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Biodegradable Pots: All Your Questions, Answered

Biodegradable Pots: All Your Questions, Answered
Biodegradable Pots: All Your Questions, Answered

It’s been just over a year since we made the switch to 100% plastic-free packaging, and we couldn’t be happier about it! Here’s everything you need to know about our little biodegradable succulent pots and why they’re so great:

 

Why Biodegradable?

 

Because the future of our planet matters. Since making the switch, we’ve kept over 590,000 plastic pots out of landfills. That’s nearly 18,000 lbs of plastic in just ONE year. But that’s not the only reason for the switch. Biodegradable pots also provide a less stressful repotting process, resulting in healthier, happier plants!

 

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What Are They Made Of?

 

Our pots are made of organic peat moss and wood pulp. Your plants can stay in their biodegradable pots for up to a few waterings, but the pots will start to soften the more you water them, and eventually fall apart. That’s when it’s time to plant them!

 

How do I plant my biodegradable pot?

 

Normally, when you’re repotting a succulent, you have to remove the plant from its current pot. With our biodegradable pots, you can plant the entire thing! (Yep. Succulent, pot, and all!) When there’s no need to remove the plant, you don’t run the risk of breaking or disturbing your succulent bbs fresh roots. Healthy roots = happy succulents.

Now, let’s get ready to pot! Your new pot should be about 1-2 inches larger in circumference than the biodegradable pot, and it should have a drainage hole. If the pot is too deep or doesn’t have a drainage hole, your succulent could get water-logged, leading to root rot.

1. Fill the bottom of your new pot with cactus soil.

2. Place your succulent and bio-pot in the center and completely surround it with fresh cactus soil.

3. If your soil is completely dry, give the whole thing a good soak, and continue with your normal watering schedule. Keep in mind it may take a little longer for your soil to dry out now that you’ve added fresh cactus soil.

 

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And that’s it! No muss, no fuss. Just a simple step towards a brighter, greener future.