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It's Hard to Believe These Levitating Planters Are for Real

House Beautiful Logo By Ann Lien of House Beautiful | Slide 1 of 11: Your eyes aren't deceiving you: These are real-life levitating planters! And just like in the classic magic trick, while they're hovering in midair, you can quickly sweep your finger between the planter and platform-or even give them a gentle spin. The secret is in the age-old technology of magnets. If you remember from grade school, when both north pole ends of two magnets face each other, there’s a strong magnetic repulsion. The platform and pot are essentially both north poles, and that’s how the planter stays afloat. Neat, right? Three key things to remember:(1) When you’re setting the planter in place, use both hands to center it properly, or the south pole end make get attracted to the platform and turn your planter upside down, making a mess; (2) Remember to remove the planter before you turn off the platform or it could come crashing down-again, making a mess. And (3) each device has its own weight limit, so be sure that the total weight of soil + plant doesn’t exceed that, or it’ll be too heavy to levitate. Note that these all come with just the planter and magnetic platform, so fill it with the air plant, succulent, or bonsai plant of your choice.Once it’s afloat, it’s a magical sight. No wizardry necessary!

Your eyes aren't deceiving you: These are real-life levitating planters! And just like in the classic magic trick, while they're hovering in midair, you can quickly sweep your finger between the planter and platform-or even give them a gentle spin.

The secret is in the age-old technology of magnets. If you remember from grade school, when both north pole ends of two magnets face each other, there’s a strong magnetic repulsion. The platform and pot are essentially both north poles, and that’s how the planter stays afloat. Neat, right?

Three key things to remember:(1) When you’re setting the planter in place, use both hands to center it properly, or the south pole end make get attracted to the platform and turn your planter upside down, making a mess; (2) Remember to remove the planter before you turn off the platform or it could come crashing down-again, making a mess. And (3) each device has its own weight limit, so be sure that the total weight of soil + plant doesn’t exceed that, or it’ll be too heavy to levitate. Note that these all come with just the planter and magnetic platform, so fill it with the air plant, succulent, or bonsai plant of your choice.

Once it’s afloat, it’s a magical sight. No wizardry necessary!

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