The honeycomb geometries of this self-watering plant pot play nicely with light, creating different gradients of shadow in a striking juxtaposition to the organic form of the plants that live in them.
We were inspired to create this planter after seeing so many cool DIY self-watering planters on the internet that use twine to wick moisture into the soil. Ours uses the same mechanism.
When your soil is dry or your plant is looking a little sad just top up the reservoir with 150ml of water to keep it happy for many days. [check post processing section in the printing settings to see how to water seal your prints].
When watering there is no need to disassemble the design. There is a feeder tube in one of the corners of the pot. We’ve even created a funnel for you to print to make things even easier.
As shown in the photos you can either hang the pot or place it on a surface. If you would like to hang it, print the Internal Planter Upper Holes file instead of the Internal Planter Upper. You will also need 3 x 4mm diameter hanging hooks/loops and of course string.
Printed with Satin Sage, Satin Salmon + Pantone Beige PLA [Real Filament + Fiber Force]
To print this design we used an Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer with a 0.6 mm nozzle [You can also use a 0.25mm or 0.4mm].
We would love to see your prints!
Resolution: 0.1mm - 0.4mm [0.4mm Shown]
Speed: 55mm/s [Shown]
Dimensions: 202.6mm x 162.4mm x 175.5mm
Time to Print: 25hrs 15mins
Material Usage: 470g
Water sealing of the Internal Planter Lower component with lacquer, wax or acetone vapor sealing if using ABS (Caution acetone is toxic and flammable)
Installing 3mm Diameter Twine as shown [See Photo]
Assemble [See exploded view for reference]
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