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Hexagon Overload Self-Watering Planter

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3D model description

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].

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3D printing settings

Resolution: 0.1mm - 0.4mm [0.4mm Shown]

Infill: 0%

Support: No

Brim: No

Raft: No

Speed: 55mm/s [Shown]

Dimensions: 202.6mm x 162.4mm x 175.5mm

Time to Print: 25hrs 15mins

Material Usage: 470g

Post processing:
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]

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Last update: 2020/07/22 at 21:18
  • Publication date: 2020/07/14 at 21:37





3D Print Project Athens (3DPPA) is a new startup that aims to bring a more personal touch to its customers via the manufacture method of 3D printing. The company saw the burgeoning craft scene in Athens and saw an opportunity to use 6+ years of 3D printing experience to give people the chance to own unique, locally inspired and manufactured designs. Happy printing!

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