How does Marly work?

Most people water their plants from the top, though plants actually absorb water from the bottom up.

Marly Pots are complete with active water reservoirs that sit at the bottom of the pot, to be drawn from as needed through a process called capillary action. 

Once the water has been absorbed and is able to reach the plant's leaves, the water can then be used for photosynthesis and other essential plant processes.

By allowing the plant to absorb the amount of water it needs, when it needs it — we are eliminating the potential for over/under-watering that usually occurs while growing.

What is the planter made of?

Marly is made from a combination of virgin and recycled HDPE (High Density Poly Ethylene).

Our pots are highly durable and can easily be recycled in a variety of applications.

The root basket inside the pot is made from sustainably sourced recycled aluminum.

Is my Marly Pot sustainable?

It sure is!

Plastic pots traditionally take thousands of years to disintegrate. The chemicals in these plastics are well-documented and have numerous toxic effects on human and plant life alike.

The gradual accumulation of these chemicals in our environments can be hazardous, and the presence of micro-plastics in almost every living being and corner of the earth risks compounding the issue. 

Because of this, we’re putting environmental conscious materials and practices at the forefront of our manufacturing efforts.

Do plants come with my Marly purchase?

Not yet! However, after you order your Marly, we will connect you with local nurseries to help fill your pot, no matter where you are.

What should I plant in my Marly?

Marly is an excellent planter for the majority of plants and you can't go wrong with most choices.

This includes bigger, leafy plants, smaller, compact plants, and even trees.

We called on the advice of Brooke Morrow, a botany technician and plant expert, to shed some more light on the best options for Marly planters.

Check out the full rundown here.

Is my Marly Pot safe to grow food in?

Yes! In addition to indoor and outdoor plants, Marly is perfectly safe to grow fruits, veggies, and flowers in.

We put together a guide around the best produce to grow at home. Check it out here!

Where can I put my Marly Pot?

Keep your Marly wherever is most convenient for you. Our watering system is designed to sustain healthy plant growth indoors and outdoors. Just make sure you place your planter within conditions that are most suitable to whatever you choose to grow.

Each Marly comes with a detailed care card that includes information on your planter and the best conditions for optimal growth.

What are the advantages of stackable planters?

Providing the tools for gardeners of every level to build beautiful gardens, however small their space, is kind of our thing here at Marly.

Our stackable planters are thoughtfully designed to look amazing, whilst benefitting your plants and your surroundings.

The Marly Planter's ability to stack means it saves space and allows you to build lush, healthy gardens, indoors and out, wherever you grow.

We dive deeper into the benefits of stackable planters over on the Marly Journal

What is Marly's approach to eco-friendly living?

At Marly, we are on a mission to create greener, happier and healthier environments.

In a world increasingly reliant on a collective move towards sustainability, each and every step counts. 

By providing the tools, information, and inspiration to grow, we are striving to help individuals, organizations, and entire communities meet and surpass their environmental goals.

Read our permaculture manifesto for more information on the specific ways in which we are making our mark in the following areas:

  • Water Conservation
  • Long-Term Sustainability
  • Urban Agriculture and Food Security
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Educating Future Generations

We hope you join us on our journey!