I’ve mentioned some of the various living walls available for home interiors — Fyto Wall, Woolly Pockets, Minigarden, Ballavaz, Urbio, etc — and most of these require a modicum of wall structure and planning for light and water.  Along these lines, The Wall Street Journal recently took on the topic of living walls and how various pockets, trays, and assemblies are being used inside for home decoration.

WSJ notes, in so many words, that the devil is in the details.

The wall garden pictured above was built with Woolly Pockets and filled with soil, ferns, and tropical plants.  It was installed for about $1,000 by designer Jason Lempieri (working with designer Peter Smith), who tends the garden to make sure it’s adequately watered and maintained, according to WSJ.

Getting the right amount of water for indoor plans can be difficult.  Automatic watering systems, if not monitored, could overwater, malfunction, or create an environment for mold growth, whereas manual watering is only as good as the person tending the overall longevity of the plants.

Nonetheless, given the risks, I think a healthy living wall is a great way to change up the design of an interior space.  Research suggests that the right plant species could also help clean indoor air, too.

[+] Don’t Forget to Water Interior Gardens by the WSJ.

Credits: Jason Lempieri.