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Moonbeam Flora

$15.00

Introducing Moonbeam Ruscus, the first in a collection of glowing flora.

For our most recent project with our resident scientists, Tyler Thrasher, we created glowing flora using our Europium glowing pigment after discussing whether bioluminescent houseplants could one day become a highly efficient method of providing indoor lighting—if only they could grow bright enough.

Remember in 2009 when so many people kept insisting that you absolutely had to go see the movie Avatar "because the colors are unreal"? 

In a similar but much more satisfying way, the results of our glowing flora process blew us away. It turned out even better than we expected, and honestly looks eerily mesmerizing in-person. 

The pale blue reminds us of the moonlight, providing a sole illuminating spectacle in a dark void.

 

 

Details:
  • The pigment is non-toxic, however the ruscus plant is poisonous to cats, so keep it away and out of reach of nibblers.
  • The whole piece is sealed in a waterproof UV protectant
  • This is a cutting that has been bleached and preserved to last forever with no maintenance 
  • The cutting is not a live specimen
  • A single charge can produce a glow lasting up to 30 hours
  • The glowing capability will not diminish over time
  • Fast Charging: Just 2 minutes of sunlight produces a bright glow
  • Maximum glow is 10x brighter than traditional glow-in-the-dark materials
  • Low-light charging: Even LED lights can produce a bright glow

 

The plant is a species of ruscus, a hardy evergreen shrub that has delicate-looking leaves but is described as "tough as nails". And the custom wooden stand is handmade in our shop with an understated, matte black coating. [We were previously offering a charred stand, but this was causing a bottleneck in fulfilling orders. If you’d prefer a charred cube over a matte black, leave an order note in the shopping cart.]

Available as a single ~6" stem or a full cluster (see images). Unfortunately we cannot ship this item to Australia or New Zealand.

 

We can't wait for you to see these in-person. But we also can't wait to see what you do with them. How will Moonbeam Flora fit into your life or those you love? Be sure to share them and tag us and #moonbeamflora so we can see.

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Customer Reviews

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A.M. (California, United States)
Moonbeam Flora

I absolutely love Tyler Thrasher’s work! Science + art = AWESOME

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S.W. (Oregon, United States)
The freaking coolest thing

Moonbeam Flora will blow your mind. And your child's mind. And probably your dog's mind... if you have a dog. This baby glows all night long and to be honest, looks beautiful in daylight as well. This won't be the only one I order.

J
J.B.
Beautiful!

So bright and holds charge for a long time!

P
P.G. (Mississippi, United States)
A Little Taste of What's Possible

I ordered a little piece of this Moonbeam Flora and I was knocked out at how bright and pleasant it is. I would absolutely LOVE to get a bunch more and put them around the house close to the windows. The blue light is soothing and long lasting. The look of it overall is like having a glimpse into the future of what we might achieve with genetic modification to tailor life to what we can imagine and help guide our own future into creating potentially symbiotic relationships with our environments rather than filling our world with synthetic pollutants. I understand that this isn't a fully modified plant on the genetic level... yet, but it is a truly inspired and inspiring concept. Sooner or later, science fiction becomes fact. This was a great purchase and I will purchase more in the future!

G
G. (Indiana, United States)
Super Cool

This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. Love everything Stem Cell does and can’t wait to continue supporting this small business

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C.H. (Washington, United States)

Moonbeam Flora

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R.C. (California, United States)
Rip off!

This is a dead branch of ??? That has been sprayed with ?? Glow paint? Does not glow bright as advertised. How can anyone do experiments on a piece of junk like this?

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
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A.M. (California, United States)
Moonbeam Flora

I absolutely love Tyler Thrasher’s work! Science + art = AWESOME

S
S.W. (Oregon, United States)
The freaking coolest thing

Moonbeam Flora will blow your mind. And your child's mind. And probably your dog's mind... if you have a dog. This baby glows all night long and to be honest, looks beautiful in daylight as well. This won't be the only one I order.

J
J.B.
Beautiful!

So bright and holds charge for a long time!

P
P.G. (Mississippi, United States)
A Little Taste of What's Possible

I ordered a little piece of this Moonbeam Flora and I was knocked out at how bright and pleasant it is. I would absolutely LOVE to get a bunch more and put them around the house close to the windows. The blue light is soothing and long lasting. The look of it overall is like having a glimpse into the future of what we might achieve with genetic modification to tailor life to what we can imagine and help guide our own future into creating potentially symbiotic relationships with our environments rather than filling our world with synthetic pollutants. I understand that this isn't a fully modified plant on the genetic level... yet, but it is a truly inspired and inspiring concept. Sooner or later, science fiction becomes fact. This was a great purchase and I will purchase more in the future!

G
G. (Indiana, United States)
Super Cool

This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. Love everything Stem Cell does and can’t wait to continue supporting this small business

C
C.H. (Washington, United States)

Moonbeam Flora

R
R.C. (California, United States)
Rip off!

This is a dead branch of ??? That has been sprayed with ?? Glow paint? Does not glow bright as advertised. How can anyone do experiments on a piece of junk like this?

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