Frequently Asked Questions
Find the most frequently asked questions and answers. We're here to support you!
What is the best way to plant my pouches?
See our How-To video on planting Al's Flower Pouch for a step-by-step guide.
What soil should I use?
We recommend using a general potting mix, like Fafard's Veranda Mix. Select a mix with higher water retention. Typically, these types of mixes contain elements like coco coir or perlite.
What's the best way to water my pouches?
Because of their vertical design, Al's Flower Pouches require thorough watering to ensure plants at the bottom of the pouch are evenly watered. Don't simply spray the front of the pouch with your hose. Make sure you're watering from the top and wait to see the water trickle out of the bottom. Once the water drains, do one or two repeat waterings. On hot days in the middle of summer, don't be afraid to give it even more to drink!
What are the most common plants for Al's Flower Pouch?
Al's Flower Pouch works with all kinds of plants. Common plantings include impatiens, New Guinea impatiens, begonias, petunias, calibrachoa and strawberries.
Where can I display Al's Flower Pouch?
That's the beauty of Al's Flower Pouch. Unlike a hanging basket, it is extremely dynamic and can be displayed in lots of creative ways. Here are some suggestions:
Grouped on walls for a colourful backdrop
Homes and backyards
Condos and other small-space gardens
Restaurants and cafes
Weddings and event venues
Can I reuse Al's Flower Pouch?
Al's Flower Pouch is not intended for repeat use. That said, we know that some home gardeners replant their pouches up to three years in a row.
How many plants does Al's Flower Pouch hold?
We are selling retail packs of our 10-hole and 5-hole Al's Flower Pouch, as well as Vertical Garden Kits that include Al's Flower Pocket.
10-hole pouch holds 10 cuttings, plus one or two in the top
5-hole pouch holds 5 cuttings, plus one or two in the top
Al's Flower Pocket holds one 4" plant
Where can I buy planted Al's Flower Pouches?
We sell wholesale quantities of Al's Flower Pouches to growers and distributors, as well as kits and packs to garden centres and home gardeners.
Who is Al anyway?
Al's Flower Pouch was invented by Allen Monsma, the founder of A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. Allen first created the pouch in 1992, and since then it has been sold in more than 20 countries around the world.
What is your shipping and return policy?
View our shipping and return policy here.
Do you have a leaflet with pointers and tips for growing in Al's Flower Pouch?
Yes, we do! This leaflet can be accessed by clicking here.
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