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85 Multifunctional Plant Growers

From Unusual Plant-Holding Pens to Terrarium iPhone Docks

— June 10, 2013 — Eco
Pots and vases get the job done growing flowers, but these multifunctional plant growers can do more than just that. Creative renditions of traditional planters like terrarium iPhone docks, plant-growing urinals, blackboard herb gardens and plant-focused furnishings prove that a little piece of nature can grow in just about anything. All these multi-purpose designs infuse natural growth with practical functions.

The Aqua Mini Capsule is worth noting. This tiny wall-mount grows plants using absolutely no soil, but fish's waste. It's a visually intriguing decoration for a home and is also an innovative fish tank. The Cindy is another design that uses nontraditional substances to feed plant growth; this plant grower turns cigarette ash into fertilizer. This ashtray-planter hybrid is environmentally friendly in more than one way. Such designs can perform two tasks at once, requiring less purchases for a more valuable and efficient one.
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DIY Flame-Throwing Flowers
DIY Flame-Throwing Flowers
Hackaday Creates a Fire-Breathing Super Mario Piranha Plant
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83
Booze-Powered Plants
Booze-Powered Plants
The New Brunswick Community College Ethanol Plant Will Turn Beer Into Power
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82
Emotion-Expressing Greenery
Emotion-Expressing Greenery
Interactive Plants Move to the Tune of Their Feelings
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81
Multi-Functional Organic Systems
Multi-Functional Organic Systems
The Aqua Mini Capsule Grows Herbs While Providing a Home to a Pet
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80
Multifunctional Flower Holders
Multifunctional Flower Holders
Leo Yiu Designes a Vase That Can Have Other Uses When Plants Dies
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79
Acoustic Terrarium Displays
Acoustic Terrarium Displays
The Bloombox iPhone Mount is Beautifully Designed
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78
Rotating Musical Pots
Rotating Musical Pots
The Muse Vase Serenades the Plant to Growth
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77
Incubator Flower Vases
Incubator Flower Vases
Juliette Warmenhoven Creates Odd Flora Artwork
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76
Independent Aqua-Releasing Pots
Independent Aqua-Releasing Pots
The Joey Roth Self-Watering Planter Saves Lives
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75
Photosynthesizing Chargers
Photosynthesizing Chargers
The Eco-Friendly Solar Plant by Ku Bon-Seop
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74
Organic Greenery Organizers
Organic Greenery Organizers
Keep Your Novels in Place Naturally with the Cork Planter Bookends
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73
Practical Pyramid Planters
Practical Pyramid Planters
'Parramyd' by Studio KG Grows Vines Through Its Prisim-Like Structure
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72
Room-Scaled Gardening Kits
Room-Scaled Gardening Kits
These Edible Flower Kits Will Brightnen Up Any Room
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71
Gilded Planter Tree Decor
Gilded Planter Tree Decor
For Luxurious Christmas Ornaments Try Gold Leaf Cup Ornaments
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70
Homegrown Food Mechanisms
Homegrown Food Mechanisms
The Windowfarms Project Launches a New Vertical Food Garden
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69
Unusual Plant-Holding Pens
Unusual Plant-Holding Pens
The Bonboog Botanical Pen Adds Some Greenery to Your Writing Experience
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68
Root-Reaching Water Vessels
Root-Reaching Water Vessels
The Terracotta Plant Watering Aqua Cone Goes Deep in the Soil
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67
Plant Powered Clocks
Plant Powered Clocks
Time Telling Green Design by Marieke Staps Plugs into Soil
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66
Hidden Speakers
Hidden Speakers
Sonic Impact Speaker Plays Music Through Your Plants
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65
Parasol Planters
Parasol Planters
The Cavity Flowerpot Waters Plants Using Wet Umbrellas
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64
Arboreal Air Purifiers
Arboreal Air Purifiers
Air Drop Combines Self-Sustaining Plants and Tech to Clean
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63
Natural Habitat Seating
Natural Habitat Seating
Martin Azua's Inner Life Chair Acts as a Home for Animals and Plants
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62
Food Harvesting Trash Cans
Food Harvesting Trash Cans
