The Starlight Avatar, a new “autoluminescent” plant, is the latest effort in exploring organic lighting as an alternative to traditional electric sources. The current plant variety developed by the St. Louis research company Bioglow has a lifespan of two-to-three months and is for indoor use. The website for Bioglow mentions that progress in improving the strength of the light emitted from their plants is being made, moving them closer to their mission of developing “novel ornamental plant varieties and green alternatives to electricity-consuming light sources.”
Maybe not yet ready to be integrated into the guest experience and landscaping at venues, but the possibilities are not hard to imagine.
On January 31, the first 20 plants will be available through an auction.