Plant people LOVE plants and nature. Plant people have a thirst for knowledge. They wear many hats – they are creative, qualified, problem solvers, tolerant and most importantly, despite all the challenges of running a business, they enjoy the many health benefits and solving the complexities that plants bring!
Emily Goldsmith, the founder and Co-Director of uBloomd Pty Ltd, is one of our plant people who takes pride in creating innovative solutions for indoor plants. Their flagship product is the very first green sticky trap designed specifically for indoor plants, effectively tackling indoor plant pests.
Knowing how busy interior plantscapers are when it comes to maintenance schedules, I approached Emily to ask her some important questions.
Question 1: If Interior Plantscapers use your products in public areas, what would stop children from picking them out of the pots?
- uBloomd Green Sticky Traps are designed to blend into plant foliage, making them less noticeable to curious children. Even if they are detected, the traps are non-toxic to humans and family pets, ensuring no harm if they are touched.
Plus the wooden support sticks, which come with our traps, are designed to break down over time. After just two watering’s, the sticks soften and are not a hazard to eyes or mouths.
However, the primary safeguard for children should always be adult supervision. In public spaces, someone should be present to ensure the safety of children around the plants. Our traps have been tested extensively with children, and experiences from our customers have shown that once children are exposed to the traps and become familiar with their presence in plants, they tend to lose interest in them.
Nonetheless, it’s recommended to introduce the traps first in workspaces and interior landscape designs where adult supervision is more guaranteed to create familiarity and ensure safety.
Questions 2: Can you explain how to use your products swiftly, especially for interior plantscapers, as we have more than one plant to maintain in large areas in as short period of time?
- Certainly! Setting up our traps is incredibly quick and simple, which makes them ideal for interior plantscapers working with numerous plants in large areas within a limited timeframe.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to swift setup:
- Peel: Start by peeling off the backing paper from one side of the Green Sticky Trap. Our traps have an easy-peel tab, which makes this step a breeze.
- Press: Gently press the exposed sticky side of the trap onto a wooden support stick, ensuring it adheres securely. Once attached, unpeel the opposite side of the trap.
- Place: Once the trap is ready, place it in the pot with the indoor plant. Push the wooden support stick low into the soil, ensuring the trap stays upright.
This entire process takes no more than 5 seconds per trap. The easy-peel tab on our traps makes removing the backing paper from both sides incredibly straightforward. In fact, it’s so easy than even kids, grandparents, and individuals with limited dexterity can set then up within seconds.
With this simplicity, interior plantscapers can efficiently place traps in multiple pots, allowing them to cover a significant number of plants in a short period, ensuring all plants receive effective pest protection.
Questions 3: How many sticky traps do you need in each pot? (Especially large pots)
- The number of traps needed in each pot, especially in large pots, depends on both the pot’s size and the extent of the gnat infestation. Here’s a general guideline:
- Small post (less than 20 centimetres): One trap is generally sufficient to effectively control gnats.
- Medium post (20 to 40 centimetres): Two traps are recommended to cover the larger surface area effectively.
- Large pots (40 to 60 centimetres): It’s advisable to use three traps to ensure comprehensive coverage.
For even larger pots, you may want to use more traps accordingly. As out traps are compact and round with a diameter of approximately 5 centimetres, they are ideal for smaller pots.
However, we are planning to launch larger traps in the coming months to cater to larger pot sizes.
If anyone has specific needs or requires custom-sized traps for significant planters, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We would be more than happy to assist you and create a tailored solution.