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 214 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (142)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

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)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (64), Getting started (18), Master gardener (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (113), Yes (9)

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5.0

I would buy this product again!

By Dawnette

from Aiea, Hawaii

Verified Buyer

Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

First I would like to say how kind and helpful the staff of Gardeners Supply Company was.
I live in Hawaii and trying to get items shipped here can be challenging.
I did a ton of research and this product by far was the best one i found...and was so happy that they were able to ship it to me. The estimate to ship was 2 - 3 weeks...but it arrived in less than two.
The planters are durable and the shinny white is perfect.
I would definitely recommend this product to others.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

I would definitely buy this again

By E arensberg

from Pittsburgh PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

I sometimes don't come home for days at a time and it's nice knowing my plants will look as nice when I get home as when I left

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
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
     
    3.0

    Functional but the water gauge stopped working early

    By Mdn

    from Minnesota

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about : Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter:

    This planter is colorful and definitely brightens up my deck. Also it is functional but the water gauge stopped working the first season that I had it so I just water until it starts draining in order to fill the reservoirs. I have two and this happened to both.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

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