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Germination plate size L by Botanopia
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Porcelain Germination & Propagation Plate size L

It’s time to grow your indoor garden! Use this handmade porcelain germination & propagation plate in size L to transform your glassware into a growing site for your seedlings. Let’s create some new life. 

This design fully supports your adventures into the process of growing new plant life in a beautiful way. Simply place the elegant porcelain propagation cone on any glass or jar and place your pit or bulb on top. The plate will keep it comfortably hovering above the water while the roots make their way down for growth.

This Botanopia original product is made of porcelain to make it highly durable and easily reusable. Dishwasher proof, easy to clean and handmade in a small ceramics studio in the Czech Republic. We’ll send it out in a beautiful black gift box, detailed instructions for germination and propagation are included to get you started right away.

This size prop plate is perfect for regrowth of your otherwise discarded mango pits or avocado pits, showcasing your cacti or even helping your flower bulbs flourish. Order size S if you want to grow smaller seeds like acorns and almonds.

EAN: 8719326212845


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Using a propagation plate

Propagating cuttings of your favorite plants is a really fun and affordable way to fill your house with plants. All it takes is a little patience as you wait for the roots to grow. We’ve made a step-by-step video on propagating many different plants here. You can also have a look at this video (in the video tab) to see all the plants you can grow on your size L prop cone. Time to start growing a large variety of original plants and flowers at home!

Showcase your plants

After growing the roots of your seeds or plants you can repot them and free up your plate to start the growing process all over again. You can also choose to keep growing the plants in water, on your propagation set-up, allowing you to admire the greenery magic in real time. Use the prop plate to showcase your succulents and cacti for an original way to decorate your space.

Features of our prop cone

– Made of porcelain. Highly durable material that will last.

– Dishwasher proof. Easy to clean.

– Mix and match: your propagation plate fits on almost any glass or jar. A great way to upcycle your glass containers.

– Also available in size S, to grow your smaller seeds.

Additional information

Weight 7 oz
Dimensions 4,33 × 4,33 × 1,18 in


Country of Origin

Czech Republic

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13 reviews for Porcelain Germination & Propagation Plate size L

  1. Peter (verified owner)

    Works as promised

  2. P. Schließmann (verified owner)


  3. Maureen Wartena (verified owner)

    Ja ja ja eindelijk gelukt om een avocado te kweken met deze schotel en goede instructies! Ik ben een trotse avocadomama!

  4. Arwen L. (verified owner)

    Werkt goed ik gebruik het voor een mangopit

  5. Evy van Hoesel (verified owner)

    De schotel is zo simpel maar toch een uitvinding voor mij. Ik heb er nu 5, dat zegt genoeg over mijn plantenverslaving. Erg leuk en staat mooi zo in water. Ik heb het ook al 3 keer cadeau gegeven aan vriendinen en ik kreeg lovende reacties. Doosje is prachtig, en de video tutorials zijn top.

  6. Helen Harris (verified owner)

    Really great product and the instructional video really helped me understand the process! I’ll maybe add them to my holiday gift selection

  7. Sina F. (verified owner)

    Habe mir direkt drei bestellt, da die Versandkosten etwas hoch sind. Es hat sich vollkommen gelohnt. Meine erste Avocado sitzt schon im Wasser und einen kleinen Walnussbaum habe ich auch. Schönes Produkt!

  8. Ella C. (verified owner)

    Ik ben net begonnen, dus nog niet lang in gebruik, maar tot nu toe gaat het fantastich. Ik heb de instructies uit het boekje gevolgd voor een avocado. Ik heb nu al wortels en een klein steeltje, straks bladeren hoop ik! Blij mee

  9. Bettina Wulf (verified owner)

    Meine Tochter versucht seit ein paar Wochen eine Avocado zu züchten und es klappt einfach nicht. Hoffentlich wird es mit der Keimplatte nun was. Der Versand war sehr schnell und die Verpackung ist auch schön.

  10. Jasmine (verified owner)

    A daughter has been trying to grow an avocado for a few weeks and it just doesn’t work. Hopefully the germination plate will work now. The shipping was very fast and the packaging is also nice.

  11. Zoe Wilson (verified owner)

    I can’t believe I will actually have a small mango tree! Thank you Botanopia!!!!

  12. Alicia V (verified owner)

    très fière de mes petits litchis qui poussent, j’ai pris 2 coupelles, c’est très beau, instructions claires et détaillées

  13. Maxence (verified owner)

    belle qualité de la porcelaine, très fin.

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Germination Plates

It depends on the type of plants you want to grow on your germination plate.

Size S: acorns, chestnuts, walnuts, beans, small bulbs like snowdrop and muscari, crocus, small cactus or succulent plants, cuttings such as spider plant or pilea.

