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.
- 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.