MIT engineers have designed entirely new kind of plant that illuminates the lights. Yes, you heard right. By embedding specialized Nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant, they induced the plants to give off dim light for nearly four hours. The vision is to make a plant that will function as a desk lamp. But this made event planners think about their event décor options. If this becomes a reality, then there is no need to wrap LED lights around the plant to décor the events. The plant glow by itself with no wires and zero lighting maintenance.