Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Life after death: this pot turns your ashes into a plant after you die

plant.jpg

We've already learnt about egg-shaped burial pods that can turn your body into a tree after you die. 

Now, the world's first incubator and urn has been developed to allow loved ones to transform your ashes into a flourishing plant after your death and cremation. 

And, uniquely, the size of the kit means the plant can be grown at home, allowing the owner of your plant to be with you whenever they wish.

bio urn

The incubator and urn have been created by Bios Urn, a Barcelona based company run by two brothers, Gerard and Roger Moliné.

The kit, called the Bios Incube, is compatible with any type of seed, meaning a person can grow into whichever type of plant they wish. It works in two simple steps.

First, the person's ashes are placed in the biodegradable urn, which in turn is planted into the incubator.

bio incube

Second, the bios sensor is placed over the top of the urn. The sensor is then synced to a mobile phone app that tracks the growth of the plant and tells the owner if it needs more light. 

bio incube

Cleverly, the incubator is also filled with a supply of water, which the sensor automatically uses to water the plant when it needs it.

bio urn

After first conceiving of the idea back in January last year, the brothers started a Kickstarter campaign to secure funds to mass produce the urns - and despite only being set up this month, they have already exceeded the backing they needed to make the project a success.

The price of a Bios Incube is currently set at £431.50, with an extra cost of £78.45 for personalisation.

bios incube

A video made by the brothers to describe the project said, "We think death is a transformation and a return to life through nature."

Watch below or visit their website to purchase an Incube.

Related

facebook.jpg

Dead people may outnumber the living on Facebook by end of the century

1930433_31022120725_9674_n.jpg

Why I won't let fear stop me from travelling alone as a woman

Credit Suszi Lurie McFadden.jpg

Widow, Lucy Kalanithi, on how to grieve and breathe after death

dream.jpg

The real meanings behind our surreal but common dreams

happiness balloon.jpg

This is the optimum age for happiness in the UK

ad_193742275.jpg

Dying teen writes inspiring guide to happiness

ThinkstockPhotos-505537368.jpg

Ten brilliant books to guide you through each chapter of life

chantal unconventional apology project.jpg

Project captures powerful images of domestic violence survivors

ThinkstockPhotos-485311507.jpg

Why I love graveyards: peaceful spots for quiet contemplation

Comments

More

At last - Britain's first gravy bar is coming

Finally, a proper way to enjoy chips

by Anna Pollitt
27 Mar 2017

“When are you going to get hitched?” How to tackle intrusive questions

Useful responses for the most annoying of questions

27 Mar 2017

Oh, happy day: a live Sister Act show is coming to London

Featuring a 35-piece gospel choir and full band

by Moya Crockett
27 Mar 2017

Westworld creators answer one of the big questions about Maeve

And star Thandie Newton addresses the show’s violence toward women

by Amy Swales
27 Mar 2017

Women link hands on Westminster Bridge to honour victims

Many wore blue as a symbol of hope and peace

by Anna Pollitt
27 Mar 2017

New report: endometriosis symptoms often “dismissed” by doctors

42% of women said they were “not treated with dignity and respect” by doctors

by Amy Swales
27 Mar 2017

Airline defends decision to ban girls from flight for wearing leggings

The incident was “sexist and sexualised young girls”, according to an observer.

by Moya Crockett
27 Mar 2017

Deliveroo is giving away free ice cream to make your Monday better

That's your lunch break sorted.

by Hayley Spencer
27 Mar 2017

Muslim witness of Westminster attack responds to Islamophobic trolls

A picture of the woman walking on Westminster Bridge has been shared widely

by Nicola Colyer
24 Mar 2017

Bright, beautiful and bold Easter cake inspiration

Stylish bake ideas to nick and claim as your own

by Amy Swales
24 Mar 2017