Cellular structure for the cultivation of plants
Planter tree for floor, wall or ceiling mounting
Root augmentor for vertical horticulture
ApplicationNo. 891187 filed on 06/01/1992
US Classes:47/82, Vertical array47/48.5PLANT IRRIGATORS AND/OR FERTILIZERS, APPARATUS OR METHOD
ExaminersPrimary: Raduazo, Henry E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA01G 025/00
AbstractA vertical or columnar planter is disclosed which includes a self-contained water distribution system. The planter includes a generally vertical, elongate planter body having openings at intervals along the side walls of the body. The planter is filled with soil or another growing medium which forms a continuous column within the planter. Plants are grown in openings distributed along the side walls of the planter. Each opening is configured with a protruding lower lip and an indentation along its top edge to help retain the growing medium within the planter body. A hierarchical watering system is built into the planter. The watering system supplies water for a greater time interval to the top of the planter and progressively lesser time intervals in regions lower down on the planter. The watering system helps balance the downward flow of water through the planter, providing an optimal supply of water to all plant-growing locations. The planter body is suitable for packaging and holding growing medium within its body during shipment. As such, the planter can be shipped and sold with the growing medium already in place within the planter. An alternative embodiment planter for mounting against a vertical surface is also disclosed.