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Has anyone tried the self watering Plant Spa by Misco

Posted by Remodeller none (My Page) on
Sun, May 12, 13 at 20:35

I got a smaller 9.4' diameter x 7.25' height Plant Spa pot for like $3 at Walmart- gonna start my Cilantro with it. I attached a pic of a much larger one that I may get if the small one works. The concept is very similiar to the EarthTainer. Also put a link to their website- I think Target carries them too. If you have used these pots would love to hear your feedback thanks

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RE: Has anyone tried the self watering Plant Spa by Misco

Here is a pic of how the system works- I like the idea of always knowing instantly how much water is in it- not sure how visible it will be with my improvised Mosquito Screen though. I'll try posting the website link again too- just to the home page this time, not the specific product page

Here is a link that might be useful: Plant Spa Company Home Page

RE: Has anyone tried the self watering Plant Spa by Misco

I planted some basil in a similar pot last year... I didn't water from below, but liked the large saucer for containing the runoff. (My downstairs neighbors don't appreciate the drips from my garden.) The plant did not do well, and when I finally gave up and pulled it out, the roots were totally rotten. Letting the roots just sit in a puddle of water doesn't promote healthy growth above the soil.

I planted cilantro in that same pot this year, in Al's 5-1-1 soil mix. I water the plant, and then make sure to tip out the excess water so the roots don't get mushy.

RE: Has anyone tried the self watering Plant Spa by Misco

I have tons of these pots in varying sizes. My spider plants love them. I have not had problems with soggy roots.

These are designed for water from below, not the top. I have stopped watering from the top for almost all of my plants (I don't keep succulents in this type of pot). You still need to be mindful of how much water your specific plant needs and how often to water it.

RE: Has anyone tried the self watering Plant Spa by Misco

I have several of those. Once the drain saucer is removed, they are great pots because of the shape at the bottom and wonderful amount of holes. Understanding your motivation behind wanting this would help to steer you in a better direction, regarding having healthy plants.

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