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    19 Plant Products With Review Photos That'll Make You Want To Grow Something

    Useful gadgets and tools for keeping plants alive, pretty planters and stands...and a whole lot of thriving plant photos that have me turning ~green~ with envy.

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    1. A self-watering, self-aerating planter to keep your thirsty plants happy, *without* worrying about dreaded root rot. Just fill the reservoir and the (patented) hollow legs will draw water up into the soil.,

    Each planter comes with a clip-on watering attachment for easy pouring!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in three sizes).

    Promising review: "I purchased six of these so far. And plan to purchase more. They are reliable, functional, easy to use, and my plants love them. They work well indoors and out. The little spout keeps water from getting everywhere. While they are absolutely perfect, a couple of suggestions: It'd be nice if the distance between the saucer and pot was ever so much increased so as to easily tell if more water is needed. Again, this is SO minor and will not affect my future purchases. AND I hope this company is so successful it can add more colors and styles. I plan to buy a half dozen more as my small plants grow a bit more." —Brenda Daily

    2. A countertop Aerogarden Harvest hydroponic garden so you can grow all the herbs you want (no backyard required). And thanks to the LED grow lights, plus a watering-reminding system, no green thumb required either.

    Aerogarden review photo full of herbs with five/five stars and text "fun and tasty! It's not often that my final result looks like the advertising photo, but the AeroGarden does"

    The grow lights are energy efficient (aka they turn on and off automatically), and it tells you when to water (and feed with the included Miracle-Gro plant food!) your baby greens, so these herbs'll basically grow themselves. The system comes with seed pods to grow Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, and Thai basil. Y U M! You can grow up to six plants at a time.

    You can also swap out with other seed pods (hello salad greens and heirloom cherry tomatoes), or even get a grow-anything kit and use what seeds you like!

    Promising review: "I am very happy with my Aerogarden. I had purchased a similar one for my mother, and she had a nice time growing veggies and herbs in her kitchen, so I bought one for myself, and I am happy with how fast my seeds sprouted and how fast they grow. It's nice to have a gardening option even when it's cold outside or when you run out of garden space, and you just want to have some nice little herbs for cooking or salad greens. I like the timer, and the set up was simple. This is a particularly good idea for people who live in an apartment or people who have a constant itch to garden even when the weather is not conducive. I was able to save my garden space outside for fruits and veggies and plant my herbs with the Aerogarden. This is a worthy purchase." —Primemama

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in three colors).

    3. Or a nine-herb window garden kit with everything you need to grow dill, basil, chives, thyme, parsley, oregano, cilantro, sage, and mustard if you're more of a DIY-er (or have a fantastically sunny kitchen window).

    Reviewer's image of three of the herb pots sprouting: dill, cilantro, and oregano

    It comes with reusable pots, soil discs with nutrients, seed packets, and bamboo markers to get you started.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    Promising review: "I purchased this in Jan 2020 and planted them 1-26-2020 and all nine different herbs are growing beautifully!!!! I followed directions exactly and now they are ready to transplant to the garden! 👌🏽👍🏽✔️🌱🌞" —Constance

    4. A pack of Miracle-Gro plant food *spikes* to revive and nourish all the flowering or foliage plants you'd otherwise CERTAINLY kill.

    A review image of a wilted plant on the left, and the same plant but perky and full on the right

    Each one feeds your green child for up to two months!

    Get a pack of 48 from Amazon for $6.95.

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of package for quantity), and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became more green and healthy looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    5. A bag of Miracle-Gro water-storing crystals that'll help solve both over- *and* under-watering struggles — just mix in with your soil and the crystals absorb water now and slowly release over time. It works for both indoor and outdoor plants, too!

    A sink full of plants with five stars and the text "I never write reviews but I had to leave town for 3 weeks and used these for the first time. When I got home my plants were greener than ever!"

    If you don't want to repot your existing plants, just poke holes in the soil and add!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.72.

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! We have a raised bed vegetable garden and our plants were forever dying. I mixed these in with the soil this year and our plants are flourishing! I was even able to see how much the crystal expand when I was taking out some of the soil to add new plants. I'm excited to see how long they hold up. But, so far, we've been using them for over a month and we are beyond pleased." —Amazon Customer

    6. And a soil tester so you can keep tabs on the moisture level of your soil with ease — just pop it in your soil and look at the easy-to-read (and color-coded) meter.

    The moisture meter in front of a windowsill full of plants

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in green and black).

    Promising review: "Have you bought new plants and someone at the nursery or on the internets tell you to water once a week or two weeks? Well, guess what, your plants don't dry out on a schedule like that all year round. It depends on its environment. How much light it's getting, how hot and humid its surrounding is, what kind of soil and pot it's in. If you're a total newbie or you're just really into plants even after a series of failures like I was, then you need this moisture meter! It will tell you exactly when your plants need water. It'll stop you from killing that seventh string of pearls, whose six predecessors you drowned because you were just born to overwater. It will help you water that fiddle leaf fig you love even though it's so 2016 (It's OK. I have two.) I have this simple moisture meter and another one that measures light, moisture and pH. I have two just because I have plants scattered all throughout the house and I don't wanna walk up and down the steps to get one. They're both useful to have." —MJ

    7. A pack of houseplant sticky traps to end your gnat problem once and for all — or to encourage you to get plants if the fear of creepy crawlies (or in this case, fly-ies) is holding you back. No more stalking them in silence and trying to smack them out of the air.

