If you’re anything like me, you spend half your time worrying if you’ve overwatered your plants and the other half the time worrying if you’ve under watered them. Since the plants can’t tell us when to stop, maybe a pot can take all the guessing out of it? That’s the idea with Studio Lorier’s self-watering flowerpot called The Natural Balance.
Made of high quality ceramic, the pot and the reservoir are only separated by an earthenware part that’s water-permeable. With water in the reservoir, the plant receives water gradually as it needs it, without over-soaking the soil.
The reservoir is located on one side of the pot and when it’s full, the pot remains balanced. When it’s empty, the weight is no longer equal so the pot tips over slightly, alerting you that it’s time to refill it. It holds about 28 fl oz, which is enough water for a plant to thrive for up to four weeks. That means you can go on vacation and not worry about it!
While there are some apps that can do this for you, we love the idea of their analog approach. After all plants are part of nature and nature doesn’t need any apps taking care of it, right?
Want The Natural Balance for yourself? Jump in on their Kickstarter campaign and grab one.