More and more people are consciously busy with nature and the impact that their choice has on the climate. Fewer and fewer people are buying packaging with disposable plastic and governments are also increasingly banning on polluting packaging and products. So we are slowly going in the right direction according to environmental activists. But change starts with yourself. So how can you, as a plant lover, contribute to a better world? We are happy to explain how you can take care of your plants in an environmentally friendly and organic way.
Is rainwater better for houseplants?
House plants are often not such a fan of tap water, because there is too much lime and too much fluoride. For people our tap water is easy to drink, but unfortunately tropical plants are often too sensitive to this. Collect rainwater and this Your house plants Giving is therefore a good alternative. Rainwater contains many minerals and most growers catch this to use when watering their plants. House plants grow much better!
In particular Jewel orchids are very sensitive to the type of water you give them. Therefore, only give rain or osmosis water to these beautiful plants.
Biological supplies For houseplants
More and more garden centers and plant stores are selling organic products for your house plants. So we offer Organic pesticides and Organic plant food at. Organic products are made or renovated without chemical pesticides, fertilizers or organisms, which are genetically modified.
When making products that are organic, fewer nitrogen oxides are released. Nitrogen oxides are harmful to the environment. Currently there are many scientists in the Netherlands who want to see a solution for this as soon as possible, because nature is deteriorating a lot due to the nitrogen crisis.
Reuse of plant pots and potting soil
Many people throw away the plastic pots of plants, but you can easily reuse them. You just have to disinfect them and clean them. You can then use the plastic pots again. Moreover, it is better not to leg a houseplant directly in the decorative pot, but better put the decorative pot around the plastic pot. So it is actually intended as a Ompot. In this way you protect the plant against root rot and there is a better drainage.
Old potting soil of your houseplant is also extremely suitable for your garden. So don't just throw this away!
Use less peat in potting soil
Peat has a very good characteristic for plants: it retains good water and nutrients and often has a good pH value for house plants. Garden surfing is a fossil raw material. When winning this in the peat, a lot of carbon dioxide is released. Moreover, it is bad for biodiversity.
Peat remains indispensable in the nursery, but we mix it as much as possible with coconut fibers. This is a lot less harmful to the environment, and it shares a large part of the properties of peat, but is somewhat coarser and lighter in structure.
Is Plantique Environmentally conscious?
In addition to having consciously chosen to use biological pesticides for our greenhouses, we also think of our personal impact. Our employees live from the company within 20 km and we come to work as much as possible. Moreover, the owner of Plantique is Vegan. And you know what? The recipes that he shares with us catch on with the staff! Some have also started eating less meat. In this way we all contribute to a better future and a better climate.