What Is the Difference Between the Seedling Kit and the Plant Kit

There are four main differences between the plant kit and the seedling kit. While they may look similar to one another, there are four things you have to consider. They are the size, components, price, and the way you take care of the plant.

This is also one of the most frequently asked questions we get. Be sure to check out our FAQs.

4 Key Differences Between the Plant Kit and the Seedling Kit

1) Size

The first and most noticeable difference between the plant kit and the seedling is primarily the size. The original plant kit is bigger than the seedling kit -- both the box and the pot.

Plant kit and the seedling kit

Below is a table that shows you the exact dimensions of the box and the pot.


Plant Kit (L x W x H)

Seedling Kit (L x W x H)


4.25” x 4.5” x 5.5”

11mm x 11.5mm x 14mm

3” x 3.25” x 3.75”

7.5mm x 8mm x 9.5mm


4” x 4” x 3.5”

10.5mm x 10.5mm x 9mm

2.75” x 2.75” x 2.75”

7mm x 7.25mm x 7mm

2) Components

Apart from the size, when compared to the plant kit, the seedling kit doesn't have a plant marker (You know, the thing that you use to name your plants and remind yourself what plant it is.) and the packet of Durabloom organic fertilizer. Since you are to grow a small plant (a seedling) with your seedling kit, we have infused the needed fertilizers/nutrients in the potting mix to make easier for you to grow your seedlings. 


3) Price

We want to make sure you get the value for your money. That is why the price between the two grow kits are different too. The original plant kit starts off at PhP 150, while all the seedling kits are priced at PhP 89 (excluding delivery fees, if any).


The change in price accounts for the size and the difference in the components.


Being the geek that I am, i calculated the price-volume ratio and compared them to each other. All things being equal, if you want to get the value for your money, i suggest you go for the plant kit because you get more (in terms of volume) per peso by 450%.


4) Plant Care

Finally, the biggest difference between the two is how you take care of the plant once it grows. This is the main factor we tell everyone who asks this question.


As the name implies, the seedling kit can only support your plant to its seedling stage or more specifically, the early part of the vegetative stage.


Why? Because just like humans, plants grow bigger. And it’s not just the plant above the soil that grows, but also its roots.


The roots spread wide and deep. This is nature’s way of ensuring the plant can get the nutrients it needs. Because the pot of the seedling kit is smaller than the plant kit, the roots won’t be able to spread wide and deep.


If the plant continues to grow within the small pot, a root ball will eventually form. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it is definitely not for beginners. Our advice is to avoid it as much as possible.



Root ball example
Example of a Root Ball



Bottomline: If you use the seedling kit, you need to transfer it to a larger pot or put it in your garden after a month or two.


Of course, the plant kit doesn't have this problem since it has enough space to sustain your plant to maturity (with the exception of the tree kit and some vegetable kits like the ampalaya and eggplant, but that’s for another article.).

There you have it. The four main differences between the plant kit and the seedling kit. Did you think we miss any?

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