Houseplant Wick System
A unique solution to those plants that can't seem to get enough water, these houseplant wicks extend the time between waterings so you can actually go on a vacation once in a while!
3-part system: extra-deep saucer, wick, and riser. We recommend using several rocks as the 'riser' (this just holds the plant pot up out of the water, creating a puddle that the wicks draw from). If you don't want to use rocks, we've got sturdy plastic cross-risers for you. Just put the 'riser' in the saucer, insert the wicks into the soil (tutorial here: https://youtu.be/2X0TclYZIno), then fill the saucer with water up to the level of the bottom of the nursery pot. Voila! Instant sub-irrigation!
We recommend using:
4" pot: one 6" wick
6" pot: two 9" wicks
8" pot: three 12" wicks
10" pot: four 15" wicks
12" pot: five 18" wicks
Wicking is sold by the foot - just order however much you need and it will arrive in one long piece. Cut as needed.
My rubber tree loves these wicks. I finally pulled the trigger and used them with my rubber tree that I purchased this past spring. She loves it! I have it sitting on a too small decorative pot, now I just need to set her up with some rocks and a bigger decorative pot so she looks like somebody loves her before transitioning her to my grow light for winter.
I’m so bummed because I forgot that I could bleach or peroxide clean the material and disposed of it! I used the rest of the length on a truly root rotted pothos in a last ditch effort to save her before I chopped and propped her.
As soon as I start working again, I have an entire list of things to get for my plant babies!
Loving the wick system, so easy to use. Just prop your plastic pot up in a cache pot, thread the wick into the soil through a drainage hole, and fill the reservoir. Done and done. My calatheas are LOVING it!