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# Why We've Got the Honeycomb: Nature's Favorite Pattern [Gallery]

Just like the honeycomb, GrowUp’s greenwalls are made up of nature’s favorite pattern: the six-sided hexagon. Read why this is the best greenwall layout.

Just like the honeycomb, GrowUp’s vertical garden is made up of nature’s favorite pattern: the six-sided hexagon. But what is so special about a hexagon and why is it nature’s favorite pattern?

#### THE HONEYCOMB CONJECTURE:

The honeycomb conjecture is a mathematical hypothesis which states that “a regular hexagonal grid or honeycomb is the best way to divide a surface into regions of equal area with the least total perimeter”.

In 1999, mathematician Thomas C. Hales proved the hypothesis with the statement:

Image source: Wikipedia

In layman terms, the honeycomb pattern is the most spatially efficient design, leaving minimum wasted space between objects. Nature has truly mastered mathematical perfection - and humans are only just catching up!

Have a look at these amazing examples of nature’s impeccable design, utilizing the hexagon.

#### HONEYCOMBS

Image source: Math Munch

#### FLIES EYES

Image source: Insect

#### SNOWFLAKES

Image source: Science Geist

#### HEXAGON POOL, GOLAN HEIGHTS (SYRIA)

Image source: Technocratic Revolution

#### GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, NORTHERN IRELAND

Image source: All That is Interesting

#### PINEAPPLES

Image source: Pixabay

#### TURTLE AND TORTOISE SHELLS

Image source: Pixabay

#### WATER BUBBLES

Image source: Nautilus

#### CORAL

Image source: Infinity Imagined

GrowUp Vertical Farming’s vertical planting system has mimicked nature’s perfection, with its spatially efficient hexagonal structure.

Plants are generally round at their base, and so the hexagon (which is almost round) is a perfect fit for their root system. This means that your decorative, green wall won’t have any unsightly gaps or “dead space” between pots. The pots also create a pixel effect, which is perfectly suited to planting different colors to create living art. This clever design leaves minimal wasted space and also lends itself to a lush, aesthetically pleasing garden faster than any other shaped planting system would.

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Posted by Grant Leishman