They were replanted several times as they grew, finally ending up in a sub-irrigated planter made from a translucent storage box.
The good news is that they now have a new home in the education greenhouse curated by Ashley Gamel at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
The move was the subject of a recent BBG staff workshop. We removed the trees from the storage box SIP, separated them and replanted each tree in a sub-irrigated planter made from a clear plastic ice bucket.
These planters will allow children to see the secret life of plant roots and how sub-irrigation works.
These trees are the first sub-irrigated plants in all of BBG. In the higher light of the BBG greenhouse, we can now look forward to white flowers and coffee beans. Let the beans begin!
See a full set of photos on Flickr.