You are here: Home Gardening Self Watering Planters Self Watering Planters by Alyssa Ennis March 14, 2018, 12:52 pm 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! Find it at Wayfair 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. Find it at Wayfair 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. Find it at CustomCeramiCreation on Etsy 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. Find it at Wayfair Self-Watering Planter With Trellis Grow em’ tall and strong without having to worry about watering them constantly! Find it at Wayfair Custom Upcycled Self-Watering Planter Custom, upcycled, and efficient – what more could you ask for? Find it at RoseAndBurke on Etsy Self-Watering Hanging Planter Hanging planters can be the toughest to water, so why not make it easier on yourself? Find it at Wayfair 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. Find it at Wayfair 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. Find it at Wayfair 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. Find it at Wayfair Self-Watering Planter With Trellis And Wheels Mobile, self-watering, and available in three colors, let your plants grow like crazy on this trellis. Find it at Wayfair 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. Find it at Wayfair 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! Find it at Amazon Frog Self-Watering Planter You know frogs belong in your garden, so why not this planter, too? Find it at MomandSonCeramics on Etsy Swan Self-Watering Planter Add a little graceful elegance to your garden with this one-of-a-kind swan planter. Find it at MomandSonCeramics on Etsy Self-Watering Wine Bottle Planter Available in three different colors, this upcycled wine bottle planter is as functional as it is modern and sleek. Find it at Sapphireartcompany on Etsy 3-D Printed Self-Watering Planter Nature meets tech in this awesome, one-of-a-kind 3-D printed self-watering planter. Find it at 3DPrintingCentral on Etsy Self-Watering Stackable Planters Grow multiple plants at once in their own seperate containers with this self-watering planter. Find it at HandyPantry on Etsy 1960s Vintage Self-Watering Planter You know we had to throw a vintage planter in here, right? Find it at FeeingGroovy on Etsy Small Vintage Self-Watering Planters And another smaller vintage option! Find it at FeeingGroovy on Etsy 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. Find it at muddyme on Etsy See more Previous article How To Store Apples Next article Black Walnut Trees Written by Alyssa Ennis Alyssa grew up on a 500-acre cattle ranch in Idaho before heading to the city in 2005. Since then, she has been urban gardening on her rooftop deck and tending to much smaller animals. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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