Plant Pods are a plant care system that automatically dispenses water for up to a week. Do they work as advertised? Here is our Plant Pods review.
About Plant Pods
Plant Pods are transparent globe-shaped water reservoirs that attach to a water-regulating base and are inserted into soil next to a plant. It will then automatically disperse water to the plant for up to a week. The official website is getplantpods.com, with a registration date of July 2017. The screen capture below was taken of the product website in September 2017.
Claims & Features
- Automatically waters plants for up to a week
- Adjust the water flow valve for each plant
- Simply fill the shatter-proof 20 oz. reservoirs with water
- Can be used indoors or outdoors
- Quick, simple, and charming
A set of three Plant Pods costs $14.99 + $4.99 P&H for a total of $19.98. The set includes a red, green, and blue Plant Pod. There is an optional upgrade to a deluxe designer set for an additional $5.00 which would raise the total to $24.98. At the time of this writing, this product is not available in stores.
Plant Pods Review
Plant Pods are water-filled reservoirs which automatically water plants. The product has a relatively simple design: You fill the globe with water, attach it to the regulating base, and then insert it into the soil near your plant. You then adjust the water flow valve to slowly release water into the soil which will ideally keep plants watered and relieve you of the headache of remembering to water them.
The most immediate concern is that it may take some trial and error to get the flow valve set to the proper position.
The primary problem with other products of this nature is that they tend to release the water too quickly – sometimes emptying the entire contents in a matter of hours. Thus, the makers have included a valve on this item which should correct that concern.
The design of Plant Pods is attractive and the glass looks to be sturdy enough to hold up to repeated use.
You may want to spend a moment comparing Plant Pods to a popular competitor called Planted Perfect, an automatic vacation watering device which is occasionally available and currently has a 3.7 star rating among dozens of consumers. There are other options which can be obtained more quickly, both locally and via Amazon Prime. Because this appears to be a test marketed product, you may have to wait in the magnitude of many weeks before receiving this item.
In short, you will likely be satisfied with Plant Pods, especially because it has a flow valve which many competing products do not have. The $20 price tag puts this on the high end of the scale for products in this category.
If you look for automatic plant watering products, there are numerous options of various shapes and sizes. Aqua Globes is similar to Plant Pods, and it may be worth your time to peruse that product’s hundreds of reviews.
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