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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:Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter
 
4.5

(based on 211 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (140)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (86)
  • Attractive (83)
  • Weather proof (60)
  • Lightweight (50)
  • Drains well (48)

Cons

  • No cons (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (59)
  • Window decoration (12)
  • Growing seeds (7)
  • Household plants (6)
  • Plant transferal (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (110), Yes (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (64), Getting started (18), Master gardener (4)

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4.0

looked nice.

By em

from los angeles, ca

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • nice color
  • self water. not tested.

Cons

  • wont fit most railings.

Best Uses

    Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

    Never got to use it. I got the sweet red ones. They looked great and all but the railing set was very narrow. I honestly dont think it would fit most railings. I cant really say much about the use or self watering aspect since I did not get to use it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Perfect for metal railing!

    By Shelly

    from Madison

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Sturdy
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

    • Needs drain holes (I added some with drill)

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Plants

    Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

    Beautiful, simple, looks great as a set (I have five across my railing). Cons: needs drain hole for rain storms - I drilled a small hole on each side that solved the problem.

     
    5.0

    Iike the self-watering feature

    By Jhaneece

    from NY

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Growing Seeds
      • Outdoor Plants
      • Plant Transferal

      Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

      I am using the planter on the railing outside my side door. It provides the right amount of water to my herb garden. The self-watering feature keeps the herbs from drying out if I'm away for a day or two.

       
      5.0

      High quality planter

      By N/a

      from Iowa

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

          Very sturdy and nice looking product. I have had many good comments about them. They are a bit smaller than I would like, but the pros outweigh that for me.

           
          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.

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