No need to hire a houseplant babysitter. Keep roots from drying out while you’re gone—with a glass watering bulb that emits a slow drip stream. Here are 10 of our favorites:
Above: A glass Garden Water Bell holds 50 milliliters; it’s SEK 119 (about $13.85 US) from Artilleriet.
Above: A pair of two blown glass Self-Watering Plant Bulbs will keep a plant watered for from three to four days; $14 from Amazon.
Above: Made in Finland, a glass Watering Bulb should be hand-washed gently to clean; €40 from Samuji.
Above: A four-piece set of clear glass Automatic Watering Bulbs is $15.99 from Amazon.
Above: A Garden Pot Glass Watering Globe is $10 from Bomisch.
Above: Designed for Mjolk as part of the Garden Collection by Anderssen & Voll, a glass Water Saver Bulb is made in Toronto ” y glass artist Gregor Herman, one of the best glass artists in Canada. The glass is mouth-blown and hand shaped, harkening back to the brilliant experimental art glass of Sarpaneva or Wirkkala.” It is $200 CAD (about $155 US).
Above: A Waterworks Basic Set comes with a watering globe, stake (available in three sizes), and a cork. It is €35 from House of Thol.
Above: Made of mouth-blown glass, a Watering Bulb will prevent houseplants from drying out when you go away; £40 from Flora and Laura.
Above: A set of four Mini Plant Glass Watering Spheres is $20.97 from Amazon.
Above: Designed for a larger pot (up to a 6-inch diameter). a Large Watering Bulb is $14 from August Lily.
For more of our favorite ways to coddle houseplants, see:
- 10 Easy Pieces: Grow Lights for Indoor Plants.
- Root System: Ceramic Plant Funnels from Alicja Patanowska.
- Clear Choice: A Glass Globe Terrarium from Designer Richard Clarkson.