Scientific research is concluding what we already knew: being in a space with plants is good for us. Apart from cleaning the air, plants help to reduce stress, and people with plants on their desks have been found to be significantly more productive than those who don’t.
Solving the Problems of Indoor Pot Plants and Their Owners?
There are a couple of problems though: plants aren’t well-adapted to growing indoors, you don’t want water and potting medium all over your workspace, and you can’t have your plants taking up too much room.
Now, a clever inventor has come up with the LeGrow system, a neat solution that solves these problems – with a few extra benefits to human health.
Don’t you just hate it when your plants die? But why do indoor plants give up the ghost? Growers have known the fatal four factors for many years:
- A lack of natural light with the full-color spectrum
- Too much water
- Too little water
- Dry air from air conditioning and heating
The smart little plant pots address these issues to a large extent. Instead of draining out or being left to rot roots, excess water collects in a reservoir at the base of the container. As the soil dries, the water can move up again into the soil through capillary action, so if you skipped your regular watering day, there’s a much bigger chance that your plant will survive the abuse.
Of course, this neat water storage system also eliminates the risk of water draining out all over your furniture or electronics, soil mess beneath the pot, and inconvenient drip trays.
LeGrow Distributes Moisture and Thus Helps to Reduce Eyestrain or Soften Skin
A grow lamp allows you to give your plant sufficient light to keep growing even in dark winters and artificially lit offices, and the cherry on the top is a little humidifier. The latter isn’t just good for your plants; it’s also good for you. Dry air causes respiratory tract inflammation, itchy eyes, and dry skin, so by making your environment better for plants, you’re also making it better for yourself.
LED Grow Lamp Generates up to 50,000 Lux
Every space and every plant is different, but the LeGrow system allows you to clip the pots together into a modular garden of your own design. It’s like Lego for indoor gardeners. Make your pots taller or shorter, clip them together in a variety of designs and shapes. You can have lots of fun creating your planting design. The results are always neat, always pleasing, and a definite décor asset for homes and offices.
All This, and You Can Charge Your Phone Too
Since your pots are now desktop items that won’t leak water, adding extra functionality makes sense. The PowerPot base has four USB ports for charging up your electronics. There’s even a quick charge port for smartphones! Whether you’re using it on your office desk or have chosen LeGrow to brighten up a side table, you’re sure to get a kick out of plugging your electronics into a plant pot.
Interestingly, Haobin Lin, the inventor of the system has made a prototype plant pot that powers a small clock through the chemical reactions of the plants themselves. What comes next? Perhaps the plants will power their own lights, humidifiers and USB chargers in future decades.