How Plantable Paper Works

How Plantable Paper Works
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Seed Paper That Grows!

This premium seed paper is a tree-free and eco-friendly paper product.

Plantable paper is a biodegradable eco-paper that is made with post-consumer materials (no trees harmed for this paper!) and embedded with non-GMO seeds. When the paper is planted in soil, the seeds grow and the paper composts away. All that is left behind is flowers or herbs and no waste.

Here is some information about plantable paper to get you started:

How To Plant Plantable Paper


~a pot for planting (or a sunny outdoor spot)

~some good potting soil

~plantable paper


~a sunny corner

STEP 1 - PREPARE YOUR POT Fill your pot 2/3 full with good potting soil. Tamp down the soil and add more if necessary. You want the pot to be firmly full, but not packed. The paper can be planted indoors or outside, so you get to choose according to the temperature and conditions at the time of planting (we don't recommend planting outside if it's blizzarding or desert-hot!).

STEP 2 - PLANT THE PAPER Take your plantable paper and tear it into small pieces, about 1 inch. Cover the soil in the prepared pot with the paper. It's okay if the paper overlaps. Spread a 1/2 inch layer of soil over the plantable paper pieces and tamp down gently.

STEP 3 - WATER DURING GERMINATION After planting the paper in your pot, give it a good soak. You want the paper and the soil to be nicely damp but not swimming in water. During the first 10 days, keep the paper moist at all times. The water is necessary for germination.

STEP 4 - CARE AFTER GERMINATION On sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Once sturdy plants appear, water as needed.

Flowers In Plantable Paper

Our plantable paper is embedded with wildflower seeds. When you plant our paper in a pot of soil, the paper will grow into colorful wildflowers. We have many products made with a wildflower seed plantable paper which contains the following flowers:

Bird's Eye ~ Clarkia ~ Black Eyed Susan ~ Sweet Alyssum ~ English Daisy ~ Catchfly ~ Snap Dragon