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These Clay Pods Will Water Your Plants While You're On Vacation

Clayola pods are handmade and can water up to six plants -- no electricity needed!

clayola plant watering system
Photography by: Clayola

Have you ever gone on vacation and trusted care of your plants to a friend or neighbor? Your plants will be fine if your friend has a green thumb, but other times, your greenery might end up over- or under-watered. 

 

If you're always hunting for a reliable plant sitter or if you simply forget to water your plants regularly, Clayola pots might be able to alleviate your woes. The 3-by-5-inch clay pods are handcrafted in Egypt, and their special design uses gravity to provide the perfect amount of water your plants each day. When hooked up to a 5-gallon bottle of water, Clayola can sustain up to six plants for a month!

 

To use Clayola, simply insert the tapered pod into your plant and connect it to a water source via a small pipe. Your water source should be placed at a slightly higher elevation so gravity can work its magic. Then, as the soil around your plant dries up, it will gently draw more water from the Clayola -- just enough to nourish the plant without overwatering. 

 

"After a while, a plant’s root system will find the source of water and literally hug the Clayola, allowing for maximum water use," founder Rami Halim explained to Inhabitat.

clayola plant watering system
Photography by: Clayola

Basically, Clayola is the best plant sitter you could ask for! A package of six pods costs around $30, plus shipping, and you can order them through the company's Facebook page

 

 

Watch: Tips for Watering Indoor Plants