Unusual Rooftop Airplant Vertical Garden Design

Unusual Rooftop Airplant Vertical Garden Design

Landscape architect Josh Rosen transformed the residents’ rooftop space, hiding the solar panels with a living airplant wall of tillandsias. Rosen arranged sixteen lightweight AirplantFrames on a trellis planted with a soilless textured backdrop of Spanish moss tillandsia usenoides. Tillandsia, or airplants, live suspended in air without the need for soil or any growing medium. Airplant leaves absorb water and nutrients directly, their roots used only to secure the plant. Allowing air and light to pass through, such transparent vertical gardens can be either wall mounted or built as living screens like the ones camouflaging the solar panels. The tillandsia genus is extremely diverse, exhibiting a wide range of colors, textures, and forms, with over 600 known species, so such a wall will never be boring.

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Source: airplantman