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Wet Pots are the easy wasy to keep your favourite plants watered, even when you're on holiday. They're ideal for people who travel a lot, feel they're unlucky with plants, or just forget to water them.
Wet Pots plant pots look clean, modern, and stylish, but combine two traditional materials: clay and glass. The simple design complements the plantís shape and colour, especially as thereís no irrelevant decoration, pattern, or texture.
Wet Pots consist of a special semi-porous ceramic plant pot with a lift-out rim, and a glass water container. The ceramic and clear glaze let water pass through at a rate which depends on the water balance either side of the clay pot.
You can see clearly when your plant needs water. You donít have to disturb it, feel the soil and get dirty fingers, or carry the whole pot to the kitchen sink. And you can go away for a week or two without worrying.
The herb-size Wet-Pots are particularly valuable, as nearly everyone has bought herbs at the farm shop, garden centre, or supermarket, put them on the kitchen window sill, and then found them dry, wilted, and unusable, two days later.
Wet-Pots come in four sizes, chosen to fit most indoor plants, from small compact herbs to dwarf ornamental fruit trees.
|SIZE||PLANTS||DIAMETER MM||HEIGHT MM|
|herb||Basil, Chives, Coriander, Oregano, Parsley ...||105||95|
|small||Impatiens, Primula, Violet ...||150||130|
|medium||Azalea, Begonia, Geranium, Gloxinia, Orchid ...||190||170|
|large||Ficus, Fuscia, Hebe, Orange, Palm, ...||250||220|
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Herb Wet Pot.
Small Wet Pot.
Medium Wet Pot
Large Wet Pot.
Choose the WetPot size that will leave some growing space. Soak the clay pot in water for a few hours, then dab the outside dry. Carefully take the plant out of its existing pot and plant it firmly, with new soil, in the clay pot, with the soil just below the surface.
Make sure the clay pot is clean, and set it in the glass pot. Add water through the two watering holes until it's about 25mm below the top. You can use the watering holes to lift the pot out if you need to clean the glass.
At home, we have three orchids in wet-pots, and they've been flowering for months with almost no attention. However, remember that all plants need the right combination of air, light, soil, temperature, and care.
During manufacture, the pots are fired twice at different temperatures, to increase the natural porosity of the clay. The glaze has been formulated and applied to regulate the amount of water the plant can draw up. If you've seen photos in a magazine, the glaze may be white: however, it's clear.