Extremely brutal. Back in my potted days I rigged together a watering system. Made use of the 3d printer by making little hose loops (looked.like a wrench on each side where I could snap the hose into. Allowed me to double up a soaker hose directly on the surface of each pot. Worked pretty well in combo with a timer.
I had to go this far because they would dry out completely to the point the branches would wilt. if left long enough would even cause permanent damage