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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:Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter
 
4.5

(based on 199 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (136)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (76)
  • Attractive (73)
  • Weather proof (52)
  • Holding capacity (44)
  • Lightweight (44)

Cons

  • No cons (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (54)
  • Window decoration (10)
  • Growing seeds (6)
  • Household plants (6)
  • Plant transferal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (109), Yes (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (58), Getting started (16)

Reviewed by 199 customers

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5.0

Great solution for fence railing

By Joanpvb

from Ponte Vedra, FL

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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!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fabulous!

    By alinmills

    from Moseley, VA

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    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 1 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

          (1 of 1 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.

           
          5.0

          Splash of color

          By Graceful Smiles

          from Northern Colorado

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          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.

             
            5.0

            looks wonderful

            By garden lady

            from colorado springs,co

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            Verified Buyer

            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

               
              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.

               
              5.0

              Best in Class!!

              By Ricochet

              from Wisconsin

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Drains Well
              • Holding Capacity
              • Lightweight
              • Simple To Install
              • Sturdy
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • On A Arbor
                • Outdoor Plants

                Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

                We are putting it on each side of an arbor so we can grow a vining plant to grow over the top.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great

                By Pat

                from Iowa

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                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 that I don't have to water as often. Love the moisture level gauge. Appreciate the plugs in the bottom that let out excess water.

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