Every gardener has that one plant that seems to have a never-ending thirst. You water it, tend to all your other plants, and next thing you know, the soil is all dried up again! Plants that like (or tolerate) wet soil include mint, snowdrops, canna, astilbe, and calla lilies. This soil preference makes all of these plants great options for self-watering planters.
Self-watering planters feature two separate pieces. There’s a planter that you put your soil and your plants in and a reservoir that sits underneath. You fill the reservoir with water, and as your plant’s soil dries, the plants will pull water from the reservoir underneath. As long as the reservoir is full, you won’t need to add any additional water. Sounds like a pretty good deal!
Self-watering planters can save you time and protect your garden from dying while you’re away, but be wary of what plants you choose to put in these planters. Plants that prefer dry, sunny conditions, such as succulents, should not be planted in self-watering planters, as they do not need much water on a daily basis.
Whether you have a few small plants around the house or a large garden in the backyard, self-watering planters can save you time, water, and stress in the long run. Check out our list of some of the best self-watering planters.
Eleplanter Self-Watering Planter
For the elephant lover in your life, check out this adorable self-watering planter! It’s a bit small at 4.5 inches deep, but it will become the perfect desk buddy!
Self-Watering Ceramic Planter
Crafted from hand-glazed ceramic, this self-watering planter will keep your plants nice and quenched for up to three weeks.
Small Self-Watering Shell Planter
If you dream of living by the sea or are lucky enough to have an ocean view, this is sure to become the newest addition to your nautical-themed decor.
White Square Self-Watering Planter
For a traditional take on a landscaping planter, check out this square option. Available in white, black, denim blue, iris, and apple green, you’ll find a planter that will perfectly accent your garden.
Self-Watering Planter With Trellis
Grow em’ tall and strong without having to worry about watering them constantly!
Custom Upcycled Self-Watering Planter
Custom, upcycled, and efficient – what more could you ask for?
Self-Watering Hanging Planter
Hanging planters can be the toughest to water, so why not make it easier on yourself?
Fiber Clay Self-Watering Planter
Environmentally friendly and finished with anti-aging additives, these planters are available in a wide variety of sizes and feature a modern, stylish pattern.
Ruffle Style Ceramic Self-Watering Planter
Tarnish-resistant and available in lilac and granite-gray, this planter is the ideal size for bringing a bit of color to your windowsill.
Self-Watering Wood Raised Planter
This is one of the most functional planters on our list, featuring a shelf for extra gardening-tool storage on wheels. The wood design will bring a neutral vibe to your backyard garden, too.
Self-Watering Planter With Trellis And Wheels
Mobile, self-watering, and available in three colors, let your plants grow like crazy on this trellis.
Self-Watering Indoor Herb Planter
Made out of carbon-steel, this herb planter features hydro-pads that allow your plants to absorb water as needed. Not only will you save about 40% of the water you’d usually use, but the plants won’t feel over-crowded and over-watered.
Vertical Self-Watering Wall
Vertical gardens are one of the best ways to show off all your hard work. Make your life easier with a vertical garden that waters itself!
Frog Self-Watering Planter
You know frogs belong in your garden, so why not this planter, too?
Swan Self-Watering Planter
Add a little graceful elegance to your garden with this one-of-a-kind swan planter.
Self-Watering Wine Bottle Planter
Available in three different colors, this upcycled wine bottle planter is as functional as it is modern and sleek.
3-D Printed Self-Watering Planter
Nature meets tech in this awesome, one-of-a-kind 3-D printed self-watering planter.
Self-Watering Stackable Planters
Grow multiple plants at once in their own seperate containers with this self-watering planter.
1960s Vintage Self-Watering Planter
You know we had to throw a vintage planter in here, right?
Small Vintage Self-Watering Planters
Ceramic Lace Design Self-Watering Planter
For a more classic vibe, check out this detailed, Victorian-style planter that will keep your plants nice and hydrated.