The 'Sprout' indoor self-watering planter has been designed to offer a way to keep greenery in your space without having to dedicate extended time to tending or care. Created by Instructables user Jonathanrjpereira, the planter incorporates a water reservoir that's 500ml in size and made from a used beverage bottle.
Powered by an Arduino Nano or Arduino Pro Mini, the unit makes use of a soil moisture sensor to automatically regulate how much water needs to be released to ensure an optimal growth environment. Users are able to customize this functionality to make it suitable for plants of all kinds, meaning that you can keep tropical plants like cacti or local species with ease. As consumers become more comfortable with their technology capabilities, we could continue to see more DIY creations like the 'Sprout' indoor self-watering planter coming about.