How many insist that you can not grow plants in your house? Are you excessive water’er? Forget about your plants and they die? Or insist you were born with a black thumb. Perhaps, you travel too much and have no one to water your plants. For those who read Green Talk loyally know I am a pretty obsessive gardener; however, I recently killed a succulent plant (a Kalanchoe) since I over watered it.
So for those of you who thinking having plants is just a lost cause, think again. Plants are beneficial to create good indoor air quality in your house. NASA created a list of the best plants to absorb formaldehyde, benzene, and/or trichloroehtylene which can be contained in household products.
So, what make Grobals so special? The Company touts their watering wunderkind for:
- Low Mainenance
- Unique Self Watering system
- Vacation Proof-no plant sitters required
- 8 pop-are colors that can mix and match
- Nutriport™ allows for easy watering and fertilizing
- Large reservoir capacity
- No slip gasket
The Company offers the planter in two different sizes. The Grobal measuring 7.125 by 7.125 by 7.125 and is priced at $24.95 . If the Grobal is too large for your plant, consider the Baby Grobal, which is 4.625 by 4.625 by 4.825. Priced at $14.95. All products can be bought online.
The planter has three components: the unit, the disk, and the Grobal food paks.
In addition, the Company sells 8 ounce Grobal Food, which is premium quality liquid fertilizer, which can be used in traditional soil application. Priced at $5.95. For those wishing a soiless application, the Company sells Grobal soil, which is an organic media made out of coconut coir fiber. Each liter disk is priced at $1.99.
Some of you might be shaking your heads thinking that this system is too easy to be true. The Company provides detail instructions on how to assemble the planter. According to the site’s FAQs, a 3 to 4 inch pot is ideal for the Grobal and you will only need to add water every three to four weeks depending on the plant. It is best to use Grobal Food when using the Grobal system.
The Company even provides a list of indoor plants, level of growing difficulties, and type of soil media that is good for the plants. In reading the list, I noticed that succulents are listed as advanced level of difficulty. Hmm. Now, I don’t feel as bad for killing my succulent. (I know. Denial. Denial. Denial for my lack of ineptness when the gardening gets tough…)
Grobals are great for teacher’s gifts, birthdays, and anniversaries. Who doesn’t want hassle free gardening plants in their homes AND better air quality? I know I do. How about you?
Tip via Inhabitat