FAQ | Hexagro
Living Farming Tree
Aeroponics is an indoor farming technology developed by NASA in the 80s to create a new sustainable way to produce food in space.
Aeroponic works with no soil and no liquid water (on the contrary to the most common hydroponic systems).
Plants are grown on an inert substrate and the roots are freely let to develop beneath. Then, as for our Living Farming Tree, the watering system is represented by a specific mist of water and nutrients, saving up to 90% of water consumption.
With aeroponics, roots remain well aerated and absorb more oxygen, more nutrients and therefore grow faster, tastier and more nutritious.
The modularity of our system lets you produce any plant you want, as long as it can be grown aeroponically. Sorry to say that, this means you cannot plant a cherry tree in the Living Farming Tree. However, you can go from microgreens and sprouts up to aromatic herbs, salads, leafy greens, and berries.
Depending on the number of modules you want to install into the system, you can produce from 24 lettuces or 96 basil plants per month, up to as much as you want. Sky is the limit!
Each module has 6 baskets for the plant roots, depending on the type of plant you produce, you can fit from 1 to 4/5 seeds in each basket.
Our aeroponic technology uses no pesticides nor harsh chemicals. We use a unique blend of nutrients specifically developed for this specific indoor farming technique.
We do not use, suggest or provide any synthetically derived substance to grow plants with the Living Farming Tree, and therefore there should not be any reasons why the products/fruits grown in the systems might be considered unsafe.
Additionally, we are working hard to develop our farming systems with the most sustainable materials possible. When not available due to engineering restriction, we still require from our partners very high standards of sustainability and safety for the production and assembly.
We know food is a serious thing and we definitely don’t mess with it!
Honestly? Easier than cooking a spaghetti dish! (And we don’t say this because we come from Italy)
We are putting enormous resources, both human and technological, into developing an emotional urban farming experience and provide our users with the easiest way to grow fresh and healthy plants all year round.
The automation of the system manages independently each module, meaning that every crop type will receive the right amount of water, nutrients, and light depending on its precise needs and photosynthesis period.
What you will have to do is only to install it, place the plants in the modules and tell our application which plants you are growing in each module. Our system will automatically define the best production pattern for your plants and start guiding you towards your first harvest.
So, no worries: when your basil will be ready, our app will remind you to pick it up!
Well, the key word here is freedom! You will always have complete control over the system and nobody except you will decide what and how to manage it. The app is there just for guiding and suggesting you with awesome tips on how to get the most out of it!
The Living Farming Tree only needs one socket where to plug the electrical cable and one Wi-Fi connection. Easy, right?
Depending on how you configure it, the actual consumption can vary but always take into account that the biggest configuration now available (13 modules) consumes way less than 150W. No idea about what 150W means? Imagine the most energy-efficient fridge you can buy today and then divide it by half… well, even less than that!
The way it looks today, the Living Farming Tree is a prototype resulting from many years of designing and perfecting sleepless nights. The last version of our system will arrive at your place in a box, exactly like when you bring home your IKEA closet. Our digital interface will guide you through the assembly and installation!
Today, people spend up to three-quarter of their lives working, but the workplace is often perceived as a stressful environment that damages our personal wellness. As a result, staying productive and engaged all the time is hard, especially in an uncomfortable office.
A wide range of business cases show that reconnecting people to Nature (especially through interactive experiences) in the workplace can have a strong impact on business performance; in particular, benefits are found in employee productivity, engagement, and creativity, as well as in talent attraction and retention rates.
If you are looking for new solutions to boost your employee engagement and performance, do not hesitate to contact our team members. We are looking forward to collaborating with other people sharing our same values!
We are working hard to make our system every day more customizable! Still, today you can choose between three different sizes (S, M, and L, see above for the specifications) and a variety of finishing, ranging from the traditional (recycled!) white plastic we use to show to other nature-inspired colors.
Contact us at email@example.com for receiving our catalog and we will do our best to meet your personal tastes!
The Living Farming Tree is currently available for corporate clients only, but if you are an individual and you dream to have it in your home, you can pre-book it here and we’ll let you know as soon as we plan to launch it to the general public!
The smallest configuration of our vertical garden holds up to 20 plants, and the biggest up to 40. It’s up to you to decide what to plant, you can get as creative as you’d like, or just stick to one variety at the time.
Poty is currently offered in its light-green and white combination.
If you have any special request, don’t hesitate to reach us out at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what can be done!
Poty has a water pump at the bottom of the system that pumps water into the different modules and its irrigation schedule can be set up with our digital timer included in the box.
The reservoir can hold up to 5L of water and nutrients, this on average lasts between 3-5 days in summer and over a week in colder seasons.
The energy consumption of the water pump is between 15-25W. Less than a couple of LED lamps ;)
You can use an extension cord to connect Poty to a plug. If you don’t want to have an extension cord lying around, you can easily plug it in exclusively when you want to water the plants.
