Tiny plant, no attention required



My kids are desperate for a pet but quite frankly I’m holding out as long as I can. I’m fairly sure that anything we get will end up being looked after by me and right now I have enough meals to prepare and poop to clean up. When it does come time to get something for the kids to look after I’m all for starting out small – the less demanding, the better. So do you think they’d go for a tiny plant instead of a golden retriever?

Although it is actually designed as a mobile phone trinket, the Plantstrap is precisely the kind of doodad that fascinates kids. The tiny jar contains a living plant that never needs food or water, instead surviving entirely in the special blue or pink concoction in the jar.

Fascinating and cute, the Plantstrap would also make a great zipper pull or addition to the school bag key ring collection.

Plantstraps are US$19.99 and are available from Gizmine who ship to Australia.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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