Description from Sprout
The Sprout pencil is the first sustainable pencil in the world that can be planted after use. The Sprout Pencil has been given this dual function by replacing the eraser, which usually sits on top of the pencil, with a special seed capsule.
The Plantable Pencil
The seed capsule, which contains high quality, untreated seeds, is water soluble, making the pencil easy to plant after use. Out of the pencil grow delicious fresh herbs, crispy vegetables or edible flowers.
The Sprout Pencil is made of natural materials: the body is cedar wood, while the “lead” is a mixture of clay and graphite, and therefore does not contain any lead
What to do
When the Sprout Pencil has become too short to write with, it is ready to be planted. Follow the simple instructions below and see your Sprout pencil sprout.
We have chosen the seeds for our pencils with great care, and they germinate quickly: i.e. within 1-3 weeks, depending on the seed variety. Most plants can be grown both indoors and outdoors.
In countries with temperate climates, it is best to plant in summer, because the plant needs a lot of sunlight every day in order to grow.