• Mathias Mallentjer

Create your own mini ecosystem - with Thomas of Planttrekker

Updated: Apr 1

Now that we're all kot-bound, we may as well make the best of it. You could redo your entire interior. Or perhaps you're the kind of person who sees this as a good opportunity for a big spring cleaning. But did you know that plants also make a positive contribution to your kot? They're not just nice to look at, they also can clean the air.




Thomas, the founder of Planttrekker, explains how you can create your own little mini ecosystem in just a few steps. Better yet: you can find everything you need in your own garden or the park!


What do you need?

- a jar (washed) with a lid

- small pebbles (washed) or hydro granules

- fresh moss (rinsed)

- tweezers

- water

- potting soil

- hydro granules

- decoration (anything you want, such as tree bark, plastic figures, small twigs...)


Step 1

Place a layer of pebbles in the jar. Cover with a layer of potting soil.


Step 2

Use the tweezers to arrange the moss over the potting soil. Now you can start to decorate your ecosystem. Make it nice and cosy!


Step 3

Moisten your mini ecosystem with a few drops of water. Sprinkle the water over your structure. Close the jar with the lid.


Step 4

Place your mini ecosystem in a light space. Avoid direct sunlight.


You can follow Thomas's plant collection, tips and workshops on Instagram.


This article was written for fromyourkot.be, an online platform created in times of corona at the request of the University of Antwerp.

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