Work better than any other! Perfect when you’re out of town for a few days!
I was so happy to open my door to happy and healthy plants after a three week trip away from home. These device work great, and I'm a bit embarrassed to say that they do a better job than I do at keeping my plants consistently watered. Many of my plants looked happier than ever. These are really the best and only solution (other than hiring a service) to take care of your houseplants for extended periods of time. My outside plants didn't fair as well even though a neighbor was tending to them. As long as you leave a water source large enough you can leave home with confidence for long periods of time.
Great, simple way to water my plants without thinking about it
These are great for 8 inch pots or bigger. I have a 6 inch pot that I tried this in and the hole was too high up for it to work. Otherwise it does what it needs to do! I’m going to try cutting it down some and closing the bottom with hot glue or something to control the water output. The hole is at the base of the spike (where it connects to the bottle) and not down at the bottom to get the roots. They’re sturdy though and I had no problems getting them through the soil.
Biggest limitation of the product is the size of the bottle the spikes will support. Good for about a week for indoor plants - less for out door plants in high heat. Regulators work well to time drips. Note recommended speed of drips for a given time period - in order to make the water last a week - this is a very slow setting. Getting the bottle inverted on the spike can be messy - practice over a sink. Also set the drip speed before placing near plant/in pot. Worked well for 2 indoor plants and one outdoor plant in a pot while on a ten day vacation