocket Planters:
1. Soil Can Dry Out: However, this breathable material does have a downside. Water can freely drain out, so soil can quickly dry out. Not to mention, the black fabric tends to absorb heat more than lighter color green pockets.
Therefore, you want to water them more frequently or hand the planters in a partially-shaded location. Plants that don’t require as much water (like succulents) can be another solution.
Alternatively, some people add plastic liners. (Some customers also use this tactic for their indoor gardens.) It helps prevent dry-out, but you want to make sure not to over water.
2. Pockets Don’t Hold Their Shape: Furthermore, the pockets are flexible, so they tend to lean forward slightly when filled with soil. Over-filling with soil/water can result in spills.
3. Not Super High Quality: These 7-pocket planters only cost about $15 apiece, so don’t expect them to be perfect. That said, the fabric is heavy duty and durable.
Using Wall Pocket Planters Indoors:
Note: You can also hang these pocket planters indoors. However, customers suggest adding plastic liners or bags to the pockets to prevent any moisture from seeping out.
Create all sorts of indoor vertical gardens from living green walls to wall art greenery to kitchen herb planters. These hanging pockets are so easy to use that they get kind of addicting.
In fact, these canvas plant pockets are probably the cheapest, easiest way to hang plants on the wall. You also don’t have to take up valuable table or counter space.
Not to mention, elevated plants have access to more sunlight, and you can more easily place them next to a window. Therefore, you can most likely grow healthier plants with less effort.
Specs for the Wall Pockets for Plants:
- Dimensions: Size: 40″ Tall x 11.8″ Wide
- Weight: 13.4 Ounces
- Material: Plastic Felt Cloth
- 7 Pockets
- Color: Black
- 2 Hanging Tabs on Top
- Includes 8 Zip Ties
- Indoor or Outdoor Use
- Review Ratings: 4.1/5 Stars
- Brand: Meiwo
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