This Planter Uses Biodegradable Materials for Growing in Low-Water Areas

By: David Ingram - Oct 14, 2015
References: landlifecompany & designindaba
This innovative planter is specially designed to help plants grow in arid climates with degraded land and low levels of precipitation.

The 'COCOON' planter uses a combination of special fungi supplements and evaporation sheets together with a tree shelter and water reservoir. Using these components, this unique system helps plants foster under arid climates and increases the survival rates of seedlings by approximately 80 to 90 percent. Made from a biodegradable material, this planter actually transforms into organic food for the plant it houses, and until doing so acts as a water shelter that sparingly provides moisture over time using bamboo wicks.

COCOON is also about 10 times cheaper than a drip irrigation planter, and by using the special fungi supplement, it's also able to increase the surface absorption of a plant's roots and increase its ability to reach essential ground nutrients.