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Sansevieria. Also known as mother-in-laws tongue or snake plant, Any of a genus (Sansevieria) of tropical perennial herbs of the agave family with showy mottled sword-shaped leaves usually yielding a strong fiber. Frequently used as house plant. Tolerant of neglect, but will rot if over watered.
Grow you're own garden on the patio! You can pretty much grow your own salad with this nifty planter. Use the top planter shelf for herbs, flowers, lettuce and other fruits and vegetables, while underneath there's room to accommodate up to four tomato plant vines.
Self-watering planter made from recycled bottles. (I'd want to try this with a 2-liter plastic bottle, and cut the top off, so I could get the root system out intact for transplants.)