Starlight Avatar, the first plant that emits light

For a couple of years there has been a lot of talk on portals about ecology and the environment about creating ecological plants that emit light , with the aim that in the future we can replace the light bulbs that we currently use with these vegetables.

And, although we are still a long way from achieving it, the truth is that researchers from a company called Bioglow, located in the United States, have achieved a luminescent plant that is not capable of lighting up a room… but it is capable of decorating it in a very special way. and, above all, different from any other. They call it Starlight Avatar , referring to the light-emitting plants in the Avatar movie.Starlight Avatar

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This curious plant is genetically modified, and is neither more nor less than a Nicotiana tabacum , that is, a tobacco plant. This species behaves as an annual, that is, in the course of a year it must germinate, flower and bear fruit, characteristics that have been affected after having manipulated its genes so that it emits light. The life expectancy of the Starlight Avatar is about three months , and it must be protected from light, which is why it is not recommended to have it in a garden.

The Bioglow company is about to auction twenty copies for the general public, which will end up inside a home where more than one visitor will surely be very surprised to see it. These auctions will start with one dollar. The winner will receive a grow kit in addition to the strange and curious plant of course.

Starlight Avatar

If Bioglow succeeds in selling its bioluminescent plants, it’s likely that other companies will jump in and create their own , and who knows, maybe even brighter light.

What do you think about this topic? Would you like to have a Starlight Avatar?

Starlight Avatar, the first plant that emits light

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