Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter

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Exclusive | Railing Planters Create an Instant, Self-Watering Balcony Garden

  • Easy-care railing planters in bold colors and a high-gloss finish
  • Self-watering for reduced maintenance and thriving plants
  • Easy to install; no hardware required
  • Your choice of stylish colors
  • We recommend one 20-quart bag of our premium Organic Self-Watering Potting Mix; each of these planters holds 8 quarts

Add a punch of color and instant drama to your balcony. Self-watering planters are a convenient place to grow flowers, herbs and greens, right on your balcony railing. Simply set the planters right over the railing — no mounting hardware, no holes to drill. Self-watering pots minimize maintenance chores and provide plants with the consistent supply of moisture they need to thrive.

Product Details

  • UV-stabilized polypropylene
  • 20" L x 5" W x 8-1/2" H
  • Planting depth is 7"
  • Railing overhang has a 1-3/4" opening
  • Holds 8 quarts of container mix
  • 2-quart water reservoir
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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:Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter
 
4.5

(based on 201 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (136)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (77)
  • Attractive (74)
  • Weather proof (52)
  • Holding capacity (44)
  • Lightweight (44)

Cons

  • No cons (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (55)
  • Window decoration (10)
  • Growing seeds (6)
  • Household plants (6)
  • Plant transferal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (109), Yes (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (59), Getting started (16)

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1.0

Disappointing

By Pam's garden

from Danville, VA

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Pros

    Cons

    • Deteriorates/Rots

    Best Uses

      Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

      The box arrived and it was not evenly squared. Curved inward on the front. The self watering part never did work and fell apart after 1 season. And now that I've had it for 2 years, the paint is peeling off. What a waste of money! I bought 3 and they are all the same, crooked, watering device does not work and the paint is peeling. Also, it does not fit straight on the railing. I had to hot glue wood on the back to make it fit straight. Do not waste your money on this!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Needs drain hold AND fill mechanism

      By drdjmp

      from Townville, SC

      About Me Master Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Needs overflow drainage from reservoir
      • No way to add water from below

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor Plants

      Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

      This is beautiful but needs work as far as practicality of design. The gauge for the reservoir water level is flimsy and quit working almost immediately, but no problem, as you need to drill a small hole through the side of the planter, at the top of the reservoir just below the soil platform, for overflow water drainage, anyway. (Make sure it is located where draining dirty water will not be a problem.) Also, there is no way to fill the water reservoir, so I added 12 in. of 1/2 inch PVC pipe in the 'dent' in the soil platform nearest the water gauge, after cutting off the bottom of the platform that rests on the bottom of the planter. See pictures. There are drain holes with plugs in the bottom but they are a pain to open and re-close just at the water level you want. Without drainage, the roots will rot.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great solution for fence railing

      By Joanpvb

      from Ponte Vedra, FL

      About Me Getting Started

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Drains Well
      • Holding Capacity
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fence planter
        • Household Plants
        • Outdoor Plants

        Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

        We bought 5 planters to replace the previous metal ones with coconut fiber liners which had to be watered twice a day last summer. These are very pretty, easy to assemble, and work exactly as advertised. And my flowers are thriving!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fabulous!

        By alinmills

        from Moseley, VA

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Drains Well
        • Holding Capacity
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Growing Seeds
          • Window Decoration

          Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

          I have had a very difficult time finding a planter design that works well for a very narrow railing. These are sturdy, well-designed to adjust to whatever size railing you have. They are attractive and sturdy.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this again

          By Orlo

          from Rutherford, NJ

          About Me Getting Started

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Drains Well
          • Holding Capacity
          • Lightweight
          • Sturdy
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Growing Seeds
            • Outdoor Plants

            Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

            My wife uses this as her herb station. She has started them inside and in the spring will move the unit outside.

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Have not used it yet. It is a Xmas present

            By Wally

            from waco tx

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Plant Transferal
              • Window Decoration

              Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

              Have not used it yet

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Very Disappointed

              By Hana

              from Santa Monica

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Self-watering feature does not work

              Best Uses

              • Household Plants

              Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

              I bought the Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter about 2 months ago and I am very disappointed with the purchase. It was working great for the first few weeks, it looked great and my plants were going well. However only three weeks after I had gotten it the self-watering feature stopped working, the gauge never moved no matter how much water I put in and so I could never tell if I was putting too much or too little. I also couldn't tell if it was just the gauge that stopped working or the feature stopped working altogether, so I don't know if my plants would continue to be be watered with extra water I give them. As such, I have needed to water the plants almost every day, defeating the purpose of getting a self-watering pot. I am so disappointed since I go on regular overseas trips and don't want my plants to die while I am gone. I will need to find another alternative to this planter.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Splash of color

              By Graceful Smiles

              from Northern Colorado

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              Pros

              • Adds color
              • Attractive Design
              • Fits well over railings
              • Holding Capacity
              • Lightweight
              • Sturdy
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor Plants

                Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

                Love these. Was able to add color to my front porch both by the color of pot I choose but also with the flowers that grew.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                looks wonderful

                By garden lady

                from colorado springs,co

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Drains Well
                • Holding Capacity
                • Lightweight
                • Sturdy
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor Plants
                  • Window Decoration

                  Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

                  hung them on my window wells looks great

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Self watering balcony planters !

                  By Mel

                  from Cudjoe key , Florida .

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Beautiful Color
                  • Drains Well
                  • Holding Capacity
                  • Lightweight
                  • Sturdy
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                  • Check Railing Width

                  Best Uses

                  • Adds Color To Landscape
                  • Growing Seeds
                  • Household Plants
                  • Outdoor Plants
                  • Plant Transferal
                  • Window Decoration

                  Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

                  These planters are attractive and vibrant color ! They add color to your home, and are a great conversation piece . Beautiful planters that everyone loves. It's unique design allows you to hang them easily , while eliminating messy ties or brackets for other winded planters ...double check the width of your railing to make sure it will fit ....if they don't fit.....there are other designs By this Comoany , that come in vibrant colors , that you can use too.

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