13-year-old “Plantotoy” Saves P100,000 for Selling Own Grown Plants

13-year-old “Plantotoy” Grow Plants to Sell Them and Saves P100,000

PLANTOTOY – A 13-year-old boy saves over P100,000 for selling plants that he personally cares about and grows at a very young age.

Ken Adrian dela Cruz, who is 13 years old, has saved more than P100,000 as a result of his status as a “plantotoy.” Ken Adrian dela Cruz revealed on an episode of “In Real Life” that he learned gardening skills in their Technology and Livelihood Education class in high school.

“We were taught that planting can be a good livelihood,” he said in English and Filipino.


He claimed that they were taught at school that they might make a living through planting. When he was five years old, he had an interest in plants, and his collections include Bougainvilleas, Philodendrons, Pothos, and Rubber plants.

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When the lockdown was enacted due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, he began selling pot plants. Giant Red Majesty, which cost P3,500, was the most costly item he sold.

“I expected them to be smart with money since I already taught them to be such, so if the day comes that we’ll be gone, their future will be secure,” Ken’s mom Lolita said in Filipino.

Ken is claimed to earn P20,000 every month. As a result, he is able to assist his mother with her bills and his sister with her college fees. Ken has been collecting plants since he was five years old, and his collection includes Bougainvilleas, Philodendrons, Pothos, and Rubber plants.

Ken posts videos on how to propagate plants on his YouTube channel to assist people get started with their own plant adventure. Ken not only has a green thumb, but he also knows how to cook. In the future, he hopes to open a restaurant and work as a botanist.

“I can be an inspiration for other children who wants to put up a business,” he said in a mix of English and Filipino.

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