For use indoors or out, these hollow terra cotta spikes are ideal for plants that need a consistent water supply. Simply fill a bottle with water, set the terra cotta spike in the soil next to your plant, and insert the bottle into the spike. Water seeps steadily through the semi-porous ceramic, slowly wicking into the soil below the surface. At a glance, a low water level in the bottle tells you it's time for a refill.
A small and a large version are available. The 5-1/8" long small spike includes a screw-on adapter that fits plastic pop bottles, and with a 2l bottle can last up to 2 weeks without refilling. The 6-3/4" long large spike can hold a wine bottle or any other long-necked glass bottle with a neck diameter up to 1-1/4"; it weeps faster than the small spike (emptying a 750ml bottle in a few days), useful for larger containers and plants that require more water.
An efficient, convenient watering system, also excellent for keeping transplants healthy until their roots are established.
The Small Plant Nanny™ Spike is temporarily unavailable. We expect to receive stock in late July 2014.