Relax on Vacation and Keep Your Plants Happy with Wick & Grow™ from Costa Farms

Relax on Vacation and Keep Your Plants Happy with Wick & Grow™ from Costa Farms

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Vacations let us relax and experience new adventures. Whether visiting with friends and family or going on a solo journey, a little time away does us good. No one wants to worry about what’s happening at home while they’re away. That includes how their houseplants are faring in their absence.

Most houseplants are fine a few days without watering. If you leave (or forget to water) for more than a week, plants are more likely to be unhappy and stressed. Remove the guesswork and rest easy with Costa Farms' Wick & Grow™ self-watering system.

This specially designed system keeps plants hydrated all the time, whether you’re home or not. A “wick” is inserted in the bottom of the pot and a container holds a reservoir of water. This lets plants drink as they need it. Plants get the right amount of moisture without worrying about a watering schedule. This makes the Wick & Grow™ system a solution for houseplant beginners, as well as vacation goers or those who travel a lot.

“Whether you’re off on an international adventure or get distracted from your everyday routine, you can rest easy knowing your plants are perfectly watered,” says Justin Hancock, horticulturist at Costa Farms. “Getting away and discovering new places provides health and wellness benefits that extend well into the future.” Vacations restock our energy reserves. Studies show time away can lower the risk of a heart attack by 30 percent for men and 50 percent for women.

Keep plants happy and ensure they receive what they need while you are away with these tips.

Summer Vacation Tips for Houseplants

  • Give houseplants a quick look over, removing spent leaves.
  • Make sure houseplants are in ideal spaces. Move them away from air vents, drafty windows and extremely sunny windows.
  • Set your thermostat to between 65- and 75-degrees F. Hotter temperatures dry plants out faster.

Every houseplant is different and may have different needs, but the Wick & Grow™ system ensures it gets exactly the right amount of water. You can plan accordingly for your plants before leaving for an extended period of time.