Best self-watering plant pot review:
I’ve discovered the ‘Wet Pot’, a stunning self-watering pot for indoor plants
I've been using Wet Pots for 6 months now, and the result is outstanding. In this time period, I've never "watered" the plants per se, I just refilled it with water from time to time. And, believe it or not, they are thriving! I have new growth which means that not only the plant is well-watered but also it has got the extra energy to grow new shoots.
It keeps your plants hydrated at all times
As a plant lover, my flat is filled with plants and I have many plants to take care of every week. So, having Wet Pots saves me quite some time and worries. I never worry about over-watering or under-watering again, the plants absorb the amount of water they need. If you’re a beginner or if you’re constantly in doubt about the amount of water your plant needs, a self-watering plant pot is what you need. I'm currently using Wet Pot to grow Golden Pothos, which I chose because it's a popular and robust plant that likes moist soil. The Wet Pot works wonders with tropical plants which would otherwise require a weekly watering, such as Pothos (both Golden Pothos and Satin Pothos), Calathea, Maranta, and Fittonia but would also be perfect for Basil or Parsley, among other fresh herbs. Wet Pots come in different sizes, and are designed in Sweden by lovely people who love plants.
I've finally gotten my Wet Pot, the self-watering plant pot I was craving for. The promise is the answer to my biggest plant problems: watering. Wet Pot is an elegant self-watering pot, making the maintenance of my many plants easy as pie. Made in terracotta and glass, the choice of traditional materials praised by indoor gardeners is a signature from the Swedish designers. At first glance, the look and feel are really attractive: simple yet beautiful. After several months of use, it's my favorite. My Golden Pothos plants water themselves while I'm away, all year round. Thank you Wet Pot!
Honestly, it's simple and it's clever.
Wet Pot is more than just a terracotta pot in a glass vase. It's been specifically designed to let a perfect amount of water through the clay by a "capillarity attraction" effect. It's easy to refill the tank without having to move any piece. Unlike other quirky self-watering pots, this one allies simplicity, style and efficiency, all of that at a moderate price point. The only downside is that it's usually sold-out and is not present in every country yet. If you’d like to purchase one, send your details over to me (you can use the contact form) and I will get back to you.
Tips for making the most out of your wet pot
Choose a plant that likes water and moist soil: for example, a plant that would require a weekly watering. Avoid picking cacti, succulents or plants that prefer dry soil, because the wet pot provides a constant humidity. Before you start next step, beware that dealing with soil can create a mess if you’re indoors, so go outside if you can or place some newspapers to cover the surfaces.
Choose a Wet Pot size that fits your plant. Wet Pots comes in several sizes (Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large). As a rule of thumb, small plants have more chances to fit in.
Transplant. Once you’ve picked your plant, you’ll have to transplant it from its original pot into the clay pot. First, cover the bottom of the clay pot with some fresh houseplant soil. Now, gently take the plant out of its previous pot, making sure not to break roots. I find it easier to use a long tool or the back of a knife to ease the process. Then, you place the plant inside the Wet Pot and you just completed step 2.
Even the soil out. Once you placed the plant inside the Wet Pot, add soil all around it, making sure that there is soil in contact with the entire surface of the inner walls of the pot. You can gently firm the soil with your fingers to make sure that there is no major empty space and add more soil on top. No need to push hard either, otherwise the soil will be too compact and lack oxygen. Congrats, you now have a potted plant!
Fill the water reservoir. Before filling the water reservoir, place the clay pot inside the glass vase. Using a watering can with a long neck, fill the water reservoir with fresh water. Ta-da! You just created a self-watering plant that will require absolutely no work from you to keep healthy.
Top with a layer of pebbles or moss or decorative material. I noticed that if this last step is skipped, the moist soil can attract flies. To avoid this, I topped the soil with a decorative layer of fine pebbles. This gives extra character to my plant and I’m pretty satisfied with the end result. I let you be your own judge, but that’s been totally worth it for me:
Clean it from time to time
WHY SELF-WATERING POTS FOR MY PLANTS?
I often created root rot by over-watering plants after a long period of neglect. A self-watering pot brings constant moisture to the plant, without having to rely on my intervention. That’s the main reason that pushes me to adopt self-watering pots. There are different types and I will reveal my favorite self-watering pots in a next article. Meanwhile, you can check the range available on Amazon:
CONCLUSION: GIVE YOUR PLANTS SOME LOVE
Perfect for beginners, busy or forgetful urban citizens, self-watering pots plant pots can give you peace of mind when it comes to watering. I hope you liked my review of the Wet Pot and that you learned something useful for your house plants. This has the potential to give your plants some extra love!
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In a future article, I’ll give you a list of my favorite self-watering pots. So, stay tuned!
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