A living wall is a vertical garden that is pre-planted in panels and then attached to the wall or facade of a building. Plants stay intact in their vertical positions because their root structures are anchored in two to four inches of soil kept within the panel. Designed for an al fresco area in Crystal Symphony's Deck 11 Trident Grill, the unique living wall uses a varied and diverse selection of indoor plants to display a world map, as illustrated below. The living wall is 37.7 feet long and 7.9 feet high and will receive regular maintenance by the ship's onboard team of florists.
The installation of the wall on Crystal Symphony is yet another example of Crystal's "Crystal Clean" environmental and educational efforts both onboard and on shore. A living wall acts as a bio filter, enhancing air quality by breaking down harmful airborne contaminants and transforming them into clean oxygen. By absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, it reduces greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
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