Plant straws are for self-watering thirsty house plants both indoor and outdoors. While serving a functional purpose, the shape might encourage you to create, style and love your plants and home even more!
Plant straws are made of metal and recycled cotton. They are available in black and brass, as well as temporary colour collections.
Production & design
Plantstraws is a small scale design and production studio located in Stockholm, Sweden. It’s founded and run by Elin Fyhr. As a designer, Elins creative process is curious and playful, but also unhurried and picky. Elin strives to create products that are both useful and long lasting, objects to be kept and cared for, loved and cherished.
All items are handmade in-house, by the strongest of teams: Elin & her father. Manufacturing and designing at the same time enables them to play.
Having their own production and sourcing all materials within the northern part of Europe means they can ensure fair pay and working conditions as well as minimizing transports.
How to set up your plantstraw
Water your plant and moisten the cord before setup to start the flow from vase to plant.
Place one end of the Plant Straw in the vase, and the other in the plant. Plant Straws are asymmetric to allow for a variety of setups, so you can use either end in your plant!
To minimize evaporation, place the end of the metal tube at least 3 cm (1 in) into the plant soil.
Adjust the moisture level by placing a shorter or longer length of the cord in the pot and refill the vase regularly.
Plant Straws work through capillary action which slowly moves water from the wet to the drier side.
Wash, cut down, or replace cord as it wears out over time. Use a nylon thread to guide the cord through the tube.
- Designer: Plantstraws
- Colour: Brass
- Material: Handmade and industrially powder coated aluminium with a matte, structured finish. Comes with a matching colour, recycled cotton cord.
- 20 cm: For pots up to 16 cm high, or all setups with height difference up to 13 cm.
- 30 cm: For pots from 11 to 26 cm high, or all setups with height difference up to 23 cm.
This item can be delivered in Europe by Bpost, in Brussels by bike or collected in-store.
See shipping details. Free delivery from €100.
Pictures by Plantstraws.