Anyone who has ever owned a Volkswagen Beetle knows how cool it is to put flowers in the dashboard vase. Now you can have the same flair on your commuter bike. Georgia based Wearable Planter created a tiny planter that connects to pretty much any bike.
The Bike Planter is created digitally with modeling software and then 3D printed out of nylon before being hand dyed and sealed. Due to the hand dyeing process, the color may vary slightly from planter to planter.
Measuring 2.3 inches tall, 1.4 inches wide, and 1 inch deep, the tiny planter attaches firmly to your bike with an elastic nylon cord, and will fit snugly on most tube sizes.
You may be wondering, “How do I plant something in one of these Bike Planters?” The company recommends clippings from succulents that have taken root or large air plants. To plant succulents, insert a few pinches of soil into the planter then carefully insert the plant. Add some more soil above the roots or base to secure the plant in place. Succulents like lots of sun and sparse watering–be sure not to over water and let the soil dry out between waterings.
For air plants, add a drop of glue from a hot glue gun into the planter where you want your plant, and then position your plant inside. Now you are ready to attach it to your bike. Caring for your air plant once you’ve mounted it is very simply. A small spray of water a few times a week will be enough to keep it healthy, and make sure it gets indirect sunlight when you’re not wearing it.
The Bike Planter retails for $45 and comes in a variety of colors to match your bike.