That Click and Grow sure makes growing plants extremely convenient. If you want to plant something they don’t offer in a cartridge, though, that computerized pot just isn’t going to be of much use. The 120-Day Self-Watering Planter, however, should serve you just fine.
Designed by a horticulturalist from Oregon University, the planter integrates a hydration system that allows it to keep any plant you put in the container to be sufficiently watered for up to 120 consecutive days. Just make sure you leave yourself a reminder after four months to refill the water reservoir before going back to your careless ways.
Even if you’re diligent about watering your indoor flora, the 120-Day Self-Watering Planter should make for an ideal place to keep your plants. Using a patented vacuum capillary system, it ensures your plants are never over- or under-watered, delivering the ideal amount of hydration even for hard-to-grow specimens directly to the roots.
You can fill the planter directly with soil or you can put a separately potted plant in it (it will take pots between 4 to 6 inches in diameter). Just fill up the tank with water, set it in an area where sunlight gets in and you’re done. You don’t even need to worry about any mess as the pot chamber comes lined with an absorbent mat that tidies up any spilled liquids.
The 120-Day Self-Watering Planter is made from ABS plastic and measures 7 x 9 inches (h x d). It’s available now from Hammacher Schlemmer, priced at $39.95.