Plantygon - Modular Geometric Stacking Planter for Succulents

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Plantygon - Modular Geometric Stacking Planter for Succulents by printfutura Jul 23, 2017


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Plantygon is a modular geometric stacking planter. Designed to accommodate my growing collection of succulents, it is based on the truncated octohedron which can tesselate in 3D space. This allows each planter to stack together in any combination that you’d like!

Each planter has a sloped inner drain leading to holes which drain into the neighboring planters. A version without drainage holes is also available for indoor use.

Printed planters available on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrintFutura

Print more to build your garden as your succulents propagate, or collect many varieties of tiny plants!

Designed in Autodesk Fusion 360 on macbook, and printed on Ultimaker 2+ at 0.15 mm layer height.

Supports optional depending on your printer’s bridging ability, I print in Cura with supports set to ‘Touching Buildplate’.

Updated files with improved printability now available! I reworked the inner surfaces and made some other small tweaks to improve the print quality of the top half of the part.

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Supports optional depending on your printer’s bridging ability, I print in Cura with supports set to ‘Touching Buildplate’.

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Hello all,,,! Is it possible for the printing to take almost 8 hours for each one? go 4 hours 22 minutes for less than 50 percent right now.
My printer is Prusa i3
Thank you

Mine leaks horribly (the one without holes) any idea how to get them more waterproof?

I havent made this planter but I have made a few different ones. I use Titebond III wood glue and brush that on the inside of them. Its waterproof and FDA approved for indirect food contact. I got it from homedepot.

I print mine with pretty thick layers, which may help. You could try adjusting your infill overlap % or flow multiplier.

This is so cool - great design and fun to work with. Thank you!

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Some things I noticed with these:

  1. Print upside down if you dont want to use supports, the areas that will sag are the areas that will be covered with dirt anyways
  2. Plant might outgrow quickly but you can always scale these up and they scale nicely.
  3. Kind of sturdy, be careful when stacking them.
  4. at 140% scale they take about eight hours to print. Maker Select V2 w/ Mods

isn't pla bidegradable

Yeah, but maybe spray with a protective coating or sealant first before adding dirt?

Mine have held up pretty well without coating/sealants, but you could coat them with brush-on epoxy or concrete sealant if you want to protect them. The plants I've used don't require frequent watering which has probably helped.

Excellent idea but ... what if the plant overgrow ? :P
Design one with removable top :P

About how long would one of these take?

Quick recommendation make one with the drain holes that come out only one or 2 sides

these look very nice i will definetly print them but how big are these

They are 100mm^3. I've had luck with scaling them and still having the interlock work between 75%-125%

Your plants are going to outgrow their plantygons quickly, which you might be able to remedy with a more hollow-ish plantygon to stack below and above.

The hollow-ish is a nice idea :)

They would likely grow sideways after hitting a wall/ceiling and exit the plantygon towards the sunlight.

Or just scale them up and print bigger ones!