    A houseplant with two yellow double-sided sticky traps, each with many gnats stuck in them

    Get a pack of seven traps from Amazon for $5.14.

    Promising review: "After bringing a new houseplant into my home, I started noticing gnats. At first I didn't think much about it, but then they got annoying! Thanks to BuzzFeed's advertisement of this product, I quickly made the connection between the new plant and the arrival of the gnats. This thing has trapped about 100 so far and greatly reduced the number bothering me! (I had no idea one average sized plant could spawn so many gnats!). I replanted it this weekend in new soil and am hoping that helps, but these traps have helped significantly! The plant was from my dad's funeral, so I hate to get rid of it...hoping the new soil will get things under control enough for the traps to take care of the rest." —Missy

    8. A bottle of Joyful Dirt concentrated plant food and fertilizer you can just shake onto your indoor plants, or mix with water before watering — look out for increased growth and perkier leaves. Reviewers have seen plants come back from just about the dead using this!

    Review showing a plant doubling in size, one photo on March 20, one on April 10, and the last on May 14

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    Promising review: "I never write reviews but had to share what a great find this was! I have routinely killed every living plant I've ever brought home. Joyful Dirt has completely changed that. All my plants look full and healthy with little to no effort on my part! I am so amazed that for teacher gifts this year, I am giving terrariums and will include a shaker of Joyful Dirt to go with each. If you have any trouble keeping plants alive, this is the solution." —KB13

    9. An expandable wall gardening system so you can turn your porch or patio into a gorgeous garden — no backyard, no problem. And it has a built-in dripper system you can connect right to your hose so you don't need to worry about watering.

    A reviewer's patio wall with the hanging system, filled with thriving plants

    It's modular so you can expand horizontally or vertically.

    Get it from Amazon for $65.

    Promising review: "Where have these been all my life?! I have always grown herbs and had a garden the traditional way (in pots or in a garden bed). I love these because my husband and I travel a lot, so we're able to hook these babies up to a water source and timer...and voila!!!! Plants are stayin' alive! I bought three panels, but am going to order more and do a whole wall of the house." —Yee Jensen

    10. A pack of adorable bamboo plant markers with pretty scalloped edges so you can mark your burgeoning herb garden and remember which is flat parsley and which is cilantro.

    A reviewer using the markers in small pots with punny phrases

    This reviewer had the clever idea to use puns — like "basil my heart" and "good chives only!"

    Get a pack of 60 markers from Amazon for $14.99.

    Promising review: "I am so pleased with these garden markers! I had been looking for some that I could write on myself since I have a variety of herbs and wanted to write puns on markers. I love that this set came with so many sticks and a sharpie to write with!! They are the perfect addition to any garden! Totally worth the price too!" —Thompgirl

    11. A continuous-spray mister that'll spray a super-fine mist so you can refresh your green bbs *without* weighing down leaves with droplets that are too large or keeping water from evaporating (and leading to fungus, according to many plant TikToks I've seen).

    Reviewer hand holding the mister in front of a plant stand with many plants on it

    Curly hair friends: reviewers swear by this for refreshing hair too (by filling it with a mix of water and conditioner)!

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three sizes).

    Promising review: "I have to admit, like most reviews and Q&A mentioned, the bottle is hard to open the first time but after that its perfect. I purchased it to mist my tropical plants and its just what I needed. I have a very nice plant mister right now but the water drips off the leaves on to the table and carpet so I was looking for something with a much finer mist and this was perfect. The finer mist has also eliminated the water stains on the leaves of my plants. I ordered the 5 oz size and its plenty of water for multiple uses. I also love the handle. It feels ergonomic and has a continuous spray which is nice when you have multiple plants to mist. Bottle can also be used at various angles which is great for my Monstera plant. Would be a great addition for a bonsai gardener as well. Great price point as well! Highly recommend." —HP

    12. How Not To Kill Your Houseplant, a handy guide to over 50 types of common indoor plants, helping you properly care for them, choose the right soil and light conditioner, identify warning signs for a sick plant, and overall FINALLY stop killing them.

    Reviewer holding the book in front of several healthy-looking plants

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    Promising review: "Very colorful, informative and user-friendly. Have recently started collecting indoor plants and trying to develop my green thumb. Of course, Google and YouTube have endless amounts of information. That's great and all but for me that can equal overwhelming amounts of information. This book covers the main hundred or so houseplants and gives you the basic care information that you would need as well as common pests/problems. Had a spider plant die on me a couple months ago (RIP) and the book was right on about why it had happened (overwatering and mites). This has made plant care so much easier to digest and has assured me that taking care of plants isn't really THAT complicated. Lovely layout and fun to read (even about plants that I don't own - yet). Highly, highly recommend for a beginner or intermediate plant parent. Note: Size is a bit smaller than I imagined, but all the better. Less clutter and easy to keep nearby for quick reference." —Nami Montgomery

    13. An assortment of minimal wall planters for an easy way to transform lil' succulents and air plants into ~living~ art. How cool is that?!

