Plants. You’re going to THE CEILING! You are GOING to THE CEILING! The ceiling! You’re going to THE CEILING! You’re going to THE CEILING!
Sorry about all the shouting, I was channeling my inner Oprah. Apparently the Boskke Sky Planter was an ‘Oprah’s Pick’ item a little while ago.
Designed by Patrick Morris, a graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Sky Planter not only frees up some bench or shelf space, they also turn your plants into design features.
Not only that, it’s also a very efficient way to keep plants. After hanging them, you water the plants through a small hole at the top of the pot. And by top I mean the bottom of the pot, which, turned upside down, makes it the top. The water is held in a reservoir, so instead of the water filtering through the soil it gets mainlined right to the roots of the plant. This form of watering also minimises water loss through evaporation.
Makers Boskke say that you can experiment with the types of plants you place in the pot, but they recommend the following:
Anthurium, Areca Palm, Boston Palm, English Ivy, Fennel, Geranium, Hoya, Kentia Palm, Mint, Orchid, Parsley, Peace Lily, Rubber Plant, Strawberry and Syngonium
That’s a mix of plants that look good, or taste good, and work to help purify the air inside your house.
Video demonstration – how to pot your Sky(ed) Plants
Sky Planter pricing and availability
Extra Small (12 cm high x 9 cm diameter) – $39.60
Small (14 cm high x 10.5 cm diameter) – $49.50
Medium (19 cm high x 16.5 cm diameter) – $99.00
Ceiling extension (for ceiling higher than 2.4 cm) – $14.95