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 207 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (138)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (83)
  • Attractive (80)
  • Weather proof (57)
  • Lightweight (48)
  • Drains well (47)

Cons

  • No cons (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (57)
  • Window decoration (12)
  • Growing seeds (6)
  • Household plants (6)
  • Plant transferal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (109), Yes (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (62), Getting started (18), Master gardener (3)

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4.0

Good design, well made. Great for thin railings.

By Farm girl flowers

from Palisade, Colorado

About Me Master Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

  • self watering is silly

Best Uses

    Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

    I ordered these for a client who owns a restaurant. He has narrow metal railings, so the design and color (blue) work great for his patio dinning area. I took out the self watering stuff, as you need as much space for the roots as possible and the self watering system is a bit of a joke. The box itself is fairly narrow. I am hoping it does not fade too much in our hot western colorado sun.

     
    4.0

    Dramatic

    By BKBloom

    from Brooklyn

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Window Decoration

      Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

      I purchased 4 red boxes and love the pop of color that'll look sophisticated and dramatic all year long.

      One box came with a cracked water level checker. Other than that, everything is perfect. I'm curious to see how the color, etc. holds up years from now, since they are on south-facing windows.

       
      3.0

      not for planting

      By jane

      from Manhattan

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • poor drainage

      Best Uses

      • Window Decoration

      Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

      Used as box attached to balcony railings - while lots of fun being bright red, it is difficult to pair with plants. Certainly not elegant!
      Also, floods under conditions of heavy rain.
      Quite disappointed

       
      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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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!

                (2 of 2 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.

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