We’ve seen many planters that come with integrated watering systems. If you plan on keeping multiple potted plants around the house, though, it might be a better idea to get the Pikaplant One, a standing shelf that comes with its own automated watering facility.
Described as “a low-maintenance vertical garden,” it waters the plants autonomously, using an ebb-and-flow process that allows it to work without requiring any electricity. All you need to do is fill up the transparent water tank at the top once a month and your garden will handle itself all on its own.
The Pikaplant One is a three-level standing shelf that measures 120 x 30 x 185 cm, with plenty of space between racks, so your plants can have plenty of room to grow. Water from the tank is pulled down through a tube that distributes the water to the various potted plants on each rack. Rather than extend the tube to help water the pots, it uses a special fabric that soaks up water from the tube and delivers it directly to the plants’ roots through the drainage holes in the pots.
Construction is steel for the entire shelf, so it’s sturdy and durable enough for both indoor and outdoor use. Oh yeah, it’s pretty, too, making for an excellent decorative piece whether pushed up to a wall or set up as a divider in the middle of a room.
Pricing isn’t listed, but the Pikaplant One is available at various stores in the Netherlands. Those who live elsewhere can contact Pikaplant to have one shipped to their location.