Plant on Life Support
The plant in question is
supported on an IV stand along with an IV bottle, a peristaltic IV
pump, a device called the "Vegitech Photonic Controller," and a
neon lamp containing red and blue elements. Everything is actual,
hospital-grade equipment except for the Vegitech unit and the lamp
which I constructed myself. It's all plugged nto a "power ball"
at the bottom of the stand. Nutrients and water in the IV bottle
are force-fed to the plant automatically by the Sabratech (c)
peristaltic pump. The Vegitech controller provides the
plant with various forms of pulsating light during specified time
intervals. Everything is programable by the care-giver.
Post-script: The plant loved being on life support and grew
straight up into the lamp while sporting large, mutated-looking leaves.
Sadly, the plant later died after I took it off the life support
and tried to care for it myself "the old fashioned way."