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It's easy to add extra Blumats to your Blumat System! And 50 extra Blumats give you a wide range of options when it comes to expanding your system. The Tropf-Blumat (5") is a soil moisture sensor that automatically supplies plants with water via thin (usually 3mm) tubing. Each plant, potted plant, or cluster of plants requires at least 1 adjusted Tropf-Blumat to the plant(s) individual needs. However, bigger containers and large plots require more sensors and/or distribution drippers. If you use a lot of soil or have large pots, you may also want to consider Blumat Maxis (9") to measure deeper soil moisture levels.
How it works
The Tropf Blumat self-watering system functions automatically. As the soil dries, a vacuum and hydro-static pressure, coupled with a spring-loaded gating mechanism, pulls water from the main line. When the soil is sufficiently moist, pressures equalize, and the Tropf Blumat automatically stops taking in water.
Each Blumat Outdoor Sensor in the Deck and Planter Set covers an area 12 inches in diameter. To expand and customize your own system, add additionalSupply Hoses,Outdoor Sensors, andDistributor Drippers.
PLEASE NOTE:Tropf Blumat systems do not include a Pressure Reducer.You will need this if you are connecting your system to a threaded spigot, such as your hose/home water supply or the spigot on a rain barrel or reservoir. ThePressure Reduceris in 'Related Products' below. This system does not include a water source. See 5-gallon Reservoirs below, sold with or without thru-hulls installed. Let us know if we can help you select the right products for your custom irrigation system!
Note: Blumat Classics (Juniors) and bottle adapters are designed for houseplants while Tropf-Blumat Sensors (the one's with the small adjustable brown knob on top) are designed for greenhouses, growrooms, decks, and outside gardens. Blumats Austria says "Please don't use the Tropf-Blumats indoors" because if hooked up to a constant water source and a pet, guest, or user-error somehow causes a run-away, it could damage an indoor floor, drywall, carpet, or furniture. We, and many others, do in fact use these systems inside ourselves, however, we are generally around enough that if a problem did occur, we would be able to notice a problem and fix it in time (not the case if someone is on vacation). We have many guides for being able to set these up the proper way and avoid a run-away or general mistakes. Please contact us for any help, we are always here to help make your life easier.