Chia Pet is a home decor brand from Joseph Enterprises. Styled terracotta figurines are used to grow chia seeds. The chia sprouts are easy to grow and resemble hair or fur on the figurines. The first Chia pets arrived in the early 1980s.
Groot and Chewbacca Chia Pets
Here's a look at the Chia Pets for Chewbacca and Groot.
Early 1984 Chia Pet Commercial
Here is an early commercial from 1984 for a ram Chia pet.