Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter

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$44.95
2 or more $42.50 each

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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 204 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (138)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (80)
  • Attractive (77)
  • Weather proof (55)
  • Lightweight (47)
  • Drains well (46)

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 (18)

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5.0

Ordered 2 and liked some much I ordered 2 more.

By Anita the cook

from Greensboro, NC

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

      Planted herbs in all 4. Easy to harvest them.

       
      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.

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