What is Botanium?
Botanium is a compact, easy and effortless way of growing. Its a hydroponic pot, which means it grows plants like chilies, herbs and tomatoes without soil. It waters the plants automatically. The result? Faster growth and no need to worry about over or under watering. Leave it for a month and get back to a healthy plant.
Botanium is a simple planter that takes care of the boring parts of growing and lets you enjoy the fun parts. All you need to do is to fill the water tank every now and then, and add some nutrients (included)
What you can grow
Grow herbs like basil, oregano or mint. Or chili, tomatoes or strawberries. Botanium works especially well with thirsty plants that normally would require very frequent watering. Grow guides for different plants are available on our blog.
The most common way to kill a plant is probably forgetting about watering - and then compensating this by overwatering. Everyone knows that plants need water, but how much and how often?
Botanium waters every 3rd hour, and since the growing medium holds moisture as well as air, the plant can't get overwatered. Just fill the water tank when the water level gets low, and you can leave it alone.
More productive plants
Having a healthy root zone is essential for growing leaves and fruits. Growing in a porous growing medium instead of soil, the roots get easier access to oxygen and nutrients (which are added to the water).
This enables the plant to grow faster, so you can harvest earlier and more often, whether it's basil leaves or chili peppers.
The water lasts for weeks
As water is pumped up, the excess water drains through the bottom and is recollected in the water tank to be reused later. So instead of evaporating, more water is being used by the plants.
The water lasts for several weeks, so you can go away from home and return to a healthy plant.
The growing technique used in Botanium – called hydroponics – is not a new method of growing. It has been around for many years and has been the subject of much research. It is a far more effective way of growing than traditional agriculture, and hydroponic vegetables are therefore becoming more and more common.
Botanium works fine on a bright windowsill as it is, but If you live in a cold and dark country, you need extra light during the winter. But you don’t need a special “growing light” - just put your plant under a standard CFL, fluorescent lamp or LED. As long as it’s not an old incandescent light bulb, the plants will grow, even in the grimmest of winters.
"This automated planter will revolutionize your growing game"
"This device is perfect for those who struggle to keep plants alive"
"Thanks to a great design, this device won't only help you grow your own plants and herbs, but it will also make your home look better"
Crowdfunded on Kickstarter 2017
Botanium was first revealed on Kickstarter early 2017. In only 5 days we were fully funded with 1420 backers from all over the world.
In the end of same year we shipped around 2500 units to 65 different countries.
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