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Partnership brings indoor plants to consumers across Canada


September 8, 2020
By Vegaste Technologies

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Vegaste Technologies has announced a partnership with Geoponics Inc. to distribute fresh indoor plants throughout Canada using its plant-based e-commerce platform PlantX.

The partnership allows PlantX to expand its category verticals by offering a wide variety of fresh indoor plants for sale on PlantX.com/plants-shop/, all sourced from Geoponics grow houses.

PlantX runs on the belief that fresh indoor plants are a vital part of a plant-based lifestyle. Aside from natural home décor, plants can offer air purification and may contribute to lowering carbon footprints. Geoponics brings fresh, handpicked and quality-checked plants to its customers and offers ready-to-grow plants with natural lava rock potting mix. The porous mineral rock is said to allow for air and water circulation throughout the roots of the plant offering a quality product.

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Ontario-based Geoponics promotes eco-giving—using plants as alternative gifts for any occasion or event—with the intention of creating a more sustainable world. Each plant is grown and nurtured for 2-3 months by Geoponics’ plant experts, hand-picked, meticulously inspected and once through quality control are bagged, wrapped and carefully packaged. Every order includes care manuals and growth requirements specific to each plant to keep them healthy and thriving.

“We believe it is very important to offer indoor plants as a plant-based company,” said Julia Frank, PlantX CEO. “PlantX wants to cover all facets of the plant-based lifestyle and Geoponics is helping us do just that.”

“Working with PlantX is allowing us to spread greenery through homes across Canada,” said Ibrahim Shafi, Geoponics Inc. Regional Sales Specialist. “Plants make people happy!”

Conceived in October 2019, Vegaste plans to offer more than 10,000 plant-based products by the end of September 2020 to its customers in North America. In addition to offering meal and indoor plant deliveries, Vegaste currently has plans underway to expand its product lines to include cosmetics, vitamins, clothing, and its own water brand — but the business is not limited to an e-commerce platform. Vegaste uses its digital platform to build a community of like-minded consumers and provide education. Its enterprise is being built and fortified on partnerships with top nutritionists, chefs, and brands, seeking to eliminate the barriers to entry for anyone interested in living a plant-based lifestyle, and thriving in a longer, healthier, and happier life.

Vegaste offers a wide array of pre-made meals curated by Executive Chefs and nutritionists. For those looking to learn how to cook their own plant-based meals, Vegaste offers regularly updated weekly recipes. The site educates consumers on the benefits of a plant-based diet with a specialized blog, connects like-minded individuals with its forum, and provides resources for the best plant-based restaurants, pop-up retailers and products across Canada and the USA.