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

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Sarah Biddlecombe

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.


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Sarah Biddlecombe

Sarah Biddlecombe is an award-winning journalist and Digital Features Editor at Stylist

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