Where should I place my table?

The living table provides an exciting vibrant focal point for a living room or lobby. Find a place where it can be visible and inviting and enjoyed the most. The limited factor will be making sure there is enough light for your selected plant species. To be on the safe side in an indoor environment, find a spot that gets bright, indirect natural light.

Can the living table be used outside?

Yes, however the wood is not designed for long term water exposure. Please make sure to cover and protect the table from rain and other elements when necessary.

How much maintenance is there?

The maintenance is actually much lower than most typical planter, due to the uniquely designed self watering irrigation system which allows for the plants to self regulate their water uptake when needed. You should still take care each plant’s specific needs as you would in any old planter or garden. 

How often should I fertilize?

Some plants get hungrier than others. Depending on what you are growing, you will want to fertilize anywhere from once per month-once every 4 months.  Make sure to use a fertilizer that is suitable for the plants you a growing. Either a water soluble fertilizer or a slow release fertilizer can be used.  We reccomend using 1/2 of the recommended rate on the fertilizer label.

Is the glass tempered glass?

Yes. The 3/8th thick tempered glass on the side tables has a permissible load of 180lbs per square feet. It may be enough to support you, but please do not every sit or stand on the table!

What size of plants can be used?

The living table was designed to house standard 4” plant containers or smaller. You can either place the plants and container directly onto the Growtex capillary mat (keeping them in their container) or take them out of their containers and plant as you would any other planter.   Any old potting soil will work just fine.

What is the warranty?

Each table has a 1 year warranty on all materials provided that the product was used in accordance with the written instructions included with the product.

Which types of plants do best in the living table?

The living table was designed for low growing, ground cover type plants that will not grow up to touch the glass. Large plants can be used, but once they grow to touch the glass, they should be pruned back. Many different species can be used, but here is a list of some of our favorites that we’ve found work great:

Indoor Plant Options

Fittonia argyroneura

Pilea depressa

Philodendron cordatum

Philodendron scandens

Selaginella kraussiana

Scindapsus pictus  

Outdoor Options

Echeveria spp.

Pachysandra terminalis

Sempervivum spp. 

Sedum repustre 'angelina' 

Sedum confusum

Sedum angelina

Thymus spp. 

Leptinella potentillina