Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter

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$44.95
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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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4.5

(based on 203 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (137)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (79)
  • Attractive (76)
  • Weather proof (54)
  • Lightweight (46)
  • Drains well (45)

Cons

  • No cons (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (57)
  • Window decoration (10)
  • Growing seeds (6)
  • Household plants (6)
  • Plant transferal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (109), Yes (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (60), Getting started (17)

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3.0

Has some pros and cons

By My Gal Sal

from Greenville, SC

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive to purchase/ship
  • The water gauge doesn't seem to work.

Best Uses

  • Outdoor Plants

Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

I really like the way this planter looks on my balcony rail. It is the perfect size for a small space. I wish the water gauge worked, but I don't really need it. The self-watering aspect will (hopefully) save my plants when I go on vacation later this summer.

 
5.0

I would definately buy this product again.

By Lori Lee

from Placerville, California

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Plants

    Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

    Love the color, loved the ease of assembling, looks great on my deck railing.

     
    1.0

    Disappointing

    By Pam's garden

    from Danville, VA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    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

        Verified Buyer

        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

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          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

            Verified Buyer

            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

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                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.

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