Self Watering Planters: What Makes them Stand Out?

Potted plants are one of the most popular decorative options, no matter the overall style of a home. Adding a dash of greenery in your home can certainly bring more life to it. However, when it comes to getting the best of both worlds, nothing beats self-watering planters as they are the epitome of appeal merged with functionality.

These planters can provide anyone (even people with black thumbs) with the opportunity to grow healthy plants with less effort. Available in the most subtle and neutral colour, white planter pots of this kind can certainly match any existing home design.

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How Self Watering Planters Work?

With a self-watering planter, it is easy to keep your plants healthy and hydrated all the time. Thanks to its built-in water reservoir, the self-watering white planter can ensure that your plants get a consistent level of moisture. The water in these planters is stored in a water container that is usually placed at the bottom. This innovative planter also has a water indicator which provides real-time feedback, indicating when it’s time to fill up the reservoir. This indicator is ideal for those who love plants but always end up killing them because of poor watering habits.

Regarding water efficiency, these planters save water in the most interesting way. Since the water is kept away from the sun and wind, there is little water loss as in these conditions water evaporates slowly. This surely is not the case when spraying water on the plants. Additionally, the spread of fungus and diseases is kept at a minimum since the water is kept away from the plant’s leaves.

How to Use Self Watering Planters?

Herbs, veggies, fruit, flowers – you can grow all of these in these innovative planters. Once you decide what you want to grow, you just need to invest in quality soil, fertiliser and seeds. Mix the soil and fertiliser, plant the seeds and fill in the water tank. Simple as that.

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Interesting Facts about Self-watering White Planter Pots

  1. Except for the fact that they can be used both indoors and outdoors, these planters are the perfect solution for both commercial and residential spaces.
  2. The best models are made of BPA-free HDPE that offers UV protection as well.
  3. These planters have a hard-wearing construction and they stand the test of time.
  4. Self-watering planters can provide a consistent level of moisture directly to the plants’ roots. This can literally aid to the plants’ health and yield, helping them grow into the best version of themselves.
  5. Overwatering is not an option thanks to the built-in reservoir which allows the plants to take just the needed amount of water to thrive.
  6. These planters are the perfect solution for those of you who travel a lot. Once filled, the water reservoir can keep your plants and herbs hydrated for up to six weeks.
  7. When the reservoir needs a top-up, you can use the fill points to replenish water levels.
  8. The most useful models of these planters come with a clip-on drip trays preventing any accidental spills.
  9. Although ideal for all types of herbs, veggies and fruit, self watering pots are not suitable for succulents and orchids in particular. This is because these two types of plants need the soil to be dry between watering sessions and the constant moisture of the self-watering system will cause the roots to rot.

Cleaning White Planter Boxes

White planters usually do not require a lot of maintenance. If dirty, you can clean the plastic surface with soap and warm water. For any stubborn stains, you can use a homemade cleaning solution made of 1/3 bleach and 2/3 water. Since the bleach will be diluted, it won’t affect the colour of the planter.

In order to prevent the water in the planter from becoming stagnant, it is recommended to flush the water reservoir every 3-6 months. All you need to do is to unscrew the lugs on each side and allow the water of the reservoir to drain out. Once done, rinse the reservoir with the help of a hose and put it back. Make sure the screw lugs fit tightly in order to prevent any leakage.