Plantacards are made from 100% recycled paper, produced from only waste paper & seeds (no trees harmed in making this paper!) and printed with environmentally friendly inks. And our envelopes are 100% recycled too.
The shelf life of the seeds depends on the type of seed, eg Bottlebrush and many other Australian natives will last up to 5 or 7 years, whilst most herbs and veggies would last for a couple of years. Not all of the seeds in a Plantacard will remain viable for the same length of time.. they don’t all suddenly lose viability at 4 years 364 days! There will be a gradual tailing off, the longer the Plantacard is kept, the fewer seeds will remain viable. Much the same as buying a packet of seeds in a shop, they have a ‘sow by’ date.
For best germination results, your Plantacard should be planted within 2 years. It will still grow beyond that, but the germination rates will decline after that period. Store in a cool, dry place, to preserve the germination rates as long as possible.
All orders are dispatched within 24 hours of receiving your order during business hours 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
We use Australia Post and strive to have your order shipped as quickly as possible, generally arriving to you within 5 business days or opt for Express Shipping to receive earlier. You will receive a confirmation email once your order is shipped.
Because our products contain seeds, we do not accept returns. In the event of receiving incorrect, damaged or faulty goods, please contact Plantacard at email@example.com within 7 days of receipt. We will arrange for the goods to be returned at our cost and a new replacement order be dispatched. We do not accept refunds, exchanges or credits under change of mind.
Our recommendation is to saturate your card in water until the seeds sprout, then transfer it into a pot under a thin layer of soil. Continue to water daily until a sturdy plant appears.
STEP 1 Soak your Plantacard in water overnight
STEP 2 Plant in a pot (or the ground) open and flat under a thin layer of soil
STEP 3 Place in an area that receives partial to full sunlight
STEP 4 Generously water daily.
STEP 5 Watch as this magical paper grows!
These steps are included on the back of every Plantacard.
Growing Plantacards are much the same as growing a packet of seeds bought in a shop. It requires the right weather and soil conditions, patience and care! In addition to the information provided on our website, we recommend doing your own research to find out what the best planting conditions are for your climate and the seeds that are infused in your Plantacard.
Basil (Ocimum baslicum) is a fresh looking annual herb with light green and fragrant oval leaves and whorls of white flowers at the end of its stems. It grows from a single stalk yet has many branches. It is an important culinary herb providing a warm and spicy flavour to salads or in pesto. It is particularly good with sliced tomatoes and is a great accompaniment to garlic.
It prefers full sun to part shade and will grow 30 – 60cm tall. Pinching out the centres will stop flowers forming and encourage growth.
Goes well in a pot on the windowsill where it will deter flies.
Forget-me-not (Myosotis alpestris) is a dainty perennial that makes bright lavender blue flowers.
This fairly low growing plant grows to about 30cm tall and gets covered in pretty flowers with deep blue petals and a contrasting yellow, red or white centre. They bloom from late spring into summer and prefer semi-shaded areas.
Will grow in most soils and conditions but prefers friable loams with plenty of added organic matter. Keep up the water in hot conditions and a lightly water when in flower will prolong blooming.
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is a fast growing annual with succulent and crisp leaves which is the basis of just about any salad.
Preferring full sun (although partial shade is beneficial in hot weather), it will go to seed easily and can be grown in pots if you do not have a veggie patch - they'll grow anywhere, even a balcony of an apartment!
Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a hardy, low growing herb with small, dark green, oval leaves on thin brittle stalks.
The small, pinky white flowers appear in summer but the plant is most appreciated for its pungent oils borne in the leaves. It makes an attractive rockery or border plant and the leaves can be used fresh or dried in sprigs.
Grows to about 30cm. Once established, the plants spread by underground stems and can provide excellent ground cover.
Prefers reasonably fertile and well drained soils in a sunny location. Trim after flowering to keep tidy unless you have not kept up a regular harvesting for culinary purposes.
Swan River Daisy (Brachycome iberidifolia) is a lovely low growing annual bedding plant with soft feathery deeply divided foliage and small fragrant daisy like flower heads.
Indigenous to Western and central Australia and prefers light to medium soils in an open, sunny position but will tolerate shade. It is a very hardy, annual plant that is drought and frost resistant. It will grow in most regions of Australia and grows to a height of 20-40cm tall with a spread of 30cm. They should be planted in full sun but they will tolerate shade and, if sown directly under trees, will form a natural carpet.
The flowers are white, blue, purple or pink, appearing in summer, giving a vibrant display of eye-catching colour. Ideal for containers, rockeries, pots and hanging baskets.
TAS customers: Please note that there are quarantine regulations when importing seeded paper into your state. Our cards are fine to bring into Tasmania as long as you complete the required form which can be found here.
Many countries have documentation requirements for any plant matter such as seeds. As the sender, it's your responsibility to make sure your items don't break any laws or rules – both within Australia and in the destination country. We recommend visiting your local biosecurity or department of agriculture for the receiving country to understand the guidelines and restrictions.
Yes! All you need to do is apply online for access to our Wholesale Buds account.
If you are interested in launching your own Plantacard® range, get in touch via the Contact us page or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can help develop a Plantacard® range that is exclusive to you.