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Tips when using BACSAC® for aroids & your plants

BACSAC® pots are porous and breathable and good for aroids. The material prevents rot and allows the roots to breathe by draining off excess water through the porous textile. In fact, plants grown in BACSAC®’s fabric pots have stronger root development and a denser structure. When the roots reach the fabric wall, the contact with air through the porous material stops them from elongating further and the plant develops new roots instead. Below are some tips on growing and watering your aroids in BACSAC® pots.

  1. Fill directly with soil, paying attention to stretch the fabric before planting. You do not need any drainage material at the bottom.

2. Use well-draining soil for your aroids like you always do so that the water can trickle through. Water through so that the bottom of the pot is wet and the excess water flows out. BACSAC® pots are permeable and allows water to flow out very easily to over root rot.

3. Wait to see if water flows out of bag after your first pour of water. Wait for the water to soak into the soil and bag before watering again to avoid overwatering.

4. Watering schedule can be lengthened as the geotextile felt layer protects and contains the roots, limits evaporation and distributes water. This is especially beneficial for plants like Anthuriums that may need to retain more moisture. This could be different for plants in your environment so always remember to check soil for moisture before watering.

5. If you need to repot another plant, just give the BACSAC® pot a good wash and you are good to go. BACSAC® pots are durable and sustainable, and can last a good 7 to 10 years.


BACSAC® is a French brand that designs flexible planters, garden accessories, and everyday objects to bring you closer to nature. BACSAC®offers lightweight, breathable and user-friendly plant pots. Their pots allow easy moving of your plants anywhere from inside the house, outdoors in the garden, the balcony or your living space. BACSAC® is a new generation of plant pots for modern living with double-walled geotextile fabric, that maintains the equilibrium between air, soil, and water, replicating outdoor cultivation as closely as possible.

 To tackle a lack of access to fertile soil, contaminated ground, and weight and space constraints, BACSAC® was created: a cultivable plot of land amid the concrete jungle. Their ambition is to offer a relevant, convenient, and sustainable solution that addresses multiple issues, reintroducing nature into the city and adapting it to any scale: from the smallest balcony to the grandest landscaping projects.

This is definitely what all of us in Singapore can appreciate and identify with.

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3D Planters

Have you seen some of these environment friendly 3D planters in any plant shop recently? The 3D Planters available in our online shop are not just eco-friendly, they are also beautifully made and well-crafted with a fine wood-textured finish.  Made of a bio-degradable material known as PLA WOOD, you will be surprised at how it feels and smells like real wood. Here, we try and answer some queries that you may have on this new planter that has taken the world by storm. Here are some facts we thought will be useful. Read on.

Is it safe for your plants?

Polylactic Acid (PLA) is definitely safe since it is made from components derived from plants. It is biodegradable and is also often used in food handling and medical implants that biodegrade within the body over time.

Can I grow my plant straight from the planter?

You can grow your plants directly from the planter as our 3D Planters comes with a drainage hole and the planter does not absorb the water when you water the plants. It will work just like your daily plastic pots but the 3D ones are definitely more sustainable, durable and alot better looking. They definitely treat our environment alot kinder. You can also used them as cache planters if you prefer not to repot your plants.

(left pict) Cute Pilea peperomioides in one of our beautiful 3D planters.

How is PLA eco-friendly?

Compared with ABS, which is a more traditional plastic derived from petroleum oil, PLA is compostable because it is made from natural components like wood and polymer derived from plants such as corn, wheat or beet, rich in natural sugar.

Traditional plastics are not biodegradable; they will be around long after we are gone and often pollute our environment when they end up as litter. Efforts to disintegrate it will hurt our environment and pollute our air.

How are 3D planters created?

Before printing the planters, designers first visualise and use 3D design or modelling software to create the original design. When the design is created, Modern 3D printers are then used to create strong and durable planters, fusing together layers of wood and bio-PLA (Poly Lactic Acid).

PLA is poly lactic acid, a polymer derived from plants such as corn, wheat or beet, rich in natural sugar. It is a strong and durable material with an extraordinary aesthetic effect. PLA WOOD has the same properties as PLA but also contains pine wood fibres. The feeling to the touch and the smell are awesome!

Do they really look like wood planters?

Seeing is believing. Check out this video below of our 3D planters. You can see for yourself the quality and the complexity of the design. Only a good 3D printer and the skill of the designer can realise the complexity of a design and produce it into an aesthetically beautiful, well-crafted planter.