Does anyone have any special insight into what goes into selecting plants for a living roof? Heat absorption? Root Depth? Water needs / drought tolerance?

For the last three days, my plantdata imports run all day with no issues, and die promptly at 2:37am my time.
Because of course they do.

Hi! I'm K4.
I took up hobby gardening and amateur botany as a way to put my open-source software job down sometimes... until I noticed that those things could go together in new and interesting ways. I've been building an open, highly-queryable plant/growing database that anyone can edit or help curate. Nothing really to show off yet (I'm up to my eyeballs in initial data imports rn), but there is a blog up at with project updates.

/me waves enthusiastically

Sunbeam City 🌻

Sunbeam City is a solarpunk instance.