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INHABITAT: Do you have a favorite plant or feature in the vertical garden?

SRO: The subirrigation system is the coolest feature because it waters itself when the plants are thirsty. When the water goes down, the roots signal the subirrigation system to turn on. So it's self-watering - and it waters the plants from the bottom up - where the roots are - vs. the top down, which is key considering that I live in an apartment and I have someone below me so I wouldn't want any spillage. As for plants, I love this one that I put in that wasn't originally tested on the wall...It is a Stephanotis floribunda or Wedding Vine flower, which is a climbing plant that has tubular fragrant flowers that smell like jasmine. It's been in the wall for three months and doing very well.

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  1. Judy MacDonnell February 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    During the day you’d be getting more oxygen from the plants. But best not to have plants in your bedroom overnight – they respire too, which means they are using your oxygen, while not producing oxygen during hours of darkness.

  2. legalegl March 17, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I hate to say it, but with so much humidity in the air there is likely to be damage to the structure.