Unique Plant Holder; Plants that Levitate

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Plants that Levitate

These real-life vecture home levitating plants and Levitating Plant Holders are just magical!

Nowadays, vecture home levitating plants are a hot new trend. Just like a classic magic trick, while hovering in mid-air, you can quickly sweep your finger between the levitating plant holder and the platform.

Don’t you remember your school time when you were playing with magnets, trying so hard to stick two repelling magnets together? Of course, there is a rule that “opposite attracts,” but a magnet has two poles: North and south.

They attract when you connect the South Pole’s magnet to the North Pole. But when you combine two south or two north poles, they repel in disgust. The same technique is used in a hovering plant pot that keeps it stay afloat.

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In simple words, a levitating planter uses two different magnets. There is a permanent magnet inside the plant, while the base features an electromagnet. That electromagnet is used to keep your floating plant stable.

So, how to set up a levitating plant holder?

Setting up a Levitating Plant Holder

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Here are the tips for setting up a hovering plant pot:

 

·         Get a Plant of Your Choice

The only downside of these levitating plant holders is that they don’t come with a plant. So, make sure to come with your own plant. However, this is an excellent excuse as you can pick up a new succulent, bonsai plant, or air plant. Moreover, also make sure to consider the weight of your chosen plant, so it doesn’t get so heavy.

 

·         Use Steady Hands

While these vecture home levitating plants are just magical, they require steady hands. When setting up your planter atop the base, be very careful to center it properly. The magnetic poles could get mixed up in failing to do so, making the entire planter flip upside down.

 

·         Remove the Planter before Pressing the Off Button

Before you hit the turn-off button, make sure to remove your planter first. It will prevent the risk of making a mess or damaging the device.

 

 

Levitating Plant Holder

A levitating plant holder is a planter pot with a minimalistic design. The plant holder rotates and hovers in mid-air and using magnetic levitation. Basically, the idea behind the levitating plant holder or hovering plant pot is to prepare a zero-gravity growing system that enables you to grow your plants in mid-air. A plant planted in a hovering plant holder gets 360 degrees of sunlight all year long.

 

 

Levitating Plant Pot DIY

Here, we will talk about levitating plant pot DIY. We will go through each step, making it easier to prepare your DIY levitating plant pot.

1.      Gather the Parts

Firstly, you need to gather parts that you will need to prepare your own DIY levitating plant pot. The list of materials includes:

  • Magnetic levitation module.
  • DC jack
  • Oak vinyl.
  • 3mm MDF for the laser cutter.
  • M3 nuts and bolts.
  • White PLA or ABS.

Moreover, the tools you need include:

  • 3D printer. (You could also get someone to print it for you at 3D hubs.
  • Razor knife.
  • Laser cutter.

 

2.      Design It

Personally, I used online photos and imported them into fusion 360. You can also find the dimensions for the base online. Now, you can start designing it. Once you are done designing the planter, work on the box. For this, you can take advantage of online sources, such as MakerCase.

 

3.      Print and Test

After printing all the parts, it’s time to test. Take the magnet and slump it into your planter to make sure it should be a snug fit. Add some glue to secure its place.

Now, turn to the magnetic base. Solder the negative black wire to the negative pin of the barrel jar and red wire to the middle pin. Plug it in and test.

When testing, I recommend using cardboard or any other soft material between the planter and the base. It will prevent damage to the planter if it falls down. Now, take the planter and lower it in the middle of the magnetic base.

You should clearly feel the planter pushing out to the sides. Keep trying to find the spot where it holds still.

 

4.      Prepare the Box

Now that you have a DIY levitating plant pot, it’s time to make a cool box. You can use the laser cutter to cut out the other parts. Once you are done cutting the box, start assembling it and then glue it together. Now, to make it look like a solid block of wood, add some vinyl.

 

 

5.      Fix the Magnetic Base to the Box

On the back, you will see four holes. The holes should be lined up with the four holes in the printer base. You will need to insert four M3 nuts at the bottom and four at the top. Now, screw four long Mg bolts through the bottom of the laser cut and the printed part.

Keep fastening the bolts until it is only a couple of millimeters over the backplate. Now, place the magnetic plate on top and line up the four holes with the four holes on top. Now, work with the other printed part and line up the holes. Insert four more M3 nuts and screw them through the holes.

Lastly, unsolder the barrel jack, insert it into the box hole, and solder the wires back on. Now, undo the screws at the bottom until the top of the magnetic plate touches the top.

