Florafelt Pro System
Architectural Grade Vertical Garden System for Professional Plant Wall Installations
The Florafelt Pro System is a high quality patented vertical garden solution that uses water wicking Florafelt Grow Strips woven into a galvanized (or stainless) wire grid to create a drip-free water distribution system for growing a high-density arrangement of plants on walls.
Use 6-inch Grow Strip with custom 6 x 6 inch stainless steel 304 with 1/4" wire grids to create extremely robust vertical gardens.
Or use the pre-assembled Florafelt Pro System Modular Unit to make any size living wall.
Engineer mega-scale plant walls.
Discover unlimited possibilities.
Florafelt Pro System Install Quick Video
Pre-Wrap Plants for Mess-Free Installs
16" root wrappers to accommodate larger sized plants that can simply be wrapped and inserted into the pockets. Root Wrapped plants done off-site also make for an extremely rapid and tidy installation on site. Plants can easily be changed by pulling out the wrapped plant cleanly.
Drip Lines At Top - Water Wicks Down
The entire wall is typically irrigated from the top only with drip emitters that slowly add moisture to the wall. Water wicks down to each root-wrapped plant where roots begin to grow from their original soil into the felt. Water is efficiently absorbed throughout the wall to water each plant. We typically recommend to use 2 1/2 gallon drip emitters per pocket column. It’s best to leave the drip system visible to allow for visual inspection and replacement.
Commercial Client Success
A 12' x 8' Fern Wall Vertical Garden designed by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls. Using the Florafelt Pro System Stainless Steel Grid units mounted to a galvanized unistrut frame.
384 Root Wrapped Ferns were added by Arnulfo DelReal of The Plant People. The pre-wrapped ferns were inserted into the felted grids to create a design wave of green as requested by the client.
Plastic Water Barriers were inserted into the wire grid to direct water run-off to a gutter below.
Stainless Wire Grids were attached to a galvanized metal frame to support the vertical garden structure.
Weave In the Grow Strip to Create Water Wicking Pockets
6 inch grow strip is woven into a 6 inch by 6 inch metal grid. The patented system directs moisture inward and keeps the front dry and drip-free.
Florafelt Pro System - Felting & Wrapping
TIPS AND TRICKS
Use the larger 16-inch Wraps for the Pro System
The Florafelt Pro System uses the larger 16-inch root wraps that can accept larger plant materials and more soil. The higher density planting and additional soil make for an extremely robust plant wall. In the video below we demonstrate how to add soil for smaller plants and remove soil for larger materials. Always test the size of your wrapped plants as you go by inserting them into the system.
Use a Root Wrapped plant to test depth as you weave in the Grow Strip
Grow Strip should be woven deep into the grid about 3/4 down. This allows for better water distribution and 'locks' the plants in. As you weave in the Grow Strip, use a wrapped plant as a guide for setting the depth. The wrapped plant should set completely in the pocket so the top of the plant is level with the bar. When done correctly you may need to push up the plant above to get the plant below out.
It's fast and fun to get a team to help out
Root Wrapping is a lot like putting on a diaper (swaddle). Everyone will want to get involved.
Wire Grid Installation
Our wire grid system is easy to install and can be modified to fit any size wall. Made from high quality 304 stainless steel they offer a pre-engineered solution for architects and engineers.
Assembly of the Florafelt Pro System
Mount Stainless Steel Wire Grids to your wall
Then Insert the Plastic Water Barriers
Weave in the Grow Strip
Add Irrigation System
This installation was placed over a pond so a recirculating pump was used at the base with irrigation tubing used to direct water to the top. 1/4” holes are melted into the tubing at the top with one hole per grid column. This will create an unrestricted flow of water. Wires are directed behind the wall to a 110V grounded power source where a timer will be set to water the wall. Timing vary based on plant materials and exposure. Typically walls are watered once a day for an hour, however this wall will require much less and will be watered once a week for an hour. Observe your plants and make adjustments.
Add Root Wrapped Plants
Mosses can be added to the surface to completely fill in the living wall. Since the mosses are on the surface it will be necessary to install a mister at the top that operates multiple times a day to keep these plants moist.
Each grid is 3 feet wide x 2 feet high x 4.25 inches deep. Grids can be cut down easily with bolt cutters for custom sizes. Grids can be overlapped and saddled on to the adjacent panels to fill in areas less than 3 feet wide.
Florafelt Grow Strip is woven into each opening starting at the top and working downward. Form pockets that cover about 3/4 of the opening below. Plants should be seated firmly and deep within each pocket.
Each 3ft x 2ft grid requires one 15 yard roll of 6 inch wide grow strip for adequate coverage. Openings are slightly less than 6" so the felt fits in snug.
There are 24 openings in each grid so order 24 root wrappers per grid unit.
Openings are sized to receive root wrapped plants. A full 6" potted plant will fit in nice and snug. Or you can use two of the 4 inch potted plants per pocket. But also you can add a cup of soil and use just one 4 inch plant per pocket. You can save a lot on cost if you start with seeds, cuttings, or bare-root.