Another Reason to Keep Your Houseplants Alive...They Tell Time!

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Photos via Inhabitat

Last year we showed off a cool mud-powered LED lamp by Dutch designer Marieke Staps. Well, she's done it again only instead of brightening a room with dark mud, she's designed a beautiful clock that runs off your house plants. Highlighted on Inhabitat, the lovely wooden clock plugs right into the soil of potted plants through copper and zinc electrodes. According to the designer you need two plants, and the plants' living processes provide enough energy to power the clock, giving you a beautiful and self-sufficient desktop decoration.

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It could also be a great way to remember to water the plants - let them die and you'll be late!

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