Capillary Matting, Professional Grade
This capillary matting shows true capillary action and can lift water up to 10cm. It is professional grade and is the same that can be found in supermarkets, manufactured from man made fibers. It is very durable and with reasonable care should last up to 8 years.
Maintenance: If the matting become soiled, they may be washed using warm water and mild detergent.
Cutting: the matting can be cut with scissors.
Available to buy per meter, 1.5m, 3m, 5m lengths or a 50m Roll. The matting is 0.60m wide.
Our Capillary Matting is 3mm thick.
Greenhouse watering:In the greenhouse the surace of the bench should be covered with a sheet of polythene before the matting is laid out. The bench should be reasonably level. Any slope must not have a fall of more than 5cm. The matting should be covered with the permeable cover which will prevent root penetration, reduces evaporation and keeps the matting clean. A water reservoir may be installed at a slightly lower level than the bench, no more than 7.5cm below the level of the matting. A small strip of the matting about 7.5 cm wide may be used as a wick to feed the matting.
Holiday watering: For holiday watering of houseplants set up a piece of matting on, for example the draining board fed via a matting wick from a reservoir in sink. The soil in the pots and the matting should be thoroughly wetted for the capillary action to take effect.