Best Lomandras for Green Walls


Are you looking to create a stunning green wall with hardy and attractive plants? Have you considered Lomandras?

It can be tempting to treat all lomandras the same, but there are some extreme differences in the way different species and cultivars within the genus react to differing conditions and climates within Australia – especially within a harsh growing environment such as a green wall. This article will explore three of the best lomandras for green walls, and explain why they’re great for the unique conditions of green walls.

Shara™ and Tropic Cascade™ on a west facing green wall tolerating extreme wet.

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Conditions for Green Walls

When selecting plants for green walls, there are key factors to consider. The plants’ tolerance to ‘wet feet’ or extended periods of waterlogged soil is important – especially if you’re rigging up your own irrigation without the help of a specialist.

The plants’ ability to survive under dry or low irrigation conditions is another factor to consider – especially if you’re going to be hand-watering and don’t trust yourself to check the wall every day. Your plant selections should be able to tolerate becoming root-bound in smaller pots. They should be relatively pest and disease-resistant.

The amount of sunlight the plants require to thrive is important, as well as their adaptability to various climatic conditions, such as temperature, wind levels, rainfall, etc. The substrates should be lightweight and suitably draining to avoid root rot while retaining enough moisture for your plants to uptake.

This isn’t an exhaustive list of conditions to consider, but includes some of the major factors that can lead to success or failure.

Best Lomandras for Green Walls

Shara™ Lomandra fluviatilis ‘ABU7’ PBR

Shara™ Lomandra is a tough, fine-leaf compact form with blue-grey tones and masses of yellow flowers. Its suitability for green walls is evident from its ability to survive severe drought and flood, and its performance as a rooftop garden plant. Shara™ Lomandra thrives in QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA & WA. Its strengths include Phytophthora tolerance, suitability for humid climates and heavier soils, and its beautiful, delicate foliage.

Tanika® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’ PBR

Tanika® Lomandra is an evergreen plant with bright emerald green foliage. It adapts well to different conditions and has a high tolerance for drought and frost. Its strengths include low maintenance, disease resistance, and ability to thrive in a wide range of substrates. Tanika® Lomandra thrives in QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA & WA, however, just avoid wet feet for this cultivar.

Tanika Lomandra in a healthy green wall.

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Tropic Cascade™ Lomandra hystrix ‘LHWP’ PBR

Tropic Cascade™ Lomandra is a cascading, softer foliage plant with yellow flowers. It adapts well to different conditions including drought and wet feet. Its strengths include low maintenance, disease resistance, fragrant showy flowers, and year-round beauty. Tropic Cascade™ Lomandra thrives in QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA & WA.


In conclusion, Shara™ Lomandra, Tanika® Lomandra, and Tropic Cascade™ Lomandra are three of the best Lomandras for green walls. Their adaptability to various conditions, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal make them excellent choices. So, if you’re planning your next green wall project, these Lomandras are worth considering.

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