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The Waterpot Round Olla - Large 3 Litres

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Simple, effective, affordable & easy to use.  Our large 3 Litre Waterpot Olla is perfectly suited for outdoor garden beds and larger potted plants, both indoors and outdoors. Your plants will thrive as they draw the water they need to grow directly from the Waterpot which means no more second-guessing or overwatering. 

 We have two sizes of the round Waterpot for your small space urban container, raised or in-ground garden (do take a look at our Bird Waterpot too for a decorative touch and The Waterpot Small Round Olla.)

The Waterpot Large Round Olla

  • 3 Litre capacity
  • Materials: Low fired porous Terracotta clay - not to be used as a drinks vessel
  • Size: Diameter 16cm x Height 23cm
  • Designed in Australia, hand-cast in China
  • All products shipped are protected by 100% recyclable and/or biodegradable void fills and wrappings for the benefit of the Planet! 

Why should I use The Waterpot in my urban garden? 

  1. Water is delivered directly to the root zone 
  2. Eliminates runoff and evaporation SAVES WATER!
  3. Provides plants with steady moisture 
  4. Low tech and easy to use 
  5. No need for water pressure or electricity or water filters

Where do I bury it? Arrange The Waterpot™  in clusters and plant your starter seedlings or plants around them, whether in a container or in the ground. Each pot will irrigate the plants around 30cm of the neck. Plant seedlings in a circle or place between rows in a garden bed. Depending on the size of a planter container, one may be sufficient. 

Olla filled with water and buried in ground irrigates surrounding plantsPlants with long roots, such as tomatoes, can be placed furthest from the centre. Plants with shorter roots should be placed closer to the Waterpot. this is a naturally automatic system, if it has been raining, the soil is wet so there is no moisture tension and the pots don’t release any water. The plants get just what they need, right where they need it with no gadgets or sensors required!

Simple, effective, affordable & easy to use.

    (WA and NT customers please contact us for a freight quote stating quantity and address)

    PLEASE NOTE: As these are hand slipcast Terracotta items, there may be variations between one vessel and another in terms of colour, weight and shape due to the nature of kiln firing and the natural qualities of Terracotta clay. 

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    Andrea Govaert verified customer review of The Waterpot Round Olla - Large 3 Litres

    Waterpot Round Olla

    In view of the drought and hence current water restrictions, I have been looking for alternative watering systems and came across your Olla after reading about it. The system works, especially when you want to selectively provide water to less drought resistant plants in periods of extended low (or zero) rainfall. It is a sympathetic, lovely ancient method, with proven result. Further the pots look beautiful with their narrow tops above the ground. I sincerely hope that your Olla’s find their way in many gardens, big and small. Thank you!

    Andrea G.
    Australia Australia
    Up On The Rooftop

    Hi Andrea, thanks so exciting to see your Waterpot in action! Be sure to keep the "shoulders" of the vessel buried under the soil so that its mainly only the neck protruding and apply as thick a layer of mulch as you can over the soil up to the neck. (I use organic sugar cane as it eventually composts down into the soil and you just top it up when necessary).



    Excellent product and service from this company.

    Russell D.
    Australia Australia

    Great product

    We really love our new Ollas. Up on the a Rooftop were fast and professional and the product came packaged beautifully. Easy to install in large plant pots and now working a treat. We intend travelling a bit so now we don’t need to worry about our lovely plants.

    Charles F.
    Australia Australia
    Up On The Rooftop

    That's great news, Charles! Just be sure to ask someone to take a peek in them whilst you're away.


    Large olla pots

    Al goot thanks very much i will be buying a few more

    Peter C.
    Australia Australia

    Great Olla I love you!

    Perfect my veggies are flourishing.

    Wendy P.
    Australia Australia
    Up On The Rooftop

    Great new Wendy!


    waterpot round olla

    just put it into the ground last weekend, and the rain started on Thursday, so yet to have full test in dryer conditions, but it seems like a great idea to keep plants- especially food plants well hydrated and productive.

    Robyn T.
    Australia Australia
    Up On The Rooftop

    Thanks for your feedback, Robyn. Yes, that's how they work the best - in synch with nature. When it rains the soil around your Waterpot will provide your plants with water and all the nutrients that only rainwater can provide. Plants only draw the quantity of water they require - that's natural. "Overwatering" takes place when roots are "drowning" in water as the water fills up the air pockets in the soil, starving them of oxygen needed for respiration. Water pressure can also build up in the plant cell walls and may burst. As the soil dries after rain, the Waterpot olla comes into its own, also using the forces of nature in the action of Osmosis, and allowing the plants to draw water in a self-regulated manner - no over or under-watering. Don't worry, the rains are fantastic, and your Waterpot olla will take over when conditions dry again - you will save a significant amount of water during dry times and water restrictions. A few buckets of water out to catch the rain will be great to fill the Ollas with. Wendy

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