Keep in mind that doing so the automated irrigation will become manual: the automated irrigation only works if the pump and the timer are connected to the electricity.
If you don’t want to plug it in, you’ll have to pay attention to the irrigation times presented in Hexbee to make sure your plants are receiving enough water.
The system has a sturdy aluminum base to ensure excellent stability even when fully loaded. At the same time 4 wheels ensure it can be moved if needed.
We can't guarantee Poty is hurricane-proof yet, but in very windy areas a hook can easily be added to the wall to make the system even more stable.
[The hook is not supplied by Hexagro due to the different compositions of each wall]
You can expect to reach a total weight of the system (with substrate, water and plants growing) between 20/25Kg for Poty S kit and 40/45Kg for Poty L kit.
It’s very easy! Thanks to the support of Hexbee, our digital farming assistant, no green thumb is required to have a successful harvest.
After assembly, you just have to germinate the plant from seed or directly transplant our seasonal seedlings.
The automated fertigation system will then take care of watering the plants and delivering the nutrients wherever needed!
You only need to make sure the container doesn't run out of water, but we’ll send you some reminders, hence no worries ;)
Well, the key word here is freedom! You will always have complete control over the system and nobody except you will decide what and how to manage it.
The app is there just for guiding and suggesting you with awesome tips on how to get the most out of it!
You simply need a free area of about 2 sq. feet / 1 sq. meter and the possibility to plug the water pump cable to a socket.
That’s it, the rest of the resources and components will come within the product package
It could yes, but you need to make sure it is positioned in a room with plenty of natural light, aim for 6-8 hours a day, otherwise most edible plants won’t grow efficiently.
Our team of agronomists is committed to offering varieties that are well adapted to the different climates and seasons of our users.
So even during fall and winter we are able to offer a selection of seeds and seedlings suitable for colder temperatures.
All assembly steps will be shown in the product manual and also visible via the digital experience Hexbee.
Every garden needs some love and care to grow efficiently. Poty has an automated irrigation system so most of the job will be done by itself.
You’ll need to refill the water in the container 1-2 times a week. You will also have to add nutrients to the water once a week, trim plants when needed or empty the pots when you restart a new full cultivation.
But no worries! Every step will be guided by Hexbee, you digital farming assistant.
Thanks to the automated irrigation you can leave with peace of mind. Remember that depending on the season you will have to refill water from 1 to 2 times a week. So make sure your reservoir is full before you depart!
You will receive Poty with the Starter Kit to begin growing your plants starting from seeds. Inside, you’ll also find the nutrients and substrate needed for your first months of cultivation.
If you want to buy germinated plants, you can do so directly in the Extra Resources page.
Some products, like nutrients, substrate and exclusive plant varieties, are only available to our registered Urban Farmers. You aren’t one yet? What are you waiting for, choose your Poty system now!
The seeds you will receive in your Starter Kit will be selected by our agronomist team based on availability and seasonality.
However, you can visit our Extra Resources page to include seedlings and growing kits into your order!
The Starter Kit is designed to last one full cultivation cycle, hence you can consider around 2/3 months depending on plant variety and season.
After that you will be able to re-order all the resources you will need to grow again here.
At Hexagro, we sincerely care about our planet and every day we strive to make our products and services more sustainable.
Today, the power of our Living Farming Tree is represented by its complete modularity (meaning that when something is not working properly, it is not necessary to replace the entire system but only the specific malfunctioning component) and the possibility to upgrade the existing system on an ongoing basis.
A similar approach is shared with Poty product line, a fully modular and scalable vertical garden.
Our mission is to lower the material consumption as much as possible, besides selecting recycled materials and tracking the entire supply chain of the components we use. Circular is the new black! Read more about our sustainability awards here
The benefit of vertical farming technologies are today a luxury that just a few countries can afford.
However, the entire world needs a new food system, that is equal, abundant and high-quality for all. For this reason, Hexagro is deeply committed to sharing its know-how and technology with social projects in order to exponentially increase the availability of vertical farming to everyone, also in developing countries.
Read more about our social commitments here.
We’d love to use fully sustainable materials that are recyclable, composable, and cause no harms to the environment. However, for technological requirements we cannot always avoid plastic.
For this reason, we commit to never use single-use plastic and make sure that through our circular economy model, all our products’ components get the longest and greenest lifecycle.
Read more about our circular economy approach here.
We pride ourselves to be a multicultural team, made of individuals that everyday contribute to the success of this organization thanks to their individual commitments to make our food system more sustainable and accessible.
We promote horizontal collaboration where everybody is accountable for their leading projects/areas and we all work to support each other in this hard but rewarding path. If you are interested to be part of this team, please visit this page for details or contact us at: email@example.com