A pencil with a seed that you can plant. Yes, that’s basically it. Meet Jalebi pencils that serve the twin purpose of writing and also possibly turning you into a green thumb.
If towering temperatures didn’t make you go ‘What-the-hell?’ this summer, it’s time for a reality check. And while many of us might not be consciously making an active effort to go save the planet, maybe we can lend a helping hand to the ones at it. Jalebi’s Grow Me Plantable Pencils, made of newspaper, have seed bombs attached to their ends. You can plant the brand new pencil and leave it in the soil for a couple of days. The seed will automatically detach from the pencil and you can use the pencil, well, as a pencil. Alternatively, you can use the pencil first and once it’s short enough to dispose, sow it, and voila, you have a plant!
Coriander, chives, dill, tomatoes, chilli, lettuce and tulsi are some options to choose from. Jalebi also has seeds that come attached with notebooks and bookmarks, and a range of waterproof diaries. The prices may cause plenty of eye-rolling and head-shaking, but hey, at least you’re planting a pencil, oops sorry, a tree.
Price: INR 450 – INR 1250
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