Q&A: Staircase Plant Wall & Propagation with @soiledplanties
Maryrose (@soiledplanties) is
Many thanks to our interviewer, Elise!
That stairway and landing has the only window that provides the most light in the whole house, so almost all the plants have gathered there. I had about four to five Calatheas living on the steps, but I like to shuffle plants around.
As my love for plants grew, almost all the shelves quickly became full of plants, and I have started to run out of space. Our walls were completely bare, so I had the idea of installing shelves on the wall next to the stairs. But I found the Wally Ecos on Instagram and thought that cascading plants would be perfect! I needed plants that were fuss-free, hardy, and tolerated low to medium light since the wall doesn’t receive a ton of light. I chose to install them diagonally so that I can reach the plants at every step.
We were brainstorming for an IG handle one day, and my husband came up with @soiledplanties! My parents had houseplants when I was growing up (and they still do!), but I didn’t really get into them until late 2017.
Always cut with clean shears, include 2-3 nodes, and BE PATIENT!
Don’t be discouraged if a plant dies under your care; you can always try again. Provide as much light as possible for your plants; the closer to the window, the better, or get grow lights! And lastly, life is short, buy the plant!
Thanks to Maryrose for sharing her story and her methods with us! See her work on social media: