Indoor planting is becoming a popular choice of planting technique nowadays because of the trend on high-rise urban living. People are being accustomed with renting out rooms on building spaces instead of buying house and lot. High-rise urban living paves the way into the development of condominiums. In line with this change in how people prefer to live nowadays, new ways on how to maintain traditional living are being developed. One of these many developments is indoor planting. Indoor planting is a convenient option for those who want to continue their hobby of planting or for business purposes but do not have enough outdoor space or backyard. A lot may think that this technique is complex, but with the continuous development of technology, indoor planting has been made possible, convenient, and effective.
On the previous posts in this site you learn some of the basic tools used in indoor planting. Today, I will introduce to you another garden tool—the indoor plant watering devices. Indoor planting watering devices are common known as self-watering devices. They do the works for you, giving out a sufficient amount of water without human intervention—somewhat automatic, I must say.
Below is a list of different kinds of indoor plant watering devices.
Water wick. A water wick is a braided rope, which looks similar to a candle wick One of the ends of the water wick is placed in a container full of water while the other end is placed in the soil of the plant. The wick absorbs the water and distributes it to the drying soil. This is the most inexpensive technique.
Watering cones. A watering cone is placed outside or at the bottom of your plant box. This cone holds a good amount of water that may last for two weeks. A siphoning tube is attached on it and the other end is placed in the soil. This tube supplies water to the plant whenever the soil becomes dry.
Self-watering pots. Self-watering pots function like the watering cones, but the former holds more water, like as much as eight gallons of water. The water is being released a depending on the hydration need of the plant.
Watering bulbs. Watering bulbs are hand-blown glass devices. On top of the device is a bulb and there is a narrow spiked bottom, which is being inserted into the soil. To make it work, fill the bulb with water. As the soil becomes dry, air displaces the water. The water stored in the bulb will flow out of the narrow spiked bottom into the soil.