Frequently Asked Questions


Where are Nodes made?
All Nodes are made in-house at our facility outside of Philadelphia, PA.
How are Nodes made?
Each Node is handcrafted out of high-quality Pennsylvania ceramic stoneware slip and high fire glazed in-house. Firing our kilns to high fire is more expensive but provides better quality and a more durable product that will last a lifetime.

Watch how they're made.
How do they differ from other wall planters?
Node wall planters are an iconic design, patented in the US and Foreign Countries, and command an unrivaled design aesthetic. Node planters use 70% fewer plants than other green wall systems and provide a dynamic sculptural experience. They are not prone to the spread of root rot, bugs, or mass extinctions because each Node is its own container, which allows you to easily replace a plant past its prime without having to untangle roots, wiring, or awkward obstacles. There are multiple hanging options, watering options, and unlimited foliage options.
Are Nodes sustainable?
Yes! Quality ceramics are one of the most sustainable materials. Nodes are made for sustainable practices, with sustainable regional materials, and our production model helps build and support sustainable local economies.

Read about our commitment to sustainability.


How can I hang my Node?

Pan head screws- this is the most common way. It’s as easy as hanging a picture. 9”, 12”, and 15” Nodes might need anchors if hanging on drywall. Avoid using conical head drywall screws!

3M Command Strips-These are a great and easy way to hang your Node(s). They are strong, you can always use more, and there is no messy clean-up like traditional mounting options. Plus you can always move your Node masterpiece at any time.

Velcro- This is a great option for hanging on clean tile, metal, wood, drywall, or stone. The adhesive on Velcro is not water-soluble, meaning if it gets wet, your Node will stay put. Velcro is an excellent option in bathrooms and showers.

Be sure to read weight limits on the 3M package when selecting the strength of the strip and follow the directions!

Watch our installation video.

What surfaces can I hang my Node on?
You can hang Nodes on practically any surface!
Can they be used outdoors?

Yes! Because Nodes are high fired, they will not crack in freezing temperatures. Always remove rubber drain hold plug during winter months as standing water in Nodes may crack them if the water freezes.

To be safe, we do recommend bringing Nodes inside if the temperature falls below 20 degrees Fahrenheit and avoid displaying them in areas with direct freezing precipitation or snow.


How do I water my plants?

There are multiple watering options for maximum end-user flexibility. Nodes can be potted up like any other horizontal planter and watered directly on the wall with a watering can or something with a skinny spout. Fully potted Nodes can be removed from the wall, watered in the sink, and hung back up after a few minutes when they have drained the excess water. 9”, 12”, and 15” Nodes are designed to hold 3”,4”, and 5” plastic nursery pots respectively, allowing the user to just plop the plant and nursery pot into the Node and then pull out the nursery pot to water the plant in the sink or similar. All sizes except the 3” Node come with a drain hole and rubber plug standard and have a no-drip design so you don’t have to worry about damaging the floor or furniture under them. The drain hole is raised above the bottom to create a water catchment trough.

Will Nodes leak on my wall?

No! All Nodes have a fully glazed and impermeable interior and all but the 3” Node come equipped with a rubber plug for the drain hole. The rubber plug will prevent water from moving to your wall, furniture, or floor. The drain hole is raised up from the bottom of the Node to create a water catchment trough for experienced green thumbs who prefer to not use the plug and have the air circulation of the open drain hole.

What plants fit best for my Node?

Unlike other green wall systems, you are not locked into a particular plant type or size plant. You can mix live plants, air plants, preserved moss, faux flowers, and succulents to create your own living masterpiece.

Airplants and preserved moss are ideal for 3” Nodes and there are many color options for the moss and a variety of species available for the air plants. 6” Nodes are a great size for air plants, succulents, or smaller slow-growing plants and can be potted up with soil like the larger sizes. For 9”, 12”, and 15” Nodes, our recommendation is to choose plants whose nursery pots fit the hole diameter.

Read our Plant Ideas & Tips.