Thompson & Morgan is claiming to have introduced the world's first electricity-generating sunflower.
The PowerFlower can charge mobile phones and tablets or can be used for lighting. Plants are supplied 12 inches high, and in bud.
Customers can buy a ‘SunCharge’ model, which features a waterproof USB port, pre-installed into the stem, for charging a range of devices with USB connections.
Alternatively, the ‘SunLight’ model is available, where the main flower head has a light bulb socket pre-installed, meaning the plant can be used for lighting in the home.
This dwarf, potted PowerFlower is the first step in a whole new world of electricity. A strong charge is created due to friction built up in the fibrous tissue of the plant stem.
T&M say the exact technology of the patented ‘S-Stem’ is being kept a secret until after April Fool's Day.