The Nepenthes Planter Makes Food Out of Compost
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61
Digitally-Controlled Plants
Digitally-Controlled Plants
The ‘Click & Grow Smartpots’ Are Operated Via Technology
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60
Problem-Solving Plants
Problem-Solving Plants
The Sega Toys Healing Leaf
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59
Dog Bowl Flower Pots
Dog Bowl Flower Pots
The Deneb Vase Looks Like it Attends to Both Plants and Pups
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58
High-Tech Growing Aids
High-Tech Growing Aids
The EasyBloom Plant Sensor
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57
Elevated Urban Veggie Patches
Elevated Urban Veggie Patches
The Raised Garden House Grows Plants on Upper-Floor Balconies
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56
Terrific Two-Tier Planters
Terrific Two-Tier Planters
The Sweet Pot Soaks Up Every Drop of H2O to Feed Two Leafy Communities
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55
Rodent Advisor Pots
Rodent Advisor Pots
The Log & Squirrel Self Watering Planter Reminds You to Water It
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54
Potted Plant Speakers
Potted Plant Speakers
The Ceramic Sound System by Niall Diggins is Multifunctional
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53
Cigarette Sprouting Plants
Cigarette Sprouting Plants
Ads for Ecomist Air Freshener Imagine Stinky Things as Greenery
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52
Pinching Plant Pots
Pinching Plant Pots
'Potences' by Gregory Marion Support the Stems of Climbing Greenery
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51
Garden-Infused Staircases
Garden-Infused Staircases
The Ars Technica Staircase Project Includes Plants Under Each Step
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50
Gadget-Dependent Gardens
Gadget-Dependent Gardens
The HORTUS Greenhouse Needs Tweets to Stay Alive
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49
Interactive Pictogram Pots
Interactive Pictogram Pots
Pet Plant
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48
Pillow Pots
Pillow Pots
The Grow Bag by Martino D'Esposito
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47
Umbrella-Powered Planters
Umbrella-Powered Planters
'Green Trace' Makes Gardening an Afterthought
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46
Enchanted Forest Lamps
Enchanted Forest Lamps
The Green Lights by Token Provides Illumination and Fresh Air
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45
Glass Pendant Planters
Glass Pendant Planters
The 38 Series by Omer Arbel is Part Pot, Part Lamp
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44
Programmable Planters
Programmable Planters
The Click and Grow Gives Life With Minimum Effort
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43
Living Plant Jewelry
Living Plant Jewelry
Sarah Hood Creates Wearable Pieces out of Greenery
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42
Ashtray-Planter Hybrids
Ashtray-Planter Hybrids
Cindy by Mademoiselle Jean-Claude Turns Ash into Fertilizer
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41
Countertop Mini Plant Pots
Countertop Mini Plant Pots
Tiny Planter Design Keeps Your Fresh Herbs Close By
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40
Plantable Lamps
Plantable Lamps
The IVY Light
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39
Plant-Feeding Urinals
Plant-Feeding Urinals
'When Nature Calls' Lets You Grow Greenery With Your Urine
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38
Suspended Vessel Fixtures
Suspended Vessel Fixtures
The Mono Hanging Planter Line Promotes Stylish Plant Decor
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37
Self-Watering Pots
Self-Watering Pots
The 'TriPot I' Automatically Waters its Own Plant
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36
Cactus Shelf Planters
Cactus Shelf Planters
Domenic Fiorello's Plant Pods Can be Appreciated as Art
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35
Leafy Air Cleaning
Leafy Air Cleaning
The ANDREA Air Filter Uses Plants to Purify Your Space
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34
Fish Bowl Gardens
Fish Bowl Gardens
The Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa Gets an Infusion of Nature
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Jurassic Ecosystem Decor
Jurassic Ecosystem Decor
These Dinosaur Terrariums Make for Cool and Educational Home Decor
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Planter-Inspired Sidewalks
Planter-Inspired Sidewalks
Grey to Green Adds a Touch of Nature to Urban Areas
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31
Activity Box Workstations
Activity Box Workstations
The Play Ground Play Table Lets Adults Play in One Place
