About Kratiste

A story about a horticulturist with a dream, an ambitious producer, and solid partners

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Sustainable Plant Support since 2022

 The story begins in 2020. Bart Janssen, owner of CoBaplant, was looking for a more sustainable alternative to replace his moss poles. He wanted to swap the Sri Lankan coconut, PVC tubes and iron staples with a sustainable alternative.

It was also desirable that the pole would have a ‘tree bark’ structure, because the water in that structure activates plant roots and leads to faster growth.

After a few brainstorming sessions, Ruplex took on the challenge.

Around 18 months later, the Kratiste climbing pole was a reality. The patented process creates a rough structure which retains moisture, so the new climbing pole promotes growth. The roots can also be watered directly through the hole in the top, as is done in nurseries. And everything is made from fully biodegradable raw materials,of course.

Our Promise to You

Kratiste’s goal is ultimate transparency. This means, in addition to our ambition to make our product range even more sustainable, that our entire story is always honest and traceable.

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Biodegradable

The raw materials we use are biodegradable. The main components are PLA and Miscanthus Giganthus.

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Look & Feel

The patented process that we carry out in-house is responsible for unique properties that benefit both plants and customers.

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Traceable

Everyone can check the raw materials used via our publicly accessible blockchain. We even grow the Miscanthus ourselves!

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Made in Holland

We make our products in the Netherlands, so we can supply proven sustainable products of very high quality.

Are you joining us in pole position?

We can only tackle the climate crisis by acting together. So we all have an essential role to play.

Whether you are a grower, wholesaler, retailer or consumer, by choosing Kratiste products you are doing your bit to make at least one pole more sustainable. That might seem insignificant, but it means you’re setting a sustainable chain reaction in motion!

Biodegradable Kratiste climbing pole for Mostera