All the plant photographies are performed by Patrick Blanc and their use must go with the photo caption and the mention "copyright Patrick Blanc"
  • Tricyrtis hirta through a grid on roadside sustaining wall, Hakone, Japan

    Tricyrtis hirta through a grid on roadside sustaining wall, Hakone, Japan

  • Adiantum capillus-veneris hanging down from the ceiling of a bridge, Beyrut, Libanon

    Adiantum capillus-veneris hanging down from the ceiling of a bridge, Beyrut, Libanon

  • Statue covered in green algae at cave entrance, Yamaguchi, Japan

    Statue covered in green algae at cave entrance, Yamaguchi, Japan

  • Bryophyts on stone wall joints, Izu, Japan

    Bryophyts on stone wall joints, Izu, Japan

  • Stone wall covered by mosses, Hakone, Japan

    Stone wall covered by mosses, Hakone, Japan

  • Buddleja japonica on a stone wall along the road, Hakone, Japan

    Buddleja japonica on a stone wall along the road, Hakone, Japan

  • Tricyrtis hirta on a vertical stone wall, Hakone, Japan

    Tricyrtis hirta on a vertical stone wall, Hakone, Japan

  • Primulina dryas growing spontaneously on a building façade, Canton, China, Photo by Claude Antoniazzi

    Primulina dryas growing spontaneously on a building façade, Canton, China, Photo by Claude Antoniazzi

  • Corydalis ochroleuca, spontaneous on stone stairs, Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, France

    Corydalis ochroleuca, spontaneous on stone stairs, Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, France

  • Corydalis ochroleuca, flowers close-up, Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, France

    Corydalis ochroleuca, flowers close-up, Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, France

  • Herbaceous plants and Ficus benghalensis along a gutter, Mumbai, India

    Herbaceous plants and Ficus benghalensis along a gutter, Mumbai, India

  • Ficus benghalensis seedling in a wall fissure, Bombay, India

    Ficus benghalensis seedling in a wall fissure, Bombay, India

  • Ficus root penetrating a gutter, Halong, Vietnam

    Ficus root penetrating a gutter, Halong, Vietnam

  • Young Ficus religiosa whose roots are penetrating the old house wall, Mumbai, India

    Young Ficus religiosa whose roots are penetrating the old house wall, Mumbai, India

  • Loosed stone wall due to the penetration of Lagerstroemia calyculata roots, Angkor, Cambodia

    Loosed stone wall due to the penetration of Lagerstroemia calyculata roots, Angkor, Cambodia

  • Ficus religiosa root system covering a tree, grids, wall and sidewalk, Mumbai, India

    Ficus religiosa root system covering a tree, grids, wall and sidewalk, Mumbai, India

  • Strangling Ficus gibbosa has killed his Tetrameles nudiflora host, Ta Phrom, Angkor, Cambodia

    Strangling Ficus gibbosa has killed his Tetrameles nudiflora host, Ta Phrom, Angkor, Cambodia

  • Tetrameles nudiflora on a crumbled wall of Beng Melea Angkor temple, Cambodia

    Tetrameles nudiflora on a crumbled wall of Beng Melea Angkor temple, Cambodia

  • Wrapping root system of Tetrameles nudiflora, Ta Phrom, Angkor, Cambodia

    Wrapping root system of Tetrameles nudiflora, Ta Phrom, Angkor, Cambodia

  • Tetrameles nudiflora , roots wrapping and stabilizing the stones, Ta Prohm temple, Angkor, Cambodia

    Tetrameles nudiflora , roots wrapping and stabilizing the stones, Ta Prohm temple, Angkor, Cambodia

  • Buddha head gently wrapped in Ficus religiosa roots, Ayutthaya, Thailand

    Buddha head gently wrapped in Ficus religiosa roots, Ayutthaya, Thailand

  • Old empty pockets surrounded by bright green vigorous mosses create an unexpected magic sight on a Vertical Garden by Patrick Blanc

    Old empty pockets surrounded by bright green vigorous mosses create an unexpected magic sight on a Vertical Garden by Patrick Blanc

  • Cyathodium cavernarum exhibiting bright green iridescence on vertical stone walls of a ruin, now in forest understory, Gandhi NP, Bombay

    Cyathodium cavernarum exhibiting bright green iridescence on vertical stone walls of a ruin, now in forest understory, Gandhi NP, Bombay

  • Cyathodium cavernarum exhibiting bright green iridescence on a vertical stone wall of a ruin, now in forest understory, Gandhi NP, Bombay