 

6.      Add Your Plant

The last part of hovering a plant pot is to add a plant into it. While adding a plant, you are free to get a plant of your choice but make sure to not make it too heavy.

 

7.      Done

You should now have your levitating plant pot DIY ready. Show it to your dear ones, and I’m sure they are going to love it.

 

Conclusion

Venture home levitating plants are excellent. They consist of a planter and hover over an oak base because of the magnetic levitation. A levitating plant holder rotates while floating in mid-air. The rotation is especially beneficial for air plants as they absorb the essential nutrients from the air. Moreover, the hovering plant pots also get a 360 degree of sunlight all year long, which encourages your plants’ growth. I hope our above guide of levitating plant pot DIY will help you prepare your own life plant holder and amaze your family and friends.

FAQs

Are levitating plant holders real?

Yes! levitating plant holders are real-life hovering planters. They use a planter and a magnetic platform to stay afloat.

Can we make levitating plant pot DIY?

You can make your own levitating plant pot DIY at home if you have the necessary materials and tools.

 

Read More:

Caring for Air Plants: What Do Air Plants Need?

Learn to Propagate Boston Ferns

How To Propagate Houseplants From Cuttings

Growing Ginseng Ficus Bonsai (Ficus Retusa)

 

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12 Comments

  1. Aly

    I have seen these cool pots in the past but have never seen one in person. I was wondering how they work in a real-world setting, and it’s even more fun to get instructions to DIY a custom version. I was hoping that I could knock this out today, but alas, I do not have the tools required for the construction. Do you have any recommendations for a good laser cutter and a 3d printer?

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    • Diane

      We’ll be featuring directions to make these soon, too. As for 3d printers and laser cutters, I have some that I really like better than others. For a printer, see this link: https://amzn.to/345Qd6g and for the laser, check out this one: https://amzn.to/3KGwVoX .  These are both affiliate links but the products are quite well known and stand up well to usage. 

      I do recommend that you buy the best of each that your budget allows and consider the size, too. It’s easy to get started and realize that your new project maker is too small for your projects.

      Reply
  2. Leahrae

    I got my question answered at the very end of your post.  LOL.  I couldn’t not figure out how the plant hovered.  I still want to try this just to see.  I know that when you put ends (I’m not sure which end, but I know that if not the right way, they push away from each other and do not stick together.  Is this basically the same concept?

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    • Diane

      Yes, that is exactly what happens. With magnets, each has a positive and a negative end. Two magnets are pulled toward each other if the positive end of one is aligned with the negative of the other. However, if you try to put two positives or two negatives together, they actually try to push away from each other. 

      And that is what is causing the levitating of the planter. Stronger magnets (higher charge) will cause a greater distance or can be used with pots that weigh more. But even a weaker manget set will repel.

      Fun science fact for kids, too!

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  3. Ann

    Thank you very much for sharing how we can have our own plants that levitate! Levitation is an action that is associated with the future, magic, and technology.

    Recently I have been hearing a lot about Flyte, the innovative Swiss company that created a zero-gravity planter called “Lyfe” that levitates on a wooden base representing what will be the plants of the future.

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    • Diane

      Yes, Ann, that’s true. And Flyte is one of the more progressive companies featuring these planters. You can find links to the products in the article. 

      Thanks for reading. Please stop back again soon!

      Reply
  4. shevonne

    This is new to me but not strange; Unique Plant Holder; Plants that Levitate. I have always love indoor plant but with this type of tech has really peek my interest. This will really improve the aesthetic of my home. I am a lover of beautiful and functional home décor. Have to get some of these for my home. Beautiful! Good buying guide.

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    • Diane

      Yes, these are truly a unique feature to add to home decor. I have links within the article to some of my favorites. Let me know if you add one or more to your home!

      Reply
  5. Kwidzin

    Hello there. I was just having a read at your article and thought it was brilliant. Very interesting as well as educational.

    I love plants around the house, but i’m absolutely garbage with them so i usually go with cactus as its pretty much self sufficient. I like the idea of levitating Cacti

    Thanks

    Karalyne

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    • Diane

      Yes, that’s true, Cacti make easy houseplants, provided they have sunlight and warmth. I like the idea of levitating cacti, too!

      Reply
  6. Lennet

    Well this has been a topic that has captivated me. I never heard of Levitating plants until now. I love having plants in my own home, but my thoughts went directly to a few family members that are hard to buy for and this unique home décor is something a few of them would cherish. Thank you for sharing and the tips. 

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    • Diane

      I’m glad you found it interesting! I agree that these unique levitating planters make great gifts for the hard-to-buy-for folks.

      Reply

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