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Using ingenious capillary action, water can travel through the pipe and to the soil as and when your plant needs it. No under-watering. No overwatering. Just the water they want. 

So how does this little hoodacky work then?

Water is very, very cunning and has the ability rise up against gravity when given the right conditions. It’s called capillary action. Using capillary action the fibres in the cotton cord are able draw or suck in water like a straw through the interior of the fibre, up the copper pipe and into the dirt that your plant sits in. As the soil dries, more water is pulled through. No under-watering. No overwatering. Just the water they want. 

To start this process it is best that the cord is soaked and the dirt around your plant damp but drained. The more wick in the earth, the more moisture can be released. And perfectly damp soil means your plant babies can always have a little slurp. (All Wick Sticks come with a How To Guide)

As each Wick Stick has been made by hand out of Copper each will have its own unique characteristics and will develop a beautiful and natural patina over time from exposure to the air/water/dirt. You can polish them back to shiny goodness if that's your jam but we love how beautifully they age.

Made in New Zealand

Each Wick Stick will be sent out with a coloured cotton cord that has been made from 100% recycled cotton.

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Need further guidance? Contact us via email at hello@thewastefreehome.co.nz

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Really effective

I’ve put a few of these into my office plants at work, especially the fussy ones that droop off they’re not constantly damp. They work really well.

Courtney Schwartz
Your plants will love you

I put these to the test when I went away on holiday and came back and my plants didn’t look neglected! Such a brilliant invention and love the aesthetic too. Highly recommend for those who don’t want to have to think about watering the plants - one less thing for my brain to remember is a win for me!