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Our products came about from a desire to make it easy to grow healthy plants by supplying water automatically. A more consistent and adjustable water supply with less time investment means you will have both healthy plants and time to enjoy them.

This shows a close-up of the hydrator and wicks emerging from it. It is the central element of the automatic watering system for houseplants. The receiver is placed in the potting soil and receives the output of a water reservoir. The water is transferred from the hydrator 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 hydrator 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 hydrator can be placed anywhere in the pot. This plant (not shown) is a Crassula
This illustrates the use of an automatic watering system for houseplants. The hydrator is placed in the potting soil and receives the output of the water reservoir. The water is transferred from the hydrator 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 hydrator 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 hydrator can be placed anywhere in the pot. This plant is an anthurium.

Patented: U.S. #11570957

Close up hydrator with wicks and watering globe stem installed

Flamingo Flower: Anthurium

     The Vergrowth houseplant watering system uses a system having no moving parts, requiring no power and having stability and consistency because the water transfer is by wicking action from a reservoir above the top surface of the growth medium. The picture on the upper left shows a closeup of a hydrator with wicks installed and a globe inserted.  When used with a watering globe, it provides a reliable, convenient and cost effective solution to the problem of automatic watering of houseplants.

     In addition to the watering globe, other types of reservoirs can be used with the hydrators.  These can have different designs (which can enhance the aesthetics of your plants) or larger capacities (to provide longer unattended watering). The reservoir is easily removed without removing the hydrator.  The wicks are unobtrusive and mostly hidden in the plant medium.

     Using this system for automatic watering of house plants allows quick conversion of your house plants to an attractive conversation piece. The picture on the lower left shows an Anthurium with a different reservoir in place and the one on the lower right shows it with the reservoir removed.

     For a more detailed discussion of this novel houseplant watering system, please see the About page.

     For more information about the product, their advantages use, or to order, click the following links: Home, Succulents, About, Shop, Hydrator Product Page, Contact, FAQ, Installation, Terns and Conditions, Support.

This illustrates the use of an automatic watering system for houseplants. The hydrator is placed in the potting soil and receives the output of the water reservoir. The water is transferred from the hydrator 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 hydrator 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 hydrator can be placed anywhere in the pot. This plant is an anthurium (flamingo flower).
This illustrates the use of an automatic watering system for houseplants. The hydrator is placed in the potting soil and receives the output of the water reservoir. The water is transferred from the hydrator 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 hydrator 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 hydrator can be placed anywhere in the pot. This plant is an anthurium (flamingo flower).

Flamingo Flower: Anthurium

Flamingo Flower: Anthurium

FAQ: How can I water my plants while on vacation?  Because the reservoir can be readily interchanged for one of higher capacity, water can be reliably provided for weeks. The plant above has the Regular Hydrator. The reservoir shown to the left above holds 32 ounces and can water a small or medium sized plant for weeks.  Before leaving the plant for this long, however, be sure to check the duration of the filled reservoir.  Adapters with an extension that will fit into the hydrator will soon be available on this site. Using the Large Hydrator, one can use a 750 ml glass bottle (~26 oz) and avoid adapting another bottle.

FAQ: How do I water indoor plants automatically? Once the hydrator and wicks have been put into place (see the Installation page), you only need to refill the reservoir when or before it empties. Adjusting the water flow rate to meet the needs of your plants is explained above and on the FAQ page.

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