The language used to describe our links to our past is connected with the parts of a plant that anchor and nourish it. Think of “roots” and your mind conjures up images of stability, grounding, constance, the things that make us what we are. For us, roots are an important concept. For plants, they are essential organs. Or are they?
We’ve said it before, Mummie Plants are no ordinary plants. They are 100% natural yet break many conventions of the plant world in order to be better suited to business life. When it comes to living indoors, roots can cause major inconveniences. So, Mummie Plants do without them. That’s right, they have no root system – there is nothing but trunk under the soil in their pots. Roots would serve no purpose: Mummie Plants get hydration and nourishment for life from a glycerine preservation fluid. They need no water, no plant foods, no soil. This hidden variance on ordinary plants might go unnoticed to the eye but it makes a big difference in practice and saves you many headaches.
Plants are like humans – they’ll always manage to outgrow their original living quarters. Roots cannot get enough space. In the wild, root systems can stretch for kilometres beneath our feet. So, when you buy a new plant, don’t expect it to go through life without needing a change of pot. When a plant’s roots have grown to the limit of its container’s capacity it starts to become “potbound”. A potbound plant cannot grow new roots. Its existing roots grow in endless circles, creating a complex casing that prevents the absorption of water and fertilizer, and eventually killing the plant. The alternative: regular upgrades of your planters and transplanting of your plants. Or, one-off investment in a preserved plant from Mummie Plants.
The roots of regular indoor plants are particularly vulnerable to infection. They are confined to an unnatural bed of soil which is constantly watered and cannot drain properly. Insects, bacteria, virus and fungi flourish in moist soil, harming roots in different ways that sicken the whole plant. Root rot in potted plants is a common ailment. Affected plants look wilted and lacklustre and require expert attention. Unfortunately, people’s default reaction will be to add more water. Again, by choosing a rootless specimen from the Mummie Plants range you avoid all these health issues and losses.
No Mobility Issues
No roots mean less weight. Subtract the typical weight of roots, soil and heavy planters and you end up with a lightweight plant that can be easily moved around your business as you see fit. The tallest indoor trees by Mummie Plants may look heavy but even they can be moved with ease. Under their soil-effect surface our plant bases are all trunk, locked upright by an invisible support structure. Generally, a single person is all it takes to shift your Mummie Plants and refresh the look of the room. No hired muscle need ever be required.
We like things that help simplify your life, which is why we see rootlessness as an asset. Invest in root-free Mummie Plants and you avoid the mess of repotting, your plants are spared suffering and disease, you get a nice long life out of your planters and you have the power to move trees single-handedly! Plus, as an added bonus, you will save on the unexpected costs, hassles and dents to your brand image that roots can cause. Ready to go rootless? Call us on 01 296 4540.