Drought-Proof Self-Watering Planter

Drought-Proof Self-Watering Planter


Item# 40-287
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Self-Watering Planter Drought-Proofs Your Container Garden

  • Large self-watering planter has generous reservoir to reduce watering chores
  • Perfect for hot climates, vacation homes, and large plants
  • Internal wick delivers water to plants as they need it

This generously sized planter has an equally big, 8-gallon water reservoir! Ideal for hot, dry climates and vacation homes; large enough for ornamental shrubs and dwarf trees. Depending on climate and plants, the reservoir may need filling only every four to six weeks!

Product Details

  • Medium-density polyethylene
  • 21-3/4"in diameter x 24" H
  • Holds 50 quarts of container mix
  • 8-gallon water reservoir


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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Cords broke - now what?

By Christy

from Boston, MA

Verified Reviewer

When I raised the cords up, I pulled way too hard and they snapped; then my toddler pulled them all the way out. Now I have two pieces of rope instead of loops! Could I feed the ends back down through the holes? The soil will hold them in place, I assume. How critical is it, for wicking purposes, that the cords be attached inside the water reservoir? See photo. Thanks!!


Best of the West

By archy 17

from Central Texas

Verified Buyer


  • Durable
  • Light Weight
  • Water Storage Room


  • not deep enough

Best Uses

  • Deck or patio

Am using for container fig trees that need to be moved indoors for winter. Wish there was a little less water storage space and a little more plant root room. Plenty of room to cope with our dry Texas conditions.

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Self-watering starts after 3 months

By Sue

from Massachusetts

Verified Buyer

I bought these to use outdoors in New England, where 3 months is about the whole season, so I will not get much out of the self-watering feature (which I was after). They do look nice for synthetic pots, but because they hold water, I cannot leave them out in the winter, like I can with my weather-proof synthetic pots that are not self-watering.

(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


One big water reservoir

By Container Gardener

from Beaumont, TX

Verified Buyer


  • Attractive


    Best Uses

    • Miniature trees
    • Water-loving plants

    I haven't actually had time to judge the performance of this product, but if it is like other planters from Gardener's Supply, it will last forever. I have two dwarf lemon trees that I want to transfer to these planters. I just can't keep them watered in this heat, and the huge water reservoir should help with that problem.

    (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


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    By yellow jacket

    from Ashland OR

    Verified Buyer

    I wanted a large planter and the fact that this one was self-watering seemed to be a plus. However, after I received the planter, I read the instructions for use and found that the planter could not be left outside in freezing weather. This is a real disadvantage and had I known this ahead of time, I would not have bought this product. Since I had already recycled the boxes used for packing, I could not return the planter. Temperature restrictions on a product should be listed in the product description.

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