Have you just bought a PlantBox living green wall and are unsure of how it all connects together? Then this is the guide for you, I have step-by-step photos as well as videos of me assembling and installing a PlantBox.
How To Assemble A PlantBox
The boxes clip together simply but when you first open your delivery box there is a tonne of parts and it can feel a little overwhelming.
That’s why I have broken down how to assemble a PlantBox into lots of little steps that you can follow along with, and of course, each step has an accompanying photo.
Watch The Assembly Video
If you would prefer to see a video of a PlantBox being assembled then watch this quick video below.
Step 1 – Lay Out All Of Your Parts
It’s always best to lay out everything you need to assemble so you can make sure everything is present and accounted for before you start.
Everything you see below is what you need to make up one box. So you will have 3x, 5x, 10x all of these parts in total depending on how many boxes you bought.
Step 2 – Clip On The Side Panels
We start by clipping on the two side pieces, there is a left-hand and a right-hand piece, the inside is what is visible in the photo below.
The outside features the PlantBox logo so it is easy to tell if you have them the right way round or not.
These pieces should be hooked over the top first then pressed at the bottom and they will click into place.
If your pieces line up like the photo below then your side is correctly in position.
Step 3 – Add The Black Capillary Matting
Now we add the felt capillary matting that helps with the watering. Feed the shorter pieces of felt through the two plastic pieces that will form the bottom of our planter.
Just feed them so they are halfway through with an equal amount on each side.
Place the two plastic rectangles into the bottom of the PlantBox. There are little plastic moulds in the bottom of the PlantBox which they sit on top of.
Then you lay the large piece of felt on top of these, pushing the two felt tabs down. This felt is what helps the plants to suck up the water from the reservoir through capillary action.
Step 4 – Slide The Yellow Water Level Float In
Add the yellow ball float now, this just slides in on the left-hand sand of the box. This little float will let us easily see the water level of the reservoir.
This just slides down into a little holder. It feels like the yellow tab should come out of the hole in the front of the box but it doesn’t, it just sits behind.
Step 5 – Add The Plastic Dividers
Slide these two little dividers in, one goes right in the middle and the other at the left-hand side where we just inserted the float.
Step 6 – Clip The Water Cap In
There is a small plastic cap with holes in it that goes over the reservoir to help keep dirt and debris out. Just push down from the top until you hear it click into place.
This is where you will pour water into the PlantBox in order to fill up the reservoir.
How To Attach A PlatBox To A Wall
So now we have built our PlantBox it is time to attach it to a wall. I will be putting mine onto a wooden wall behind my house so will just be screwing it straight on. No Need for any other fixings.
If you are going into brick or stone then you will need to drill and plug the holes first or drill and use masonry screws.
Here is everything I used to get my PlantBox on the wall, pretty simple really, a drill, spirit level and some screws.
I created a quick video showing my friend Sam putting the boxes up on my wall so watch that below to get a good idea of how easy these things are to get up.