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Frequently Asked Questions


What kinds of plants can I grow?

The tevaplanter is compatible with a vast array of plant species, making it an ideal platform for a diverse range of houseplants typically found in pots. It particularly excels with plants indigenous to jungles, rainforests, or areas close to water bodies, offering a natural habitat for these species to thrive. Notable examples suitable for the tevaplanter include:

  • Orchids
  • Ferns
  • Begonias
  • Hoyas
  • Moss
  • Dischidia

These examples represent entire families, encompassing thousands of species, each with its unique characteristics and requirements. To assist with the selection and care of these plants, each tevaplanter comes with a detailed guide. We provide all information on our Guide to Green web pages as well. These guides provides extensive information on matching plant types with their care instructions, ensuring the best possible success for your green companions.

Where can I get seeds and/or plants?

Plants and seeds can be found at your local plant nursery. Although both plants and seeds can also be purchased online. For optimal growth, refer to our recommended plant list tailored for success!

You can get several types of seeds like buckwheat, sinapis, flax, watercress, chia etc. at your local health food store. Plants grown on the tevaplanter are not intended for consumption. 

Is it possible to grow herbs?

While many herbs typically require substantial growth space and deep root systems, making the tevaplanter less ideal for them, it can still support the growth of certain herbs. However, its design shines particularly with edible seeds known for sprouting:

  • Chia
  • Buckwheat
  • Sinapis (mustard)
  • Flax
  • Watercress

These can sprout and thrive on the tevaplanter for several weeks. Plants grown on the tevaplanter are meant for ornamental use and are not intended for consumption.

How do plants get their nutrients or fertilizer?

The appropriate nutrients or fertilizer can be dissolved in water and sprayed directly onto the plant roots which are visible on the exterior surface of the tevaplanter. Each tevaplanter will come with a guide that will include more information and care instructions.

Does it come with seeds or plants?

We include Chia seeds for your first grow! (US & EU Shipments Only)


Can I use normal tap water?

In most cases, yes. However, if there is an issue with the quality of the water in your area or if the water contains a lot of limestone (calcium) then we suggest filtering the water before using it with the tevaplanter. Besides filtering the water, there are other simple solutions that we have tested to get suitable water, including; collecting rainwater or A/C water or simply using distilled water.

How often do I need to add water?

The tevaplanter acts as a water bank for the plant - slowly releasing water from the interior cavity through the walls to the plant roots on the exterior surface. The rate of perspiration and evaporation is dependent on the temperature and humidity levels in the room. Our estimated range is around 5-15 days. To see when you need to add water, simply lift the lid and peek into the tevaplanter. Each tevaplanter will come with a guide that will include more information and care instructions.

Can it be used to grow indoors & outdoors?

This really depends on the type of plant. We recommend growing on your tevaplanter indoors and in a well-lit area. Despite our recommendation for indoor growing, we have also successfully grown on the tevaplanter outdoors. When growing outdoors you should take care to try and avoid strong winds and direct sunlight for long durations.

How long can a plant live for on the tevaplanter

This depends on the type of plant. Sprouting seeds (ie, chia, buckwheat, sinapis, flax, watercress) can sprout and grow on the tevaplanter for several weeks. Grass, for example, will sprout and last for months. On the other hand, some other plants like ferns, begonia, hoyas, etc… can grow for years! Each tevaplanter will come with a guide that will include more information and care instructions.


What is the material?

The material is ceramic. Ceramic is made from a composition of different types of clays and minerals. We studied the material deeply, scanning our material in labs in order to develop the material with optimal balance of porosity and hygroscopic tendencies to fit the widest range of plant types.

Will the material last?

Ceramic material is a 100% natural and inorganic material which doesn’t decompose. It can last for many years. By the way, our early prototypes from 4+ years back are still as good as new.

Do you ship worldwide?

We are happy to offer shipping worldwide.

Can I pay in several installments?

Yes. We are happy to offer SHOP PAY INSTALLMENTS which allow you to split your purchase into 4 equal installment payments.  We accept payments via Shop Pay from the following countries: the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong SAR China, Japan, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Portugal, and Romania. Rates from 0%-36% APR. Payment options through Shop Pay Installments, are subject to an eligibility check and are provided by these lending partners: Options depend on your purchase amount, and a down payment may be required. State notices to consumers