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Wick watering system

Wick watering system

🌸 For the proper and healthy growth of the plant in the flowerpot, it is important to keep the optimal ratio of the substrate, water and air.

🌸 And the most common recommendation for indoor flowers care is regular but moderate watering.

🌸 Wick watering system fulfills these requirements.

🌸 A wick system is a method of watering that uses synthetic string for absorbing water and feeding it up to the plant.

🌸 The wick system is used for medium-sized plants planted in light soil mixtures, like:
β€’ Saintpaulia (African violets)
β€’ Gloxinia
β€’ Achimenes
β€’ Episcia
β€’ Primulina
β€’ Streptocarpus
β€’ Orchids
β€’ small unfruitful plants (basil, salad leaves)

🌸 Wick watering system advantages:
β€’ permanently well moisturized roots;
β€’ Strong and developed root system;
β€’ Fast growth of the plants;
β€’ Abundant bloom;
β€’ The need for watering is significantly reduced up to 1-2 times a week.

🌸 There are many examples of homemade wick watering systems. Most of them work, but look unattractive and, moreover, are an additional source of mess.
-It is much more aesthetic and practical to use special flowerpots with self-watering wick system.

🌸 Calipso pot with self-watering wick system contains two parts:
β€’ inner pot with strong synthetic wick and drainage holes for easy oxygen circulation;
β€’ external stylish pot with water reservoir and water level clear window.

🌸 The two-in-one system of the flowerpot not only simplifies the process of watering, but also allows you to completely get rid of the dirt on the windowsill.

πŸƒ For this type of watering, loose, water- and air-permeable soil mixtures, are used.

πŸƒ Take in equal parts:
β€’ vermiculite;
β€’ perlite (use a respirator when working with perlite);
β€’ peat soil.

πŸƒ Slightly moist vermiculite and perlite and mix all three ingredients thoroughly.

πŸƒ Water your plant before planting to moisturize the root ball.

πŸƒ Pour the first layer of soil, leaving enough space for the root ball.

πŸƒ If it is possible, clean the roots of the plant from the old potting mix.

πŸƒ Place the plant into the flowerpot and fill the remaining space with soil.
Do not compress the soil!

πŸƒ Place the plant for two weeks in the greenhouse after repotting in order to strengthen the roots and enable them to absorb water through the wick.

πŸƒ In about 2 months, start feeding your plant. Add fertilizers according the recommendations directly into the pot.

πŸƒ Don’t forget from time to time to wash the flowerpot and change nutrient fluid. It prevents the development of plant diseases and the appearance of parasites.

πŸƒ Keep an eye on your plant and the water-level clear window will help you to understand, when it is time to water your plant.

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