Patent Number: 6,253,488

Title: Two-part plant pot having a transparent internal plant-growing vessel

Abstract: A plant pot providing an internal plant growing vessel formed at least partially from a transparent material. The plant pot can be formed in two portions, an internal vessel and an external vessel. To allow the root and soil matrix condition to be viewed without lifting the plant out of its pot, the internal vessel is manufactured from a transparent material. The internal vessel may be supported within the exterior vessel by a rim or tabs projecting from the top of the internal vessel and bearing against the upper rim of the exterior vessel. Alternatively, a support may be located in the base part of the interior vessel and bear against the base part of the exterior vessel. The plant pot may have a variety of geometries including circular, rectangular, square and the like. The exterior vessel may be adapted so as to prevent the admission of light into the space between the interior and exterior vessels thereby avoiding root damage from prolonged exposure to light. The plant pot may find application in domestic garden situations, house plant environments as well as market gardens and other commercial environments.

Inventors: Murfin; Matthew (Sheerwater, Woking, Surrey, GB)


International Classification: A01G 9/02 (20060101); A01G 009/02 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018