WATERWORKS is a natural watering system that makes caring for your houseplants incredibly easy. A set consists of a partly glazed terra-cotta cone aand a glass reservoir in a cardboard giftbox.
The system works thanks to the porous terra-cotta that slowly gives off its moisture to the surrounding earth.
Because there's a vacuum in the top of the reservoir, the waterflow is slow and steady and creates a natural balance with the soil and plant: a plant extracting moisture from the soil faster, will slightly speed up the waterflow.
You can control this a little bit: in about 80% of all cases we use the medium cone, with which a reservoir of ca 500ml will drain in aout 10-14 days. However if you have a plant that needs more water, use the 'Large' cone: with a larger porous surface and a faster waterflow (6-8 days). Or use the 'Small' cones with a small porous surface that can last up to 4 weeks with a 500ml reservoir.
The production of Waterworks was financed with crowdfunding.
Waterworks is launched in the summer of 2014 and has been nominated for a German Design Award.
An updated Waterworks design was launched March 2020