Lechuza Self Watering Pots
How Lechuza works:
Lechuza pots have a built in water reservoir, which the potted up plant sits on top of. Simply pour water into the reservoir through the water shaft and monitor the water level using the water level indicator. The plant will pick up the water from the reservoir when it needs it and the indicator will let you know when next to water, so levels remain at their best for healthy growth.
All Lechuza pots include a small bag of lechuza-pon, this is an alternative soil substrate filled with nutrients to help maintain healthy growth. When potting up your plant, you will need to use this bag to line the bottom of the planter. Unlike soil, Lechuza-pon won’t clump together, which means it will give the plant drainage and air flow, preventing water logging. The soil surrounding the roots of a new plant is enough to plant it in a Lechuza pot. You therefore won’t need to purchase any soil, but a bag of the appropriate pon substrate to pack the plant into the pot.
Once potted up, water your plant as normal for the first 8 – 12 weeks (refer to plant care leaflet), giving the roots enough time to reach the reservoir. After this ‘growing in’ stage, you can then turn to using the irrigation system by watering through the shaft and monitoring the water levels. Simply check the indicator every week but only top up when the water reaches the minimum level.
What you’ll need for a healthy houseplant:
The high tech Lechuza system does all the hard work for you, making it extremely simple to use! All you need is:
The correct size Lechuza pot for your chosen plant. Lechuza pots come in a range of sizes, styles and colours, so you’ll easily find the perfect pot.
The plant of your choice. Lechuza pots adapt to the plant, so the choice is completely up to you!
A bag of ‘pon’ mineral plant substrate. This is the heart of the Lechuza irrigation system as it helps to regulate air and water flow, and gives the plant the nutrients it needs for healthy growth.
Looking after houseplants has never been easier!