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Below, you will find the explanation of the Vergrowth automatic house plant watering system, its operating principles, use and advantages.

     Vergrowth Products offers novel items to enhance the growth of your plants, adding beauty to your environment and increasing its enjoyment for yourself and your guests.  The water distribution kit (shown right with a reservoir inserted into it) is the initial product and is designed to be used with a hermetic (airtight except for the outlet) reservoir.  The most common type of reservoir is the watering globe.  Used with a reservoir, the distribution kit provides these advantages:

      It provides greater stability of the reservoir verses insertion of a watering globe directly into the plant growth medium (the globe is much less likely to sag to one side using the distributor for support).

      Its use avoids clogging that can occur with insertion of globes directly into the plant growth medium.

      Its use avoids overly rapid emptying (and subsequent overflow of the saucer) that can occur when the globe is inserted directly into a plant growth medium that is especially porous.

This illustrates the use of an automatic watering system for houseplants. The receiver is placed in the potting soil receives the output of the water reservoir. The water is transferred from the receiver to the houseplants by wicking action. In this case, the water supply is from a reservoir made from a re-purposed lemon juice bottle. Water for the houseplant may also be supplied by another type of reservoir, a water globe, for example. The requirement is that the output tube fit into the receiver thus making an automatic watering system for plants. Note that the water distribution is automatic but adjustable via the wicks supplied with the houseplant watering kit. Also, the plant watering system receiver can be placed anywhere in the pot. The plant is a Croton.jpg

Croton: Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra"

          It allows the use of reservoirs of different sizes and designs - providing for long term unattended watering or adding aesthetic appeal.   

      Reservoirs other than watering globes can also be used, as long as the outlet tip of the reservoir will fit into the receiver.  A remote reservoir can also be used, with its outlet being a tubing having a tip that fits into the receiver.

      It permits use of different types of reservoirs (such as bottles, decorative glass, miniatures, etc. - when fitted with an appropriate tip).

      Water can be distributed more uniformly across the pot or concentrated more around some plants than others.

      It leaves the top of the pot relatively unencumbered since the reservoir normally sits above the pot rim - allowing for more plants, decorative materials or structures on the top surface.

      The water transport is entirely passive once the reservoir is inserted.

      It has an aesthetically pleasing appearance - an inconspicuous receiver for use with a variety of possible reservoirs.

      It can be added to a pot even if there are already large established plants growing in it.

     Additional products coming soon include adapters that allow various bottles to be used to create larger reservoirs and larger receivers to accommodate larger mouth reservoirs (think olive oil, wine or other bottles).

     The watering rate can be adjusted to meet the plant's needs by adding or removing wicks.

     It keeps the plant growth medium from soiling the inside of the globe (and thus reduces unsightly mold or algae growth inside the globe).  The materials used should last indefinitely (ABS plastic receiver, polyester wicks and stainless steel retainers).

The Vergrowth automatic watering system for houseplants permits automatic watering of houseplants in a system that an also be adjusted to the needs of the individual plant. The receiver is placed in the potting soil and receives the output of the water reservoir. The water is transferred from the receiver to the houseplants by wicking action. In this case, the water supply is from a watering globe. Water for the houseplant may also be supplied by another type of reservoir, a re-purposed bottle for example. The requirement is that the output tube fit into the receiver thus making an automatic watering system for houseplants. Note that the water distribution is automatic but adjustable via the wicks supplied with the houseplant watering kit. The plant watering system receiver can be placed anywhere in the pot. This plant is a begonia.jpg

Beefsteak Begonia: Begonia Erythophylla

The Vergrowth automatic watering system for houseplants permits automatic watering of houseplants in a system that an also be adjusted to the needs of the individual plant. The receiver is placed in the potting soil and receives the output of the water reservoir. The water is transferred from the receiver to the houseplants by wicking action. In this case, the water reservoir has been removed. Water for the houseplant may be supplied by a water globe or another type of reservoir, a re-purposed bottle for example. The requirement is that the output tube fit into the receiver thus making an automatic watering system for houseplants. Note that the water distribution is automatic but adjustable via the wicks supplied with the houseplant watering kit. The plant watering system receiver can be placed anywhere in the pot. This plant is a begonia.jpg

Beefsteak Begonia: Begonia Erythophylla