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.