Plant Diversity and Plant Performance of Indoor and Outdoor Vertical Greening Systems in Hong Kong

Authors

  • Caroline Law Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, China
  • S.M. Li Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, China
  • C.Y. Lam Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2268

Abstract

This study aimed to examine the plant diversity and plant performance of vertical greening system (VGS) and how the hardware setup (including growing substrates) potentially affect plant performance. A total of 125 VGS (including 85 outdoor and 40 indoor VGS) were surveyed in Hong Kong. We recorded the type of VGS, species composition, frequency and plant coverage; substrate medium type, and plant performance. The findings revealed that indoor soilless VGS performed comparably well as on conventional soil, and outdoor soilless VGS performed significantly better than on soil. Regardless of substrate type, plants on indoor VGS performed better than outdoor VGS.

Keywords: Vertical greening system; Floristic composition; Growing medium; Plant performance

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2268

Published

2020-07-01

How to Cite

Law, C., Li, S. ., & Lam , C. . (2020). Plant Diversity and Plant Performance of Indoor and Outdoor Vertical Greening Systems in Hong Kong . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(14), 171-177. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2268