My plant is getting to much water at once
Q: Just after I installed, the vase emptied out in a matter of hours (i noticed it the morning after) What happened? The soil is soggy and water even leaked out on the tray.
A: Your Plant Straw just became a siphon. I'm so sorry! For this to happen, two things needs to be true:
- There is zero air inside the straw. There are usually tiny air pockets in the cotton cord, but in your case they were all filled with water.
- The water level is higher than the end of the straw.
Remove the Plant Straw, and allow the soggy soil to dry up. Squeeze the entire cord before re-installing. It should be moist, but not dripping wet. If you get this part right, you shouldn't have to worry about the water level in comparison to the plant.
After you've installed - Place the set up on a larger tray/non-sensitive surface and make sure it's OK.