    Cyathodium cavernarum exhibiting bright green iridescence on a vertical stone wall of a ruin, now in forest understory, Gandhi NP, Bombay

  • Conandron ramondioides on a stone wall, Hakone, Japan

    Conandron ramondioides on a stone wall, Hakone, Japan

  • Conandron ramondioides population on a man made stone wall, Hakone, Japan

    Conandron ramondioides population on a man made stone wall, Hakone, Japan

  • Conandron ramondioides population on a man made stone wall, most individuals reduced to a single leaf, Hakone, Japan

    Conandron ramondioides population on a man made stone wall, most individuals reduced to a single leaf, Hakone, Japan

  • Conandron ramondioides population flowering on a man made stone wall, Hakone, Japan

    Conandron ramondioides population flowering on a man made stone wall, Hakone, Japan

  • Saxifraga stolonifera flowering on a man made stone wall, Hakone, Japan

    Saxifraga stolonifera flowering on a man made stone wall, Hakone, Japan

  • Toraja house roof covered by mosses, many fern species and orchids, Rantepao, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

    Toraja house roof covered by mosses, many fern species and orchids, Rantepao, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

  • Toraja roof of rice barn covered by mosses and ferns, mostly Davallia denticulata, Rantepao, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

    Toraja roof of rice barn covered by mosses and ferns, mostly Davallia denticulata, Rantepao, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

  • Toraja houses rice barns, an old traditional tongkonan one with bamboo roof covered by plants and a modern one with corrugated metal sheet roof not allowing plant installation, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

    Toraja houses rice barns, an old traditional tongkonan one with bamboo roof covered by plants and a modern one with corrugated metal sheet roof not allowing plant installation, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

  • Toraja houses, an old traditional tongkonan one with bamboo roof covered by plants and a modern one with corrugated metal sheet roof not allowing plant installation, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

    Toraja houses, an old traditional tongkonan one with bamboo roof covered by plants and a modern one with corrugated metal sheet roof not allowing plant installation, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

  • Toraja traditional tongkonan house under construction with the bamboo almost vertical roof later spontaneously covered by mosses and ferns, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

    Toraja traditional tongkonan house under construction with the bamboo almost vertical roof later spontaneously covered by mosses and ferns, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

  • Toraja house roof made of half bamboos horiontally installed as tiles allowing spontaneous colonisation by plants like mosses, ferns and orchids creating water and temperature insulation, Lemo, South Sulawesi

    Toraja house roof made of half bamboos horiontally installed as tiles allowing spontaneous colonisation by plants like mosses, ferns and orchids creating water and temperature insulation, Lemo, South Sulawesi

  • Toraja house roof made of half bamboos horiontally installed as tiles allowing spontaneous installation of mosses, ferns like this Vittaria ensiformis creating water and temperature insulation, Lemo, South Sulawesi

    Toraja house roof made of half bamboos horiontally installed as tiles allowing spontaneous installation of mosses, ferns like this Vittaria ensiformis creating water and temperature insulation, Lemo, South Sulawesi

  • Toraja tongkonan  house roof made of horiontally installed bamboo sticks allowing spontaneous installation of mosses and ferns like Pyrrosia longifolia and Drynaria sparsisora as well as some Ficus, Makale, South Sulawesi

    Toraja tongkonan house roof made of horiontally installed bamboo sticks allowing spontaneous installation of mosses and ferns like Pyrrosia longifolia and Drynaria sparsisora as well as some Ficus, Makale, South Sulawesi

  • Toraja house roof covered by mosses and ferns, long hanging Davallia denticulata, Lemo, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

    Toraja house roof covered by mosses and ferns, long hanging Davallia denticulata, Lemo, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

  • Toraja house tongkonan traditional bamboo roof covered by mosses, erect orchids and ferns, mostly Pyrrosia lanceolata , Lemo, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

    Toraja house tongkonan traditional bamboo roof covered by mosses, erect orchids and ferns, mostly Pyrrosia lanceolata , Lemo, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

  • Toraja tongkonan house roof covered by mosses and ferns, especially Davallia denticulata, Pyrrosia lanceolata and Drynaria sparsisora with erect foliage fronds, Lemo, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

    Toraja tongkonan house roof covered by mosses and ferns, especially Davallia denticulata, Pyrrosia lanceolata and Drynaria sparsisora with erect foliage fronds, Lemo, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi

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