If you did not inherit your mother's green thumb, the Joey Roth self-watering planter will save you from family banishment.
The earthenware pot is dual-chambered with water held in the inner section (there is a lid to prevent evaporation). The material of the pot is porous, which means that with time, water will seep out in a measured fashion. This way, your plants will always have a supply of water to drink from! This ingenious design is perfect for those who are always away traveling, or for those who are just forgetful.
Inspired by outdoor irrigation systems of Native American Tribes, Roth's goal was to harness its power to make a mini, household version. The donut-shaped plant holder sells for $45.