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my mom always put those to all her plants when she go away, or always to all those plants that should not be drowned (like potus, ferns...) .
is free and take two minutes to do.
 
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Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED

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MATERIALS:
-plastic bottle;
-stick;
-piece of fabric (cut like in the photo).

Step 2: CUT THE BOTTLE

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cut the bottom of the plastic bottle away

Step 3: INSERT FABRIC

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insert the piece of fabric in the cap of the bottle and close it, like in the photo (more tight for slower dripping and less tight for faster dripping).

Step 4: TAPE BOTTLE TO STICK

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tape the bottle to the stick. (you should not put the bottle directly on the ground or the water will not exit for the too much pressure)

Step 5: PLACE IT

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place the stick with the bottle in the pot and insert the fabric a little bit under the dirt.

Step 6: PUT WATER

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done! put water in the bottle. regulate it for your need, look at how long the water will take to go down and decide if tight or untight the cap.
I have seen people do this now I know how it works. Thanks!
This system is great on papyrus : as it takes a lot of water (it thrives in marshes and other semi-submerged locations) you can literally flood the pot the use your system water from the bottle will go to the pot when all its water has been taken by the plant.
You can leave for two or three weeks and find your papyrus with only the end of its leaves beginning to dry up … it will recover pretty soon.
For other plants you can also regulate the water flow by making a small hole on the cap and turning the bottle upside down and burying it in the pot. In which case the bottle must be complete (ie. do not cut the base of the bottle) : the flow will depend on the size of the hole on cap. At any rate the flow will be also depend on the demand of the plant. This system allows you to supply water to a plant that may suffer from an excess if water.
The reason why I don't make an Instructable about it is that I saw my mother doing it during all her life, but I don't make up such a watering system myself as I have no plants !
But believe me : I sam the system work for about 40 years !!!…
Last line : a beautiful typo = saw the system (not sam the system) !!…

Sorry :D
tdc22021 year ago
What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!
marcellahella (author)  tdc22021 year ago
You are welcome!
rexit1 year ago
Love it........Fast,,,Simple ,,Functional,,,and dirt cheap...............Thanks for sharing your idea with us.....
marcellahella (author)  rexit1 year ago
you are welcom!
kat7211 year ago
Great idea for when you are going to be gone for awhile. I plan to use it at work. I work in a school and have frequent breaks from a few days to a couple of weeks. Won't last over summer break, though!)
azharz1 year ago
Thank you for this instructable.
marcellahella (author)  azharz1 year ago
you are welcome!
Great idea. I will try this one for my vertical garden project.
marcellahella (author)  pedroroberto1 year ago
Thanks, good idea
rimar20002 years ago
Interesting, thanks for sharing.
marcellahella (author)  rimar20002 years ago
you are welcome!