Houseplants forum: Watering houseplants when you are on vacation

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Name: Betty
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Nov 7, 2011 2:57 PM CST
Thought some of you folks might have the same problem I had when we were gone on vacation with watering house plants. I hated bothering someone to come and water them. So I started searching the internet and found a product called the waterworm it was not real pricey so I decided to give it a try. I used it on a ficus tree, a hybiscus and a butterfly nephthytis and was very surprised that the plants all looked great when we got home after a month. I thought for sure the nephthytis wouldn't make it. The waterworm wicks the water from a container to the roots of your plant. I used pails that I use for scrubbing floors to hold the water for each plant.

I do not have many house plants but do have a good number of outdoor potted plants in the summer. I am thinking that I may try this on some of the outdoor ones next summer and see if it would work over a weekend.
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Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

Feb 10, 2012 3:17 PM CST
Very interesting tool for watering. Do you have the url for this?
Name: Carey
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Mar 5, 2012 1:31 PM CST
Clicked on this thread in interest as well. Water worm looks really inexpensive! looks to be their website.

Mar 17, 2012 9:43 AM CST
Many thanks, I may give this a test drive.

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