#602: Treebreather

Imitation plants and flowers can now be made so convincing as to be indistinguishable from the real thing -at least until inspected using a magnifying glass. Convincing visually, but maybe not in other ways.

Today’s invention is a pot for imitation plants which contains a reservoir of oxygen, water and a scent chosen to match the inserted plant. The gas propels the scent and small amounts of water vapour into the local atmosphere, according to a daily cycle, providing many of the extra benefits which living vegetation can.

A deluxe version might incorporate a plant with small paper flowers which open over time (by gradual absorption of the expelled water vapour, perhaps). The pot might even contain a small carbon dioxide scrubber unit to help further freshen the air.

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