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30
Flat Pack Garden Pot
Flat Pack Garden Pot
Electricwig Design
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29
Plantable Compost Bins
Plantable Compost Bins
James Wood's Vedge Breaks Down Organic Waste and Grows Veggies
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28
Living Furniture
Living Furniture
Stitch Table
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Illuminated LED Planters
Illuminated LED Planters
This Planter Offers a Space-Saving Lighting Solution
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Mod-U-Lar Planter Perches
Mod-U-Lar Planter Perches
Punka Seating System Accommodates People and Plants in Many Arrangements
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LED Indoor Planters
LED Indoor Planters
The Ramiform Urbanity Herb Garden is for City-Dwelling Green Thumbs
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Water Reminder Wall Vases
Water Reminder Wall Vases
This Water Balanced Vase Tells You When Flowers Need Water
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Automated Plant Growing
Automated Plant Growing
The 'Power Plant'
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22
Multifunctional Stackable Carafes
Multifunctional Stackable Carafes
This Stackable Water Bottle Can Also be a Cup or Home to Plants
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Solar-Powered Plant Pots
Solar-Powered Plant Pots
The Solar Planter Puts Gardening on Auto-Pilot
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Living Art Installations
Living Art Installations
This Plant Artwork Combines Consumerism and Wildlife
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Suspending Upside Down Planters
Suspending Upside Down Planters
These Hanging Garden Planters Give Your Plants Room To Grow
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Self-Watering Planters
Self-Watering Planters
iGrow by Psychic Factory is a Pot That Absorbs Water on Its Own
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Eco-Friendly Aquarium Gifts
Eco-Friendly Aquarium Gifts
This Green Gift Idea Will Make a Splash
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Blackboard Herb Gardens
Blackboard Herb Gardens
The Chalkboard Wall Planter Lets You Label Your Leaves
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Cigarette-Butting Planters
Cigarette-Butting Planters
The Cindy Ashtray by Frantz Brougere Helps Plants Grow
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Indoor Gardening Pods
Indoor Gardening Pods
The FreshWall Design System Allows One to Grow Plants Within Their Home
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Aeroponic Home Air Filters
Aeroponic Home Air Filters
‘Breathe Easy' is Packed With Toxin-Absorbing Plants
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Unisex Flower Pot Rings
Unisex Flower Pot Rings
Growing Jewelry
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Fishtank-Planter Hybrids
Fishtank-Planter Hybrids
The Aquaponics Garden Feeds Fish Excretion to Herbs for Nutrients
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10
High-Tech Horticultural Exhibits
High-Tech Horticultural Exhibits
The Plant-In City Project Gives Nature a Voice
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9
Hi-Tech Globe Gardens
Hi-Tech Globe Gardens
The Electrolux Pot Moots Monitors the Health of Your Indoor Plants
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8
Sink-Grown Gardens (UPDATE)
Sink-Grown Gardens (UPDATE)
The Kitchen Nano Garden Makes Growing Your Own Veggies Effortless
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Foliage-Focused Furnishings
Foliage-Focused Furnishings
Botanic Hydroponic Furniture Makes Greenery the Guts of Your Decor
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6
Compartmentalized Countertop Gardens
Compartmentalized Countertop Gardens
The Planto System Encourages Domestic Food Production
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Self-Sustaining Seed Servers
Self-Sustaining Seed Servers
Elica Idroponica is a Domestic Hydroponic Ideal for Urban Cultivation
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4
Plant-Infused Coffee Tables
Plant-Infused Coffee Tables
These MeaMea Coffee Tables are Environmentally Friendly and Chic
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3
Plant-Growing Aquariums
Plant-Growing Aquariums
A Planter and Fish Bowl in One For Green Thumbs and Fish Lovers
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2
Upcycled Concrete Planters
Upcycled Concrete Planters
This DIY Activity Turns Big Blocks into Chic Outdoor Decor
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DIY Magnetic Cork Planters
DIY Magnetic Cork Planters
These DIY Cork Planters are Cute and Easy to Create
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