Pots and vases get the job done growing flowers, but these multifunctional plant growers can do more than just that. Creative renditions of traditional planters like terrarium iPhone docks, plant-growing urinals, blackboard herb gardens and plant-focused furnishings prove that a little piece of nature can grow in just about anything. All these multi-purpose designs infuse natural growth with practical functions.

The Aqua Mini Capsule is worth noting. This tiny wall-mount grows plants using absolutely no soil, but fish's waste. It's a visually intriguing decoration for a home and is also an innovative fish tank. The Cindy is another design that uses nontraditional substances to feed plant growth; this plant grower turns cigarette ash into fertilizer. This ashtray-planter hybrid is environmentally friendly in more than one way. Such designs can perform two tasks at once, requiring less purchases for a more valuable and efficient one.