Size L: avocado pits, larger succulents and cactus, larger flower bulbs such as tulips, paperwhites, narcissus or hyacinths.

Here's a little video showing you how.

You don’t need to repot in soil, unless you want to. With suitable nutrients, your plant can thrive in water forever (it’s called hydroponics).

Should you want to repot your plant in soil or in the ground, no problem. Just gently pull out the plant from your germination plate and spread them around in their new pot. The plant will have to adjust and create new type of roots, but should recover quickly.

Sometimes you will see some staining on your germination plate after removing the plant. An easy and gentle way to clean them is to soak in vinegar or hydrogen peroxyde for a day or so. The staining is actually clinging to calcium deposit on the surface. You can also run your Botanopiathrough the dishwasher.

If you don’t have the patience to watch your seed grow and send roots through the opening of your germination plate, go for quicker options that look instantly lush:


Cuttings, such as the spider plant, pilea offshoots, philodendron or use traditionally grown cactus or succulent and rinse out the soil. Tutorial here. For lots of ideas, check out our gallery.



In the beginning, the seeds themselves contain big stores of energy for the growing plant. When it runs out, or if your plant is looking a bit sad, you can add a small amount of suitable nutrients to the water. Watch out that you don’t overdo it and burn the roots. We recommend this plant food.

Fill the glass with water almost all the way to the underside of the porcelain germination plate. Don’t let the roots dry out, refresh the water, every week or so. It's also important to refresh the water, not just top it up, to make sure the water is well oxygenated.

Depends on the plant/seed you want to try. We've made lots of video tutorials for different plants to get you started.

Acorns, chestnuts, walnuts and other seeds from cold climates need to be germinated according to the cold treatment.

All other seeds like beans, avocado pits, and other warm-climate plant seeds can be germinated using the regular baggie method. 

For all seeds: once you have a long enough root, place it on your Botanopiawith the root in the water and watch it grow.

Did you follow the instructions from our how-to?

If yes, and no results, here’s some pointers.

  • It takes time. Don’t give up on your acorns yet, it can take between 3 to 8 weeks to start seeing signs of germination. The acorn needs to reach the right level of humidity and temperature to wake up and start growing.
  • Not all seeds are viable. That’s just how nature works, only a percentage of seeds actually germinate. The germination rate decreases the older the seeds are. Increase your success rate by starting multiple seeds at once!
  • Don’t put all your eggs acorns in the same basket! While you’re waiting on one type of seed to germinate, try your hand at other sorts as well and give cuttings and cacti a try too.

There’s no shortcut to nature’s process. So sit back, relax, and watch the slow and peaceful progress your plants are making.

If you’re set on winning time, you can start by locating a germinated acorn already. In the northern hemisphere, roughly between November and April, you can search amongst the leaves at the foot of oak trees. With a bit of luck you’ll find several acorns that are already showing the first signs of sprouting, or even better, find some with a tap root already coming out. That will cut your waiting time by at least a month. If you live in a warmer climate, you might have live oak/summer oak growing around. These carry acorns far longer than their northern cousins.

So most of the time, seeds germinate in soil, where there isn’t a lot of contact with the air, so mould is not that common. When germinating seeds out of the soil, like we do we the baggie method, it happens more often. But no panic!
First thing is to make sure you wash your hands well before you handle your seeds and baggies. Warm, moist environments + bacteria and mould spores present in our houses = a perfect breeding ground for mould.

Second, you can gently wipe your seeds with a bit of diluted hydrogen peroxide, that you should cut down on the mould. Change the paper towel and bag, and keep going. Some species are more prone to mould than other, to be on the safe side, you could wrap your seeds each in their own towel to prevent cross-contamination.

In the end, mould won’t prevent the seed from germinating, but it’s just not very pretty to look at.

Here's a little video showing you how.

Here's a little video showing you how.

We've made a little "Avocado 101" video to answer your most common questions.

Sometimes you'll notice white growth on the roots of your avocado plants in water. We've also seen it on other plants, such as our little oaks.

It usually grows in clusters along the roots, and can range from bright white to beige in color. No worries though, it's pretty harmless and won't hurt the growth of your plants.

You can simply rinse it off with a strong stream of water from your tap, or scratch it off with your fingernail. Don't forget to change the water of your plant often, so the roots can stay well oxygenated.

Roots that are actively growing in water are usually white in color. If the tips of the roots are becoming brown though, it might indicate that your roots are no longer growing, or are dying off. This could be due to too much bacteria in the water, or to insufficient oxygen supply in the water, for example, if you don't refresh the water often enough. Lastly, don't forget to add nutrients in the water if you want your plants to thrive;

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