We're constantly on the lookout for ways to become more environmentally friendly and help you live greener, too. One area of the houseplant industry that often goes under the radar is the soil they're potted in, with the vast majority of indoor plants grown in peat. Unfortunately, this nutrient-rich mix of organic matter is hugely unsustainable; in nature, peat stores a third of the world's soil carbon and this is released when it's harvested to grow your new pot plant. We're don't think that's cool, which is why we've launched this range of plants grown in peat-free soil.
Although the idea of peat free potting soil is still very new, we've been able to secure a small range from our growers, who use coconut coir as the star of the show rather than peat. What we love about this peat alternative is the fact that coconut coir is harvested from the husk of a coconut, a part that would have been discarded anyway as most people are more interested in coconut milk rather than its shell. Win-win.
Pointless Plants is one of only a handful of companies across the UK offering peat-free houseplants. By buying one, you're helping us push the industry towards saying ciao to peat forever.