The Canguru Vertical Garden is a green wall formed by containers of flower pots or vases. It is the ideal system for small spaces and can be purchased in kits. The system was designed to reserve water and pass the excess to the bottom container, forming a cascade effect to the last container. It has an automatic irrigation controller, which is connected to the water network, where the irrigation time and periodicity can be determined. the flowerpot container has holes in the bottom where the excess water passes. This allows the growth and communication of the roots of the upper and lower module promoting a natural growth of the vegetation. The Canguru Vertical Garden is great for decorating indoor or outdoor gardens, terraces and facades in small spaces. For larger walls, choose the Mamute Vertical Garden.
Q: How does the Canguru Vertical Garden work?
A: Unlike the systems that work with organic substrate, Canguru Vertical Garden is based on hydroculture because it uses expanded clay. This clay has high porosity and oxygenation and does not compact over time avoiding substrate exchange. Nutrients are supplied through fertiirrigation making it more controllable.
Q: How do you give the Canguru Vertical Garden irrigation?
A: The system has a reservoir of water to each container, which gives it a greater inertia in relation to the other systems. Small green walls can be irrigated manually once a week (depending on the incidence of sun and wind) or more. But for larger sizes it is critical to use the automatic irrigation system, which is a timer connected to programmable solenoid accordingly. (Automatic Vertical Garden)
Q: Can I Swap Containers in the Vertical Gardens Installation?
A: The use of overhanging plants may lead people to think that they can further space the containers. However, the recommendation is to keep the spacing even if they are not all planted with seedlings. This is because the root system of plants tends to occupy the neighboring containers. Hence the importance of continuity. In the same way it is necessary to continue the irrigation water in the vertical garden.
Q: What size of plants should I use?
A: We recommend the use of young seedlings that suffer less from the transplant. As the vertical garden is usually perennial, it is important to adapt the plants. It is also a mistake to think that it is advantageous to use super-fertile organic substrates that make them grow in excess by requiring frequent pruning. It is best to control fertility through fertiirrigation of your garden on the wall.
Q: Do I need to waterproof the wall before placing the garden vertically?
A: Canguru Vertical Garden does not require wall waterproofing as the water flows from a container to the bottom protected by plastic. The vertical gardens of Ecotelhado are very practical and easy to maintain.
Q: What plants should be used in vertical gardens?
A: Plants should match the brightness of the site where to be used. Shade plants will require a lightness around at least 800 lux, while sun plants require 5,000 to 10,000 lux (lumen per square meter). We recommend using a luxmeter to determine. This care is important so that your green wall has the best possible performance.
Q: What watering frequency should I program for my vertical garden?
A: Excessive irrigation can induce root rot and this is very common in indoor plants that require less light. These plants are generally very sensitive to excess water. Keep in mind also that the need for water will vary according to the time of year, demanding more water in the summer and less in the winter. The sensitivity of the gardener is fundamental to determine the frequency of irrigation. Do not overdo the frequency, always remembering that the vertical garden has in its container a small reserve that is absorbed by the expanded clay and passed to the plants. Let dry to start the next watering.
Q: Do I need skilled labor to set up the Vertical Garden?
A: It is very easy to install a garden on the wall. The Kangaroo System is designed to be ridden by a person of normal talents, even though he has never done this before. The vertical garden rack racks are supplied in different heights such as 1m, 1.5m, 2.0m 2.5m and only 1 or 2 screws to put 1sqm of wall. The planting is done by transferring the plant with the clod to the container and simple filling with expanded clay. Many of our clients make the assembly of their gardens upright without difficulty.
Q: Should vegetation be special for vertical garden?
A: Vertical garden plants can be from any local flower shop and can be purchased directly. Give preference to smaller plants that will grow in the vertical garden. In the case of ferns, the clump can be divided by making more than one seedlings.
Q: Can the vertical garden be installed indoors?
A: Yes, it can be installed inside (winter garden). But one must observe the requirement of luminosity for the chosen plant. Understand that a minimum of light is needed for photosynthesis and not all plants survive in low light. Symptom of lack of light is internodal tenderness or growth.
Q: Why does the vertical garden use plastic? What is the advantage of this?
A: The plastic used in the green walls of Ecotelhado is all recycled and recyclable. The vertical garden system isolates water from the wall, retains a large amount of substrate and still has root communication between one container and the other. Reserve water in each container, allowing less frequent watering. Another advantage is the ease of dismantling and reassembling containers in other locations without loss of material.