joey roth self-watering planter

by Grace Bonney

I’m always excited to see new designs from Joey Roth. His ceramic speakers are my favorite on the market, hands down, and his newest design is a great addition to existing outdoor options. Inspired by Olla, an ancient irrigation tool that farmers still use to conserve water in arid climates, Joey designed this self-watering planter made of unglazed earthenware. Soil and plants are placed in the outer donut-shaped chamber, and the center is filled with water. The unglazed terracotta is porous, so water moves from the center chamber into the soil (and is filtered on the way) where it’s transferred to the plant. A simple lid on the center chamber prevents evaporation so you don’t lose water faster than the plant needs it. Joey will be finished with the first production run in August, but he just started taking pre-orders this week. If you’re interested in picking one up ($45 each), you can order here. Thanks, Joey! xo, grace

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  • Be sure to put something that is not porous under this — it will ruin your table if it sits directly on it (as in the pics).

  • Thanks for your comment, Vicki. We observed this same issue with other Terracotta pots so the internal bottoms of these will be glazed so as to prevent any surface staining.

  • I pre ordered my pots 3 months ago, I am still waiting for my pots to arrive I keep sending inquires about them but have not had any replies as to where they are — I need my money back.