Posted: 10/10/2017 at 17:58
I find it hard to keep orchids happy as they like slightly moist but not wet soil... because you aren't watering them all the time, I forget to water them... that's the only area I could see myself using this sort of thing.
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It depends on the orchid type. The Phalaenopsis type just need dunking in water for 10 minutes or so about once a week to keep them happy. As they don't have soil around the roots, and seem to prefer clear pots, these pots just wouldn't really work for them.
As others have said, I suspect there are enough people out there who would get sucked into the latest gimmick for it to be financial successful for a short time at least. At one time pots with a water reservoir with a wick into the pot were very popular, I recall seeing anything like that for a long time. Maybe I just don't notice anymore.