Self-watering plant pots are here to help accidental house plant killers

Have you watched house plant after house plant wither away as you promise yourself that next time will be different?

Are you tripping over your collection of dying monsteras, dried out cacti and brown spider plants, wondering how you’ve failed at being a stereotypical millennial ‘plant parent’?

Well, you’re certainly not alone, accidental plant murderer. 

The average person has killed seven plants they’ve brought into their home and a study conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Article found that people’s experiences of ending plants’ lives have made them scared to own house plants again.

But now, thanks to one Glasgow-based company, you could be one step closer to living out your green thumbed fantasies without fear of dehydrating your plants to death.

Enter POTR: a super sustainable, self-watering plant pot.

Posted flat-packed through your letterbox, the origami pot transforms into a modern home for your favourite house plant – the best bit? It waters itself.

Simply pour water inside and whenever your plant is a little thirsty, it will automatically start drinking through the cotton cord to self-hydrate, perfect for if you’re forgetful when it comes to your flora.

As well as being good for your plants, the pot is also good for the planet as it is made from recycled polypropylene and recycled cotton that would otherwise have ended up in landfill.

The pots are also posted directly through your letterbox in a 100% recycled card envelope – with delivery completely free.

POTR set to release its limited edition Ocean Pot range, made from 100% recycled fishing nets, after its founders designed a unique green solution for one metric tonne of discarded debris reclaimed from coastlines across the UK and Europe. 

A percentage of profits from Ocean Pots goes towards protecting our seas, with the sales supporting the goal of the Ghost Diving UK charity, which uses specialised divers to retrieve deserted equipment which ‘continues to fish’.

Designed in Glasgow and built in Bristol, the pots come in any plant size and can be bought in bundles or individually, with prices ranging from £14 for individual pots to £48 for family bundles.

Now, they’re able to deliver up to 100,000 different plant pots a month, meaning there’s plenty available to be put through letterboxes this Christmas.

Pots can be purchased online on the POTR website, while you can find a list of stockists here.

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