PlantCare launches first fully automatic long-term watering system at Essen

Swiss company PlantCare has launched a watering system capable of providing plants with the correct amount of water for up to nine months.

The global innovation was presented for the first time at IPM Essen (26-29 January).

It waters pot plants independently for several months with a single water filling. An internal intelligence system knows when a plant needs water and exactly how much. And it is the first long-term watering system that works in all substrates and potting soil.

PlantCare CEO Dr Walter Schmidt said: "We analysed existing watering systems and talked to many interior landscapers and their customers as well as private users about their requirements.

"These discussions revealed that interior landscapers need a system that waters plants independently and reliably for several months and thus reduces the number of plant maintenance visits to customers to 2-3 times a year. Thanks to the major reduction in service trips, interior landscapers can make significant savings in fuel and simultaneously reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80%. 

"Alongside the improved ecobalance, their customers appreciate the reduction in service visits, particularly in terms of security, since outsiders would be on office premises less frequently. Private users also want a watering solution to water plants reliably and simply even during longer absences — for example in vacation apartments.

"We incorporated all these requirements in the Plantomat, together with a few extras."

 

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