Grow and Glow: Hydroponic Planter Doubles as Fashionable Light Fixture

February 15, 2014 by


Here is an instance where size doesn’t matter. The size of your dwelling that is. Hanging from the ceiling, Spice-Versa grows herbs upside-down, growing and glowing as both a hydroponic planter and lamp. If you’ve got room for a light fixture, you’ve got room for the hydroponic palnter, and Spice-Versa.


Designer Ana Arguezo’s concept contains six sections for growing, each container circling around a central mercury spotlight, which plants love.

That’s great, you say, but who wants soil falling on their head? Well, there is no soil involved in growing on planet Spice-Versa. Plants grow in a biodegradable plant gel, chalk full of plant nutrients and hydration. The gel holds water so efficiently that you only need to water your herbs once a month. If you are busy like most people these days, this is one task you can remove from your multitasking list.


With your herbs growing indoors and stylishly hanging at picking distance, you can cook with fresh herbs all year long. Plus, the fragrance of herbs in a home is really divine.

All photos from Coroflot


  1. Michael Brooks said:

    This is an incredible idea; really well executed! I feel that small urban gardens that are both space efficient (making use of walls and other under-used spaces) and attractive in design will play a part in our shift towards food security.

    And the whole hydroponics element is great; no mess and optimal growth.

    — February 15, 2014 @ 18:11

  2. Robin Plaskoff Horton said:

    I agree. I can’t wait to see how many people are growing at least some of their own food in urban areas within the next five years. All we can hope is that it isn’t merely a trend that will fade away.

    — February 17, 2014 @ 13:55

  3. Stephen Wadding said:

    I agree with Michael that it seems so promising idea. The way plants grow through hydroponic systems is really impressive. This kind of hydroponic planters and lamps have require less space. These lamps are looking so gorgeous indeed.

    — February 21, 2014 @ 05:52

  4. Bob Magni said:

    These look awesome. Where can you buy these kits?

    — March 7, 2014 @ 13:03

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