If you’re a busy parent, there are some every day tasks you just can’t get out of – your kid has to be clothed (often more than once), fed, napped, watered, and you know…kept alive to the end of the day.
Which is perhaps why our plants’ well-being often falls by the wayside.
But no more, my friends, because you can purchase the HEXA plant to take care of your green friends for you.
It’s a walkable planter that searches for sunlight on behalf of your plants (and seeks shade when the plant has had enough). So far, sounds like a wonderful, genius idea, right? Like maybe you’ll buy one and take advantage of all the air freshening and toxin-reducing goodness plants bring into your home?
If you forget to water the plant, the HEXA basically throws a temper tantrum until you give it a drink. Like a foot-stomping toddler, though admittedly it’s probably not quite as hard to turn off (or assuage in any way).
The idea came to founder Sun Tianqi after he glimpsed a dead sunflower and couldn’t stop thinking about how its life could have been saved.
“In 2014, I went to see a sunflower exhibition and found myself focused on a dead sunflower near a ground of blooms. The dead flower sat in a place that was always in a shadow. I had no idea how it ended up there or why it died – whether it was because of the lack of sunshine or water – but it was just there, and it was dead. I thought, if it could move a little bit, take a 30-feet walk out of the shadow to where the other sunflowers were, it would have lived healthily.”
— Julia Fello TMJ4 (@JuliaFello) May 4, 2019
And so the walking flowerpot was born and improved (if you call stomping its feet until it gets water an improvement). One can be yours for a mere $949.
Yeah. Well, happy plants don’t come cheap.
I have to say, I’m intrigued. But no way am I letting this thing boss me around until my kids are out of diapers