Self Watering Planters: Plant Care Made Easy
Self watering planters reduce the frequency of watering tropical
A reservoir built-in to the bottom of the container holds a limited
supply of water.
As soil dries out, the water in the reservoir is drawn up into soil,
keeping it moist.
This plant container is a perfect solution for
Watering Planters – What Are The Advantages?
- Make container gardening easy by reducing the amount of
time you spend watering plants.
- Self-watering planters allows you to take a vacation or
business trip without making arrangements for someone to water your
- These plant containers are available in lightweight
materials that make them easy to move.
- Some styles to choose from include:
- A liquid fertilizer can be added to the water in the
How to Choose the Best
Self Watering Container
Self watering pots keep soil moist and tropicals healthy. They make
container gardening easy by reducing the amount of time you spend
watering your plants.
Take your time when making a selection. There are many styles and
materials to choose from. Knowing your requirements before you start
shopping will save time, prevent frustration, and best of all, save
Follow these tips for choosing the best planter:
- Decide what the planter will hold. Choose a container that
will accommodate the roots of the tropical tree, shrub, or plant when
it reaches maturity.
- Determine the location. Many self watering planters are
lightweight, making it easy to try out different locations.
- Choose a style. The style you settle on will depend on the
- The plant(s) that will reside in the container.
- The location you choose for the container.
- The design and style of your garden, landscape, or home.
- Choose a material that will complement your landscape as
well as the style of your home.
Caring for Self Watering
Caring for planters properly will keep plants healthy and
ensure the container lasts as long as possible.
- While these planters reduce the frequency of watering
plants, watering chores are not eliminated. Remember to check the water
level in the reservoir.
- Liquid fertilizer can be added to the water in the
reservoir. Fertilizer solution might need to be diluted.
- Proper drainage is important for plant health, so be sure
the container has a drainage hole.
- Plastic planters exposed to direct sunlight and extreme
heat can become brittle and are prone to cracking. Plastic planters
might need to be replaced after 2-3 years.
- Mosquitoes are drawn to standing water. Add a couple of
drops of oil to the water if you notice mosquitoes breeding in the
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