Not all plants are green in the same way. But you can rest assured that the growers of the colourful Kalanchoë fully meet the strictest standards set by the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI).
This international platform ensures the cultivation and breeding of the Kalanchoë is exclusively done in line with the FSI standards. This doesn’t just make the Kalanchoë a very cheerful addition to both your home and garden, but means it’s definitely good for the planet too.
The plants grow under optimal conditions, with minimal input from heat, electricity and water with nutrients.
Kalanchoë growers also make optimal use of the CO2 released by the industry. This subsequently provides a fantastic contribution to reducing the climate problem.
The water systems used by the companies are completely closed. Any water – including the added nutrients - remaining after a watering session (drain water) is filtered and passed through a disinfection installation, after which it’s suitable for reuse.
Kalanchoës are strong plants and are not particularly susceptible to pests and diseases when they are cared for correctly. Where necessary, these are mainly combated with agents which will have the lowest possible environmental impact, or they’ll be biologically controlled with enemies and agents of a natural origin.
Kalanchoë growers and their suppliers have been working hard at reducing the use of peat in potting soils for years, and to partly replace this with sustainable alternatives, such as wood chips, coconut fibre and coconut chips. An additional advantage of these latter products is that the Kalanchoë growers also contribute to the sustainability of coconut plantations in India and Sri Lanka, to name but a few.