THE BEST Plants

Succulent Plant Multi-packs

Succulent Plant Multi-packs

Green thumb or no, you should have no trouble keeping these little indoor plants alive and happy in your home or office. These grower’s choice plant sets from Costa Farms include an assortment of succulents, each in a 2″ pot and ready to flourish with a little sunlight and water when their soil is dry.

Baby Yoda Chia Pet

Baby Yoda Chia Pet

Take your love for The Child from The Mandalorian and channel it into nurturing a living thing. NECA did a great job capturing the adorable and mysterious Jedi creature as he peers out from his floating terracotta baby stroller, nestled among a blanket of lush greenery.

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Camper Van Planters

Camper Van Planters

We’re suckers for just about anything in the shape of VW’s iconic Type 2 vans from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Cedar and Stone Garden’s 5″ x 3″ concrete microbus planters are perfect for growing all your indoor succulent hippie plants. They’re available numerous colors, including tie dye.

A Concert for 2,292 House Plants

A Concert for 2,292 House Plants

In a bold leaf of faith, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house staged its first concert since the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown… to a full house of houseplants. The UceLi Quartet performed Giacomo Puccini’s “I Crisantemi” for 2,292 plants, one in every red velvet seat. Conceived by Spanish artist Eugenio Ampudia.

“Weird Al” Chia Pet

“Weird Al” Chia Pet

Fans of “Weird Al” Yankovic finally have a Chia Pet to call their own. NECA’s officially-licensed clay head lets you grow the novelty musician’s iconic ‘fro atop his noggin, so you can watch your plants grow as you crank up some White & Nerdy. We wonder if you could get some seeds to sprout from his mustache.

Up Close with Volvox

Up Close with Volvox

Volvox (aka “globe algae”) are a genus of bright green algae that like to hang out in freshwater. Now spend a minute living in their world, courtesy of Shigeru Gougi, who shared this amazing footage of the spherical green lifeforms dancing about under the lens of a microscope.

Pixel Plants

Pixel Plants

Chicago-based Etsy shop Pixelixir makes these adorable 8-bit pixel art flowering plants, perfect for video gamers who lack green thumbs. They’re made from fused beads and each one includes a planter and rocks so they’re ready to display.

How Tall Can a Tree Grow?

How Tall Can a Tree Grow?

Californian sequoia trees have been known to grow to heights over 400 feet. But that’s about where they top out. TED-Ed’s Valentin Hammoudi explores some of the biological and physical constraints which may mean that’s the tallest a tree ever could be.

OrchidBox

OrchidBox

Don’t think you have a green thumb? OrchidBox wants to make anyone a plant pro, offering a desktop mini garden that automatically provides the right amounts of light and water to ensure your plants live. Register your interest in purchasing one here.

Ceramic Computer Planter

Ceramic Computer Planter

Artist Wyatt Little presents a truly unique way to cultivate a houseplant. This handmade, rust-colored ceramic vessel looks like an old-school desktop computer and monitor. Measures 8″(l) x 7.5″(w) x 9″(h). We suppose you could attempt the same with an actual computer case.

Spherical Shrub Machine

Spherical Shrub Machine

We’re completely mesmerized by this little machine – the Orlandi RAP 10 trimmer – whose sole purpose in life is to take unkempt natural shrubberies, and trim them into perfectly groomed, spherical bushes. Skip to 3:20 for the Edward Scissorhands action.

Cactus Coasters

Cactus Coasters

For those of us incapable of keeping house plants alive, there’s always the trusty cactus. But if you can’t even handle that, there’s always these coasters that look like a cactus, but require no care and feeding. Includes 6 cork coasters, a slotted lid, and a terracotta pot.

Bonsai Skulls

Bonsai Skulls

Australian artist Andrew Firth creates these incredible miniature bonsai gardens built atop black human skull replicas cast from PVC. Each one is unique and covered with moss, tiny trees and other items to set the scene. We especially love the eyeball waterfall.

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City Water Plant Waterer

City Water Plant Waterer

Fred & Friends’ tiny little water tower for your plants not only looks cool, it works to gradually dispense H2O into the soil, keeping them moist without overwatering. Made from frosted glass with a steel frame. Wonder if you can graffiti it.

Transplanting Robot

Transplanting Robot

This strange and hypnotic contraption is another single-purpose robot, designed to delicately pluck young plants from a cramped pallette and replant them into larger packages for sale. Watch as it transplants countless flowers without a hitch.

Mansion Concrete Planter

Mansion Concrete Planter

Frankly, this concrete and glass building looks more like a tenement than a mansion, but it’s still a neat place to put your plants, providing you with a mini rooftop garden, even if you don’t live on the top floor. Measures just 3.9 x 4.7 x 4.7″

Grow Your Own Giant Redwood

Grow Your Own Giant Redwood

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you can skip reading this. But if you live where giant redwoods aren’t plentiful, check out this kit. It gives you everything you need to grow your own giant tree, except soil, a shovel and 200 years.

Hot-Pot BBQ

Hot-Pot BBQ

An ingenious space-saving combination from Black+Blum, the Hot-Pot BBQ conceals a small grill underneath a terracotta planter. Just make sure it cools off before you put the plant back.

Urban Cultivator

Urban Cultivator

Want to grow your own fresh herbs without the benefit of a perfect outdoor climate? This fully-automated appliance hydroponically grows plants year-round in the comfort of your kitchen.

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