We’re excited to share our latest initiative in thinking and acting more sustainably and make a positive impact on the environment.
Our business cards have been made by Seed Paper Australia using recycled paper pulp embedded with plant seeds.
They are 100% biodegradable and they also give you the chance to plant them and watch them grow!
What seeds are embedded?
Our cards contain Swan River Daisies aka Brachycome iberidifolia.
This is an annual plant native to Western Australia but they can grow throughout most regions of Australia.
A branching low-lying plant, these daisies grow to around 30cm and are often used as a pot or rockery species. The flowers come in a variety of colours. They can tolerate a wide range of soils including sandy, saline or clay soils but should be protected from severe frosts.
Seeds germinate quickly (approx 7 days) under ideal (warm) conditions.
How do you plant them?
- Choose an appropriate spot to plant your seeded paper.
- Plant the paper (a single layer is best) under 3-5mm of quality soil.
- Water thoroughly.
- Ensure the seeded paper is kept moist throughout the germination period.
- Keep protected from extreme weather if outside.
Do the seeds in the card have a shelf life?
The seeds shelf life will depend on how the card is stored. Similar to live seeds, our cards should be stored in a cool, dry and dark place to maximise longevity. In this way, its shelf life can be up to 18 months.
So next time you see us at an event or meeting, don’t forget to grab one of our seeded paper business cards and, once you have noted down our contact details, simply plant it and wait for some beautiful daisies to brighten up your day!
We would recommend digitally recording our details an then planting your card prior to heading overseas, and some states in Australia, as there may be customs and quarantine restrictions.