Felt strips reach into the water chamber and draw moisture up into the soil, keeping the plants/herbs watered and roots happy for days without adding a drop. 2pc ceramic containers separates plant from water. Wicking material draws water from base container. Prevents over-dryness, overwatering & root rot. Keeps soil at optimum moisture; water every 3-5 days. Easy, low maintenance for healthy herb growing. For gardeners & beginners; great gift. Natural ceramic, fits any décor.