If you have failed with conventional houseplants (you put them in the wrong room)…
If you have failed with hydroponic plants (you forgot to top up the water)…
If you have failed with air plants (you basically forgot they were there!)…
…Then, I have a solution: submerged plants, the hot new trend for 2021!
Lee and Jeong run Slow Pharmacy, a plant studio in Seoul, South Korea. The whole ethos of the company is to promote the benefits of slowing down, and they specialise in exclusive planty objects.
Inspired by the traditional herbarium methods, the Slow Pharmacy team have taken it a step further. Plants and flowers are dried, then immersed into a special oil solution, and made airtight. The type of oil mix is a closely-guarded secret, just like the Coca-Cola recipe!
The bottled plants are a modern and innovative way to experience nature in your home, and many will see them as less problematic than real houseplants! Furthermore, they are safer for pets and children, and don’t make any mess.
The bottles are magnified, so you can see all the minute details on each plant. The mindfulness of admiring your plant specimens will take you to another plane. Plants are fantastic for moral and mental health, and will bring serenity into your home. Place your plant bottle anywhere in the home, you won’t need to worry about them getting enough light!
Liquid Terrariums are a unique gift, and everything about them is sustainable, thanks to glass bottles and aluminium caps. It’s the botanical gift that won’t set the recipient into a tailspin of ‘how do I care for this?’ too. A much kinder gift all round, I’d say.
So, if you’ve tried houseplants, but decided they aren’t for you, then why not give Liquid Terrariums a try? No roots, no watering, no potting, no soil, no fertiliser, and no pet concerns!
Need more convincing? Watch my video below, where i show you the plants up close!
Michael has been involved with gardening and plants since he was just five years old. He is a self-professed Plant Geek, and was listed in the Sunday Times top 20 most influential people in the gardening world, thanks to his plant hunter role at Thompson & Morgan.
Michael was responsible for new plant introductions such as the Egg and Chips plant and the FuchsiaBerry and keeps busy travelling the world in search of new plants as well as lecturing worldwide, including stints in Japan. He is very active on social media – so why not give him a follow at @mr_plantgeek or Facebook. You can also listen to The Plant Based Podcast with Michael and co-host Ellen-Mary on iTunes, Spotify and Google.