With the Plant Self-Watering Device(PWD), we can make sure that the water is AUTOMATICALLY properly fed by all parts of the plant in the root.
Watering your pot plants can be a difficult task, plants can become dehydrated without watering in just a few days. The PWD keeps the soil moisturized, and it will automatically stop absorbing water when the soil reaches a complete moisture state. This is best for the plant to grow healthier, since the water moisture will reach all the soil in the pot, so every bit of plant in the soil will be fed with the water needed to grow.
Other device dispense water from the top, giving an uneven distribution of water to the soil leaving dry patches which will not hydrate some of the roots. Watering plants is usually done from the top, by doing this the soil will not absorb the water completely. When the bottom of the plant stays dry for a long time, it makes the plant only to grow actively in the top half of the pot, and thus, the growing is limited. In addition, some water residual brings some of the soil or growing fertilizer to the bottom of the pot, and this may cause the holes to block and the air circulation would become poor, and it may further cause the roots to be rotten.
HOW Does the Plant Self-Watering Device (PWD) work?
Unlike the traditional way of watering the plant, the Self-Watering Plant Device supplies the water from the bottom of the pot up through the soil, and the advantages are:
1. It only provides the proper amount of water needed, absorbing from the soil, and the soil becomes completely wet by itself without additional care.
2. Large or small plastic bottles can be used according to the length of the time that you will be away for, say a vacation, without worrying about the watering.
3. Fertilizer can be mixed into the water bottle. The plant will absorb the fertilizer evenly and efficiently.
4. It also works like a saucer itself, you don’t need to spend extra money to get a saucer for the plant.
5. The water supply to the plant is very stable, and it automatically provides the right amount of water the plant needs, and thus, it also saves water!
6. Sustainable: You can re-use plastic bottles.
Why choice the Plant Watering Device (PWD)
We want to make plant nurturing so easy that anyone can do it. We believe greener living is better living, and we think everyone should be growing beautiful plants everywhere. PWD is an automatic house plant watering tray. It waters your plants so you don't have to. It's hard to keep house plants healthy and happy. Over-watering and under-watering are two of the biggest problems faced by aspiring home gardeners. That's because most plants like to be watered in a steady rhythm.
PWD Mimics Nature
PWD makes growing leafy greens, bright florals, and tasty herbs super easy. Grow plants for food. Grow plants that clean the air. Grow plants for fun. They'll brighten up any room.
Watering your plants with PWD is easy. Just make sure there's water in the reservoir and PWD does the rest. The reservoir is easy to lift off of the base for refilling, so you can place your plants away from a water source. By watering your plants from below, your plants decide how much to drink.
Staying true to nature, we've designed PWD to work using zero electricity. Zero electricity also means zero wires, meaning you can place your plants wherever you want.
Plants are good for you
Scientific studies have shown that a plant-rich environment boosts creativity and productivity. Plants reduce stress and clean the air. Use PWD in your kitchen, living room, or work space. Grow beautiful plants. It's easy.
How does the PWD works?
Make sure the reservoir contains water and PWD will automatically water your plants. It’s easy to lift the reservoir off of the base, so you can fill it when needed. Then simply place it on the base to connect. Water will flow down into the base. The bottoms of the pots have holes through which the soil makes contact with the tray, so your house plants can drink.
With the PWD, we can make sure that the water is properly fed by all parts of the plant in the root.
Over the last 25 years, our head of R & D has developed numerous version of echo friendly self-watering system, calumniating in winning the GOLD MEDAL at the prestigious 2014 Taipei International Invention and Technomart.
Q: What plastic bottles can be used on the PWD?
A: You can use all plastic water and soda drinking bottles. Dependent on the size of your plants and needs you can use a standard water bottle (500 mL) or same size soda bottle or if large plants the 2 Liter bottle. If you are going away for an extended period, just change to 2 liter bottle. The PWD will do the rest!!!
Q: Will overflow be caused by this device?
A: No. By atmospheric pressure effect, when the water level in the device is higher than the bottle outlet, the air would stop getting into the bottle, and thus, the effect creates balanced atmospheric pressure between inside and outside of the bottle, and the water supply would stop. The PATENTED design of this device will keep the water level at the bottle outlet. As the plant absorbs water from the device, the water level gets below the bottle outlet, then the air goes into the bottle, and that makes the bottle to release water until the water level in the device gets to the level of the bottle outlet. THIS IS AN INGENIOUS YET SIMPLE AND COST EFFECT DESIGN.
Q: Will the water bottle get toppled easily?
A: No. The attaching nob to the water bottle has been carefully designed to fit the bottle outlet, and it will not get toppled or tipped off easily.
Q: Will the device breed mosquitoes or other insects?
A: No, by putting sands or small stones in the device outside the pot, eliminates the breeding of mosquitoes or other insects.
Q: If the device maintains water in it for a long time, would it cause to rotten the roots of the plant?
A: No, because the water level designed to be maintained in the device is less than half an inch which is the right level to be contacted by the soil in the pot. By the Siphon effect, the soil would absorb enough water to a saturated state and then stop absorbing automatically. You can choose either soil or other type of plant fertilizer to make the plant growing healthier with a good balance of enough water content and air by using this device. Unlike the traditional way of watering from top of the plant, it would not be easy to observe if the right amount of water is being absorbed by the soil or fertilizer. In addition, when watering from the top, uneven water penetration into the soil may bring down small soil particles towards the bottom of the pot, and that may cause poor permeability of air somewhere in the pot, and/or block up the holes at the bottom of the pot, and possibly further cause to rotten the roots.
Q: Is the installation or re-installation of the plastic bottle complicated?
A: No. The installation and re-installation of the plastic bottle is actually quite easy. Simply attach the plastic bottle upside down to the nob, and there is no need to remove the pot from the device when reinstalling the bottle – you can just detach the empty bottle, fill it up with water, and reattach it to the nob. As long as the direction of the reattachment goes towards the device, there is no worry that the water will overflow the device, even if water spills it would go into the device.
Q:Can liquid fertilizer be added into the water bottle used?
A: Yes, you can choose to add liquid fertilizer the conventional way or mix the liquid fertilizer with the water in the water bottle used before the attachment. By mixing it in the bottle first, the liquid fertilizer actually can be distributed and absorbed evenly by the plant, and thus the plant would grow healthier!
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Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges
We work directly with the manufacturer which gives us confidence in producing the PWD on schedule. However, issues within the manufacturing process do occasionally happen that are unexpected; this would delay our delivery. We believe we will be able to deliver in a timely and efficient manner, and do not foresee any risks and challenges that would cause major delays. Regular communication with our backers will make sure there are no surprises.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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