Whether you’re going on vacation or you’re just too busy living your life, consistently watering indoor plants can be a challenge. But the days of busting out your watering can and breaking your back in the garden are over. Some clever geniuses have created self-watering pots that make those herb gardens, flowers, and other plants a cinch to maintain. Whether you’re a busy mom or someone who doesn’t have the attention span to maintain a garden, these easy products are so simple, anyone can do them!
Self Watering Plant
This gorgeous planter looks normal enough, but it's actually two planters in one. The interior includes a water tray that tunnels water directly to the plant's roots. All you have to do is refill the inner tray once a month or so. Easy!
Where to buy: $24.99, Amazon
Grobal Self Watering 2
Grobal Self-Watering Planter
If you're looking for something smaller and cheaper (and cuter), this planter by Grobal is similar to other self-watering plants, but it also comes with a window to check the water level.
Where to buy: $19.99, Amazon
Dr Moss Self Watering Pot
Dr. Moss Aquaponic Fish Tank Aquarium
If you're new to aquaponics, you're in for a treat. The term refers to a system of raising fish and plants together, usually in the same tank or pot. Plants feed off of fish waste while the plant purifies water for the fish, making the whole thing mutually beneficial. All you have to do is clean the tank once every three weeks or so.
Where to buy: $8.76, Amazon
Penn Plax Aquaponic Pot
Penn-Plax Aquaponic Betta Fish Tank
If you're looking for something a little bigger (or if you have bigger fish), this planter is perfect. If you're feeling super lazy, you can simply put a fake plant on top and still have a nice decorative piece.
Where to buy: $9.66, Amazon
Aquaphonic Herb Garden
Aquaphoric Herb Garden Tub
Now you can easily grow your own herbs or keep your store-bought herbs fresher longer with this self-watering tub. A built-in aquifer keeps the soil nice and wet for weeks, which means you only have to water your plant monthly instead of daily.
Where to buy: $36.99, Amazon
Back To The Roots Tomato Plant
Self-Watering Tomato Planter
Grow your own organic tomatoes right at home in a cute jar! The jar comes with an inner pot made of microporous clay that water slowly seeps out of and into the soil. Simply fill the water pot once a week and you'll have juicy tomatoes ready to eat.
Where to buy: $30, Amazon
Self Watering Herb Garden Cole
Self-Watering Indoor Herb Garden Planter
This is more of an herb saver than an herb planter, but it's perfect for keeping your store-bought herbs fresh for longer while requiring 40 percent less watering. An interior hydro-pad allows herbs to draw water as needed. All you have to do is pour water into the easy sprout every five days.
Where to buy: $19.99, Amazon
This automatic water system allows you to water plants for weeks at a time without having to bust out the ol' watering can. Simply fill up each spike with water, push the spike into the soil, and place the connecting hose into a container of water. The plant will automatically water itself.
Where to buy: $10.95, Amazon
Plant Watering Spikes
Automatic Plant Water Devices
Simply use any bottleneck glass bottle (like a wine bottle), fill it with water, and place on top of the stake. Next, place the stake into the soil and let Mother Nature do the rest. Doesn't get any simpler than that.
Where to buy: $14.95, Amazon
Aqua Globes Horiz
You probably have seen these on TV, but don't let those cheesy infomercials distract you. These things actually work and are great for lazy gardeners. Similar to using the water spikes, you simply need to fill the globes and stick them in the soil of your plant for self-watering that lasts up to two weeks.
Where to buy: $13.00, Amazon