Waterboxx® Plant Cocoon
The Waterboxx is a round device made from polypropylene and about the size of car tire — 20 inches in diameter and 10 inches high. An opening at the center of the box provides a space for a plant or tree to germinate and grow. The box is designed to capture both rainwater and condensation, which collects in the chamber underneath the cover, and prevents the water from evaporating.
A wick inside taps into the ground beneath the box and drips a small amount of water to the plant’s root system each day. Once the plant or tree has taken root on its own, reaching a water source sometimes several meters below, the box can be removed and used again to start another plant or tree.
Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology applications are endless; from large government reforestation projects, private programs, small rural farms, even consumer vegetable gardens.
The Groasis Waterboxx® plant cocoon is the ideal alternative for drip irrigation. The Waterboxx plant cocoon is durable and therefore it can be used 10 times. The tree needs the box for 9 till 12 months to grow. When the tree doesn’t need the Waterboxx® plant cocoon anymore, you can carefully remove the box from the tree and re-use the box. You plant trees with 90% less water than drip irrigation.
- It is approximately 90% cheaper and uses over 90% less water than drip irrigation;
- It is an organic way of growing;
- The survival rate is average over 90%.
- It is an ideal solution for urban city farming to grow vegetables with over 75% less water use;
- Proven technology:
- The Groasis Waterboxx® plant cocoon creates an incredible strong and deep penetrating root system.
The Groasis Waterboxx is an instrument that supports plants and trees to survive in difficult circumstances without using groundwater or electricity. It collects water by catching rainwater, and also by producing and catching water from condensation. It subsequently distributes the collected water over an extended period, to the tree growing in the center of the waterboxx. Furthermore, it stimulates the capillary formation of the soil; prevents the evaporation of groundwater; steadies the temperature around the roots; fights competitive weeds near the planted tree; and can even prevent damage by rodents. In this way, the Groasis waterboxx stimulates optimal growth of the young tree. This concept biomimics nature in that it forces plant roots to penetrate deeper into the subsoil layers.