PICO
PICO

User manual

Safety

  • Do not use it for any other applications apart from growing plants as described.
  • Do not install the product in unsafe environments. Keep away from electronic appliances and/or other sensitive environments to avoid water damage or spills.
  • Keep pets and children away.
  • Do not use it in a partial/ incomplete state or with improper connections or with unauthorized or modified configurations.
  • Follow local laws and regulations wherever applicable and make sure that the charger and/or the connections are in accordance with the local regulations.
  • Turn off power before making any adjustments.
  • Keep water and other liquids away from electric wiring.
  • Do not attempt to repair or service the grow light components.
  • The grow light unit and its heatsink may get hot in normal operation, please take care in handling.
  • Do not stare at the light source for long periods, use the included diffuser if required.

What’s in the box

Funnel x 2

Pico

Main cable

Daisy chain cable

Mounts

Spare wick and tips

Cable organizer x 5

Upright support

Velcro patches

Diffuser

Up-close

Growing

Fill the inner pod with soil or any growing medium of your choice.

Sow seeds/seedling, or a trans- plant 1-2 inches from the top of the soil. It is advised to use only couple of seeds to avoid over- crowding.

Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.

Note: You may add pebbles, clay balls, or gravel to the inner pod for better aeration in roots.

Watering

Attach the funnel on the top. Add the water through the funnel attached to mounting point.

Keep a check on the water level indicator on window. Stop pouring when the water reaches maximum level. Refill when water level is near min.

It is normal for the water level to drop significantly to more than half in 24 hours. Top up only when it reaches to the lowest level in 5-6 days.

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Water consumption patterns vary across plants. For succulents and cacti which requires lesser water, fill the reservoir only till the minimum level to provide optimum moisture level to the plant.

Note: It is a healthy practice of giving a dry spell to your plant for a couple of days to encourage fast root growth.

Upright Support

Ferromagnetic surfaces

Glass/Smooth surfaces

  • The Upright Support must be used unless Pico is kept on a flat surface. Its embedded magnet helps stick to a ferromagnetic surface such as a refrigerator door.
  • The included Hook & Loop patch helps it secure it to other verti- cal surfaces, such as a glass wall or a mirror. Stick one half over
  • the magnetic face, while the other half must be stuck on the vertical surface.

Cable Organizer

  • The included Cable Organizers help route the power cable with the least clutter.
  • Like the Upright Supports, they may be used magnetically or with the patches.

Interchangeable Mounts

  • The Interchangeable Mounts help attach Pico to various surfaces. Using a Philips screwdriver unfasten the screw in an anti-clockwise direction to release the mount.
  • Wedge the upper end of the chosen Mount into the mating slot with slight pressure.
  • Turn the screw in a clockwise direction. As the screw attaches itself to the Uprights, the Mount is secured in place.

LED Growlights

  • The telescopic upright with the LED unit follows the growth of plants as they grow taller.
  • Maintain a minimum distance of 1-2 inches from the plant canopy to prevent leaf-burn or fatigue
  • Use the Diffuser to reduce the light intensity at the highest point, once the plants are closer to the light

The LED grow lights are powered by the USB Type-C ports on either side of Pico.

Use the included Power Cable to connect this to a 5V phone charger as shown.

We suggest 12-16hours of indoor 5 V lighting per day, after which the lights must be turned off since excessive lights are damaging to plants.

Pico-timer

  • The optional Pico-tim- er lets you automate this with a 16h ON/ 8h OFF cycle.
  • Follow the included instructions to set your current local time, after which the timer turns on the grow lights at 0600h and turns off at 2200h every day.

Daisy chaining

  • The Pico-timer is connected in series between your 5V charger and the Power Cable as shown.
  • The Daisy Chain Cable allows connecting more than 1 Pico to the same power source.It has USB Type-C on both ends as compared to only one end on the power cable.
  • The optional Pico-timer must be connected between the Power Cable and the 5V charger, to automate the chain at once.

The recommended charger output for daisy-chaining is as follows.

Pico in daisy chain 1 2 3 4 5
Recommended charger 5V 1A 5V 2A 5V 2A 5V 3A 5V 3A

Cleaning & Maintenance

Care of Upright

Apply pressure directly above
the telescopic upright. Do not force sideways.

If too tight close in stages by holding the stem.