    A reviewer's wall with five white and brass planters in various sizes

    Get them from Amazon for $17+ (available in two sizes, plus a non-hanging version for desks and tables, and in five colors and metal finishes).

    Promising review: "I needed a wall-hanging planter and this is exactly what I was looking for! It easily matches the rest of my decor and is really nice to look at. The planter came in foam and bubble wrap with original packaging, and arrived without a scratch. It's finished in the inside, so watering my plant while it's on the wall won't result in seepage. It came with instructions and hardware, super easy installation. I was worried that the white option would be difficult to keep clean, but everything wipes right off without staining. I have some tradescantia zebrina (wandering jew) cuttings I propagated in there, and as they grow they'll trail, adding a great pop of color to my living room. I highly recommend this planter." —Fox-c Anderson

    14. A set of plant-watering stakes and tubing so you can ~moisturize~ several of your flora friends while you're away — just put a stake in each plant, connect the tubing to each stake, and plop the other end in a bowl of water., Amazon

    The tubing reaches up to 38 inches. And just FYI — the large plant pictured above is from a reviewer who kept several plants alive for *four months* while they were away using this system!

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $27.95 (also available in smaller and larger packs, up to a 50-pack).

    Promising review: "These are fantastic little devices, and they worked a charm to water patio plants while were away for a week. Read the instructions well, for how to "prime" them to ensure water will flow. I also recommend testing them out for a few days before you go. They are very sensitive to the height of the water basin versus the height of the plant pot. You need to experiment in order to get the right rate of flow for your plant and your climate. We found that old wine bottles make for the best reservoirs. They evaporate less, and they are narrow enough to be placed next to pots easily." —Isaac

    15. A pack of gentle gardening clips if you've been thinking about growing some tasty tomatoes — these'll keep the plants straight and breakage-free. And it's great for any climbing plants and flowers (like orchids and ivy) and other veggies.

    A reviewer using the clip to fasten a tomato plant to a post

    They're easy to open and close and are way easier than individual ties.

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $11.99.

    Promising review: "These clips are great for supporting plants. I use them mostly on my tomato plants. They are easy to move as your plants grow, they last for years if you put them away after the growing season, there is no messing with ties that can cut into stems and aren't easy to keep for reuse. I've had some of mine for four years. Even when the spring sometimes slips out of the groove on the older ones, they are super easy to put right back together and keep using them. I hang extras on my tomato cages to have handy when my plants seem to grow a foot or two overnight and I want to get some control without going back to the shed and looking for more. Very handy. Oh, and they are super easy to put on with garden gloves on. Something that's nearly impossible for me to do with twist ties." —Southern Gal

    16. An adjustable, gooseneck grow light with two heads, three light settings, five dimmable modes, and timer options to help plants grow stronger if you don't have the best sunlight streaming in.

    You can set the lights to turn on and off each day, and there are 3-, 6-, or 12-hour timers as well.

    Promising review: "I am new to organic indoor gardening. I grow basil and mint. I got this light as the light from the window was not enough. My plants were suffering from too much water and lack of sunlight. After three hours under these lights, the plants came bean to life. I was shocked. I did not think I could save them. Please see the before and after photos. These photos were taken the same day. I used the timer function and it turned off on time. The product is surprisingly good quality for the price. It's feels well built and not cheap. It is easy to use and set up." —atlantiskida2000

    17. A set of four macrame hanging planters made of 100% cotton cord (pots not included) you can hang from your ceiling for some on-trend home decor — especially if you're...running out of surfaces on which to put a planter.

    Review photo of the macrame holders and planters hanging from a garment rack

    Get the set of four in a medium size for $31.98 (available in small and medium sizes, and in ivory and grey).

    Promising review: "Absolutely gorgeous! I was skeptical as to how well these could be made considering how moderately priced they are but when they arrived my jaw dropped. They are perfect :)" —Sasha Welkom

    18. A five-tier bamboo plant shelf to put your favorite leafies ~on display~ (shh, I won't tell the others) in a dramatic way that doesn't take up a lot of floor space.

    Review image of the plant stand on a windowsill

    It's lightweight and easy to assemble, but it might not be able to support super heavy planters, fyi!

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (also available in a six-tier version).

    Promising review: "I put a chair next to it for height comparison, but it’s super cute and the exact size we wanted for this space! the bamboo has a clear coating on it which is nice to avoid the water soaking in and rotting. it’s very lightweight and easy to assemble." —Amazon Customer

    19. A three-bulb propagation station (love that rhyme) with a slightly scientific feel so you can hydroponically propagate cuttings — or you can just use it as a cool bud vase.

    Reviewer propagating three clippings in the wood and glass station

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    Promising review: "This three-bulb propagation station is probably my favorite Amazon purchase ever. It’s so cute and easy to use. Super easy to flip one or all three bulbs over to change the water. It is slightly smaller than I was expecting but it’s perfect. The bulbs are probably just a touch bigger than a standard bulb. Love it!" —Cris

    And of course, googly eyes.


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