A. Most of our customers choose from our ready designed planters:
- If you prefer a creative non-uniform layout on your wall, our themed Japanese Planters will provide flexibility in design and positioning. They are smaller in size than our French Planters.
- If you prefer a uniform layout with a few planters forming a larger green wall, our French Edelwhite Planters provide a flowing leaf pattern on the frames, to create a seamless aesthetic effect. They are larger in size than our Japanese Planters.
To customize your planters (colour, plant/herb variety), our Japanese Planters offer a wide range of options:
A. 'Fresh' series frames carry 3 plants and are circular in shape. 'Lush' series frames carry 5 plants and have a square shape.
Q. How about the Petite Cube?
A. The Petite Cube carries 1 plant, and is ideal for tight spaces (eg. office desk with little spare space). It comes with a magnet (optional to attach to the cube), which makes it easy to place on the fridge or whiteboard. However, unlike the 'Fresh' and 'Lush' frames, the Petite Cube does not have a Pafcal Base to surround its Pafcal Brick. The Pafcal Base acts as an added layer to provide a more consistent level of moisture to the plant, for a longer time. Hence if you prefer herbs, it would be advisable to choose the 'Fresh' or 'Lush' frames instead, as herbs are more sensitive to moisture levels.
Q. I would like to plant my own seeds in the Midorie frames. Can I purchase the frames without plants in them?
A. Yes most definitely! In order to simplify the product options, we have placed these sets on the "International Shipping" page.
Q. Are the Indoor Plants suitable for Home Living Areas and Toilets?
Yes, our indoor plants are able to live in typical indoor settings with artificial lighting (like from fluorescent lights). An example of such a plant is the Chlorophytum Comosum (Spider Plant). It is even ranked by NASA Space agency as among the top 3 types of indoor plants that removes common indoor air toxins and impurities.
Q. What are herbs?
A. Herbs generally refer to plants which are used for flavouring as one of the main purposes. They don't grow to a very tall height and tend to have a bushy appearance as a result of regular harvesting. The edible parts of a herb plant are typically their leaves, but other parts of the herb plant (eg. seeds and roots) can be made into spices too. Herbs differ from vegetables in that they are used mainly for flavouring in small amounts. Having a portion of herbs similar in amount to a vegetable dish would probably result in a sensory flavour overload.
A. Yes, they are very flavourful and a fun topping for your favourite foods like pizza, spaghetti, Thai basil chicken, etc. Just give them a rinse, before consuming them. You could even pluck a basil leaf to munch on to awake your senses. It's amazing how much flavour comes out from these little leaves. In fact, we recommend for you to harvest the herb leaves regularly, by trimming the stems, and leaving a pair of large leaves remaining for each stalk. This encourages the herb to grow bushier (thicker and horizontally), rather than just straight up. The herbs pack more flavour when used with the Nutrient Solution, and placed near the window, where it gets a good dose of sunlight.
Q. I've just gotten my Midorie Set! Yay! How should I get started?
A. If you've gotten the sets which have adult herbs/plants, simply place them at your preferred spot, and use the watering bottle to top up the water till the indicator level (transparent window at side of frame). Re-top up the water approximately once every week. You can touch the Pafcal to feel if it's still moist. If moist, it is alright to wait a few more days before watering again, if you'd prefer to.
For Seed (DIY) and Basic sets:
Step 1: Place Pafcal Bricks onto water for 1-2 minutes. At the same time, lay your Midorie frame horizontally on the table and add water till around the halfway mark of the Pafcal Base. This will help the dry Pafcal Base to absorb the water quicker, as compared to it standing vertically up.
Step 2: When the Pafcal Brick has turned a darker shade (with a slight increase in size), gently slide the seeds into the Pafcal Brick's slot (about 1-2mm) with your fingers, or any thin object. Be careful not to let the seeds drop all the way into the slot, as it will delay the germination time. If this happens, simply use a thin object to remove the seed and retry again.
Step 3: Your Pafcal Base would be nicely moistened up by this time. Empty any excess water from your Midorie Frame. Slot the Pafcal Bricks into the Pafcal Base and place your set at your preferred spot. Add water back into the frame with the watering bottle, and enjoy watching your seeds germinate over the next 1-2 weeks!