WHAT IS FLORAL SOIL?
Floral Soil is a natural foam composite made from coconut husks, plant extracts and other renewable materials to enhance performance.
WHERE IS FLORAL SOIL MADE?
Floral Soil is made locally by Floral Soil. Being a responsible manufacturer is part of our core mission. It begins source; raw materials are harvested locally or sourced from businesses located in the Pacific Northwest.
HOW DOES FLORAL SOIL COMPARE TO TRADITIONAL FLOWER FOAMS?
The question isn't so much how we are the same, it's how we are different. Traditional chemical flower foams and Floral Soil were both designed to provide structural support and access to water. That is pretty much it. Floral Soil is made of 100% biobased material, is synthetic chemical free, naturally biodegrades and composts into organic soil nutrients. Every effort is made to support re-use for cut flowers, seeds or cuttings. Essentially, our goal is to make it better in the end than in the beginning. We did not design for landfill, we designed for the next life.
HOW LONG DOES FLORAL SOIL LAST?
Floral Soil is guaranteed stable one year from the time of purchase under recommended conditions. Once the brick has been hydrated, stability will vary. One to two uses beyond the initial arrangement is typical. Expect less if commercial flower foods are added. Sugars and other additives change the product chemistry.
WHERE CAN I BUY FLORAL SOIL?
Floral Soil is currently sold and marketed exclusively by Floral Soil.
I'M INTERESTED IN USING FLORAL SOIL FOR VIDEO's AND CLASSES TEACHING FLORAL TECHNIQUES?
Floral Soil is currently filming best practice videos to be released early 2017. We are not currently pursuing relationships that may conflict with existing scheduling and partnerships.
HOW LONG DO FLOWERS LAST IN FLORAL SOIL?
This question is a bit tricky. Our minimal goal is to achieve the same life span as traditional foams. Our research indicates this varies dramatically because flowers come from everywhere. To get the maximum life span from any arrangement, flowers from the field to the florist or retail supplier must be properly managed. Typically an arrangement lasts 4-7 days. We have seen them last up to 3 wks. Naturally, certain flower varieties will last longer than others. Starting with the highest possible flower hygiene and hydration is critical.
CAN I USE COMMERCIAL FLOWER FOODS WITH FLORAL SOIL?
Yes, several professional florists are already using commercial flower foods with our product. When re-using for seeds or cuttings, we don't recommend using anything edible.
Demand for Floral Soil is the highest outside of the US. We are increasing production to be able to support the international market. Our current priority markets are the UK, Australia and Canada.
Please send us your details if interested. We will keep you in the loop on progress and official launch date.
WHAT SHAPES ARE AVAILABLE?
Floral Soil is currently integrating new molds into production. The first release will be half bricks (4x4x3) followed by full bricks (9x4x3) since they are the highest demand. The Floral Soil craftline is currently exclusive to educational events and DIY kits.