Mixy's modular structure has a steel core, and a back cladding of porcelain stoneware in a variety of colours and textures. Mixy lends itself to unlimited length, corner and in-line realisations. The free and natural spread of the plant's roots is permitted by the absence of intermediate internal walls.
Technology and functionality
The Cubo modular planter has a steel base that is height-adjustable, both to suit the type of plant (short-root or long-root) and the weight bearing capacity of the terrace slab. The greatest weight of a planter is not rapresented by the material it is made of, but by the weight of the water-saturated soil.
Four Enkadrain panels are inserted in the inner walls of Cubo, which thermally insulate the soil (with a strong reduction in the thermal transmittance of the walls in summer), providing ventilation for the roots, but also for the lower layers of the planter. A watertight shaped PVC bag is placed on the steel bottom, which prevents contact between the walls, soil, humidity and fertiliser and ensures a long lifespan of the planter, as well as the overheating of the bottom.
Water reserve with controlled drainage
The second PVC bottom is equipped with an overflow drain with water retention function. When watering, the water flows through the pipe, arrives directly at the bottom and does not escape unless it reaches the overflow level. Clay and soil are given time to absorb it by capillarity and transfer it to the upper layers, ensuring a uniform moisture level over time. The drain can be cut or lengthened to increase the water reserve, and has a root inhibitor filter that prevents the water outlet hole from becoming blocked.
The drain can be connected to a hose holder. In this way, excess water can be channelled and conveyed to the nearest terrace drain, without spraying and soiling the floor.