How it works


Watch the video below for a step by step guide on how to setup your POTR Pot with your chosen houseplant.




Once your POTR Pot is set up simply add water into the pot - if your plant is thirsty it will automatically start drinking the water through the cotton cord. Magic! 

Water is drawn up through the cotton cord by the plant using tried and tested wicking technology; this is a common way to water your plants and is particularly useful if you aren’t able to water them yourself on a regular basis! With a semi transparent finish to the pots, it's easy to see when your plants are getting thirsty, making it obvious when it’s time to refill.

The wicking straw.

To select a suitable wicking cord material, we took a somewhat scientific approach to determine wicking efficiency. Using a control measure to monitor the rate of evaporation, we created an experiment where each of the cord types raced one another to transfer water from the test tube to the soil in the pot. 

The winner of this experiment was the Bobbiny cotton cord: