Add greenery in your home with this plant that levitates and spins!

(Photo: Kickstarter)

Much has been shared about the benefits of having plants in your home, and how best you can incorporate greenery into your living space, but have you ever thought of a levitating and rotating plant which will not only add greenery to your home, but also act as a significant visual feature?

Recently, Hikaru Hoshi and designers from the Hoshinchu Team in Kyushu, Japan, have been working on this interesting and fascinating idea - the Air Bonsai.

Instead of a static plant that sits plainly in a corner, the Air Bonsai is what the team calls "a floating "little star"."

A basic Air Bonsai set comes as a simple DIY kit packaged in a Japanese Kiri box - made of Paulownia wood - and includes:

  • a moss ball with a built-in magnet and sponge to allow ease of planting 
  • an "energy base" that conducts the magnetic energy in the moss ball to make the plant float 
  • an AC adapter which powers the "energy base"
  • a one-of-a-kind cushion covered in traditional and vintage Japanese fabrics. 

(Photo: Kickstarter)

Aside from the moss ball, there is also a stone version which is carved from lava stone - from the Sakurajima Volcano in southern Kyushu - and gives a raw and rustic look. Not only that, there is an option to choose between the standard "energy base" or a Japanese handmade ceramic vase.

You can then start planting any plants of your choice into the moss ball or lava stone, and add this special and unique creation to your home!

Find out more and get your own Air Bonsai here.