by , 10/16/06


Last year, readers went crazy over our feature on the Streamgarden by Green Fortune, A Swedish company dedicated to “urban cultivation.” The Streamgarden helps aspiring green thumbs by taking all of the guesswork (and all of the effort) out of maintaining household plants. Now Green Fortune has unveiled another product: the Plantwall.

Yes, the Plantwall is just what it sounds like — a vertical wall of greenery. Plantwall allows for all of the enhancing elements of indoor foliage without sacrificing floor area. But the real innovation is in how it works:

Plantwall is based on a four layer textile system. The textile system contains the fertilizer necessary to maintain the plants, as well as keeping any moisture from spreading. Water comes in via an integrated drip irrigation system.

Green Fortune has so far installed one Plantwall system in a retail store in Stockholm. Presumably, it could be specified in residential as well as commercial applications, as it can be entirely custom designed for the needs of your specific project.

For more on Green Fortune’s “Urban Cultivation” efforts, check out their website. The company has strong beliefs that through plants and their care, we can reconnect with the diversity and health that is sometimes lost in urban life. Green Fortune is dedicated to the preservation of this natural environment, and has earmarked 10% of their annual profit to go towards renewable energy production.

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  1. edwarbo June 19, 2008 at 4:08 am

    Greenwalls are available in Australia, check out

  2. booyaa dot org» B... November 19, 2006 at 6:59 am

    […] When I’m filthy rich from blogging, I’m gonna buy me a plant wall. Greenfortune’s website doesn’t do it justice. Luckily inhabitat’s blog post does. […]

  3. Furniture October 23, 2006 at 3:50 pm

    Really innovative. I bet this would go along great in a modern home, especially for the urban setting considering theres not a lot of greenery in the tightly packed urban areas.

  4. Isolationism » Bl... October 22, 2006 at 5:50 am

    I definitely find myself missing the green of summer in the colder, winter months. Having indoor plants can definitely help. I’m deeply intrigued by self-managing, larger systems such as the GreenFortune Plantwall, which seems like an excellent solution for those who lack a green thumb (like myself).

  5. Hannes October 18, 2006 at 10:43 am

    Man, what an outstanding idea. Not only is it, well, green, but it looks freakin’ awesome. I would love to get one of those in my home.

  6. danting October 18, 2006 at 2:24 am

    There is a company here inToronto that supplies a very similar technology.
    We spoke to them in the past about getting one.

  7. alamb October 17, 2006 at 2:42 pm

    Green Fortune’s website has a broken link to their US outlet. I would like to know if the Plantwall is available and more about its design and cost. More on Anya’s connections would also be valuable.

  8. Pierre October 17, 2006 at 1:28 pm

    Nothing really new …

    You should take a look at the work of Patrick Blanc, a french botanist who has done great works with “plant wall”. The last one is on the facade of the new Nouvel museum in Paris.

  9. Anya October 16, 2006 at 5:58 pm

    This is actually a rather old concept, and has been used in many spaces. I was designing outdoor spaces of vertical gardens 20 years ago, there are several huge buildings here in South Florida that have executed the concept successfully over the years, also.Epcot has had displays on systems like this, integrating drip irrigation, fertilizer distribution, etc. There are also reference lists available that help you select the right plant for the right pollutant (removal).

    Still, it’s good to see such publicity for this type of system, they are needed.

  10. thequietrevolution October 16, 2006 at 10:39 am

    Amazing, I love the idea of bringing nature into the home and I am also interested in the way nature exists in an urban environment. This is truly an inspired idea.

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