The Japanese are taking the world of botanical gadgets by storm. Just today I spotted this awesome tiny pet-plant on Japanese gadget site Compact-Impact. Its a mini cactus, in a little plastic vial, designed to be attached to your keychain or your cellphone. Now you can carry foliage around with you wherever you go!

Although I realize that a thumb-sized portable plant is not necessarily adding much to the greening of the planet, I love the gesture. I think this is darn cute, and I highly encourage everyone to jump this latest Japanese fad for high-tech plant-gadgets.

$10 from Compact-Impact