Gallery: IKEA’s Miniature Greenhouse Lets Anyone Create Their Own Indoo...


Don’t have room in your yard for your own greenhouse? Never fear – Swedish retailer IKEA has a solution. Their adorable SOCKER mini greenhouse is the perfect place to raise your favorite plants, indoors or out. The planter looks just like a life-size greenhouse, and it easily opens via a hatch set into the peaked roof.

The roof hatch is set onto a triangular frame, which lets in ample fresh air to give the plants inside plenty of breathing room and circulation. Should the interior get too hot, the adjustable roof vents can be left open to lower the interior temperature. Plants can also be easily watered using the movable hatches.

The greenhouse can be used for standard houseplants or for raising seedlings, as it provides an insulated environment for the plants inside to thrive. The rest is up to you. Fill the mini greenhouse with potted greens for a window sill, or with flowering buds for a living center piece. Or, put the greenhouse in the kitchen, and create an edible garden of fresh herbs for cooking.

Terrariums are a great way to grow plants indoors, and they’re perfect for city dwellers with smaller houses or apartments. If a yard or outside gardening plot is out of the question, that doesn’t mean growing your own plants is impossible – at $19.99, this IKEA mini greenhouse can give any home a garden.


Via Not Cot



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  1. rmbarret May 15, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    The green house is horrible…. Doesnt hold together. If you are leaving it in place and not needing to move it, it is OK, but other than that it is a typical Ikea product.

  2. zvillemom August 1, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Um..did you actually see one of these? The quality of construction is terrible. It doesn’t hold together well. I haven’t been able to keep anything alive in it.

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