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Skiatook, OK 74070

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Frequently Asked Water Wick Planter Questions

1. How long can I leave my plant without watering?

2. How does the water get to the plant?

3. What is the planting process for the Water Wick Planter?

4. What size of plants can be planted in the planter?

5. What kind of plants can be planted in the planter?





1. How long can I leave my plant without watering?

There is no set answer due to many factors: Plant size, indoor or outdoor, type of plant, humidity which changes. Most plants will do fine for at least two months. It is recommended that the water be changed every two months to keep it fresh and not allow it to stagnate. Algae should not be a problem since there is no light getting into the water reservoir. You will have to experiment with your plants and placement to see what is best for you and your plant.

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2. How does the water get to the plant?

The water is drawn out of the water reservoir via the Wick, which is a passive capillary movement of the water (wet to dry osmosis). The plant will draw the moisture out of the soil and perlite as it is needed, so you do not have to worry about over watering your plants ever again. If you want to water your plant as you have in the past, you can, but you will have to empty out the reservoir periodically, since much of the water will drain directly through after the soil and perlite is saturated.

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3. What is the planting process for the Water Wick Planter?

Just plant your plants in the perlite planting medium (provided) and fill the rest of the self watering  planter pot with good potting mix. Then fill reservoir with 2 1/2 gallons of tap water. The water will absorb up the wick through the perlite to provide moisture to the plant automatically. For the next month or two, you won't have to do another thing. In about a couple of months, simply change the water, and add a light solution of water soluble plant food and that's it for two more months. It couldn't be easier.

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4. What size of plants can be planted in the planter?

We recommend that you use 4" to 6" potted plants, but you can plant up to 8" and 10" plants if you like. They are a little more difficult to plant and may not fit in the pot as well depending on whether the plant is root bound or not. Use your judgment, but allow some room for growth over a period of time.

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5. What kind of plants can be planted in the planter?

Just about any house plant will work in the self watering pot for indoors. For outdoors, try some of the annuals for color in the spring and summer. Obviously they will need to be changed out seasonally as with other planters, but no daily watering is needed like with most planters. Smaller plants may need to be watered from the top a few times to get the roots growing down into the perlite where they can get the needed moisture. Our self watering pots or self watering planters or hydroponic pots will do an excellent job.

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