Article by Tess Allen, Civilized
The world’s first “plug-and-plant” cannabis grow chamber essentially got its start because founder Yoni Ofir wanted to take his girlfriend on a weekend getaway – and realized he couldn’t step away from his precious plants for that long.
“I’ve been using cannabis to help treat anxiety ever since I finished my military service in 2010, and during that time, I grew my own supply because it was a lot of fun, it saved me a ton of money, and I knew I was getting the best quality product,” Ofir told Civilized over the phone from his home in Israel.
“I came to realize it was way too time-consuming, and [eventually] stopped growing because it was taking too long. I had to monitor the plants every day, and I couldn’t take my girlfriend on a weekend away or else the plants would die if I didn’t have someone to take care of them for me.”
Just like that, the idea for Leaf was conceived.
The automatic grow chamber resembles a sleek mini fridge to the untrained eye – and fits like one, too. Simply plug it in beside a desk or in the back of your closet, plant your seeds (or your clones) and let Leaf do the rest of the work.