Sprout Pencil – A Handmade pencil that grows

Sprout Pencil – A Handmade pencil that grows

Have you heard about the Sprout Pencil ? This is a Handmade pencil that grows from Sprout. Sprout is a green startup behind the world’s first sustainable pencil that you can plant after use. They also offer various green and sustainable consumer products across the globe. Sprout also selling variety of sprouting consumer goods.

Most pencils available today, once sharpened down to a stub, serve no further use. But those sprout pencil comes with a water activated seed capsule, so this can be planted when it becomes too short to use. This is capable of growing into an herb soon. Best to store the Sprout in a cool, dry place until planting time. For best results, plant Sprout by its first birthday and follow gardening best practices.

How to Plant A Sprout Pencil

  • Press the green end into the soil, covering only the capsule.
  • Ensure that you plant Sprout in a location where it will receive plenty of sunlight
  • Water your Sprout in order to activate the seed capsule and begin the seed’s germination
  • Continue to water every day so that the soil stays moist
  • They usually germinate in about two weeks


The first Sprout pencil was sold in the summer of 2013.Three students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, came up with this idea of Sprout Pencil. This is the first plantable pencil in the world which is designed to be made out of sustainable wood with a dissolvable end capsule containing seeds. 

The Herb Pack of sprout pencil contains 8 Sprout varieties: basil, cilantro, dill, mint, parsley, rosemary, sage, and thyme. These are Sustainably harvested cedar wood body. When Sprout is too short to use as a pencil, plant Sprout to grow herbs. The first plantable pencil is available to purchase from online shopping sites like ebay India and Amazon India. 

Sprout Pencil Price in India: Rs. 2,621/-

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