In a normal plant parenting world, we deposit seeds and soil into a pot (like one of these!), give it water and sunlight, and watch as the seedlings sprout into full-grown greens. But what if plants grew on the outside of the pot? And suddenly all that soil (and fertilizer!) wasn’t necessary?
The company aimed to raise $20,000 for their model. Now it’s almost at $2 million.
With Terraplanter, plants grow along the pot’s all-natural and porous exterior. The pot is hydroponic, which means no soil or dirt is necessary. It works like this: seeds go on the outside of pot (they can fit into the grooves), and water goes directly inside the pot. Then, as the days go by, the seeds will soak up the water through the exterior of the pot. As the roots begin to develop, the Terraplanter’s texture and shape allow will allow them to easily grip the pot’s surface and grow around it.
Not only does the Terraplanter retool the way we grow plants, but it presents an alluring visual. I mean just look at it! Also, this planter allows us the opportunity to watch the whole seedling to plant journey, which is typically hidden under the soil. Right now, you can purchase the Terraplanter on Kickstarter, but act quick, because inventory is running low. As the project has greatly surpassed its fundraising goal, we’ll probably start to see the Terraplanter sprouting up in stores or online soon enough. We’ll keep you updated.
Terraplanter is a new planting pot prototype that aims to transform the way we grow our greens. Currently a project on Kickstarter, this inside-out planter has over 17,000 supporters and has raised close to $2 million (its original goal was $20,000). But what’s so special about it? Well, it allows plants to grow organically. If you’ve ever seen moss growing on a rock or tree, or vines growing from the exterior of a stone house, you’ve witnessed plants naturally thriving in their ecosystem. The Terraplanter mimics that natural growth experience and allows you to watch it in your own home.
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Plants grow along the pot’s all-natural, porous exterior. Because the pot is hydroponic (no soil or dirt needed), water goes in the middle of the pot. The porous ceramic slowly diffuses water to tiny cells on the outside of the planter, where over time, seeds soak up that water and roots take shape. The Terraplanter has 1,400 cells with a micro-textured surface providing grip for plant roots. As the roots grow, they follow the pattern layout of the Terraplanter.
The company light-heartedly refers to the design as “Alexa-shaped,” and for good reason. There’s certainly a hint of smart speaker in the form of this porous planter. However, that design isn’t just for looks. Not only does this planter eliminate the need for soil, it also acts as a water bank, storing and distributing water so you don’t have to continually remember to water your plants.
I’ll admit I don’t have a green thumb. I love the idea of having a house full of plants, but I’ve shied away from the dirt and the uncertainty of plant ownership. Until this Kickstarter campaign came through my inbox. Adama Design recently launched Terraplanter, a no-soil, inside-out, hydroponic planter.
Terraplanter doesn’t come with seeds or any special packets. You can buy seeds or small plant starters from your local nursery. Seeds are spread on the planters textured surface or small plants can be secured onto the planter with a tie to get growing started.
Terraplanter doesn’t need dirt, and it can keep watering plants for up to 15 days without your help.