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Franklin 17 Ceramic Self Watering Pot

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    The Franklin Self Watering Planter combines a classic planter design with sub-irrigation technology for a vessel that's equal parts form and function. The patented sub-irrigation insert allow plants to drink from the roots, just as nature intended. Simply lift the planter to refill the dish below when the reservoir is empty. Its never been easier to know when and how much to water your plants!

      SET UP: Place the Sub-Irrigation Insert into the planter, fill the pot with the included Aeration Stones, and pot your plant. Give the plant a heavy watering when first planted, until water runs freely out of the bottom of the Sub-Irrigation Insert. From here, you'll want to top-water for 2-4 weeks, until the plant's roots grow down into the reservoir. You can test to make sure the plant's roots have grown down by filling up the reservoir 1/4 to 1/2 way. If the water level goes down on its own, you're in business.

      Make sure that you give your plant a "dry-out" period between refilling the reservoir, usually 2-5 days depending on the plant.

      This planter can also be used in the same way as a traditional planter with a saucer.

      Our self watering planters were designed through years of experience working as professional horticulturists. By taking care of hundreds of thousands of plants in one of the most inhospitable environments for plants (New York City office spaces), we found that most indoor plants crave one thing above all else: consistency. Since most "indoor" plants are from equatorial regions of the globe, they're used to stable environments and small shifts in the seasons.

      Imagine if every time you got thirsty, you had to wait two days and then be forced to chug a gallon of water. Sounds stressful, right? By watering from the bottom, instead of the top, the plants roots are able to grow into the water reservoir and they're able to administer their own moisture, at their own pace. These planters have the added benefit of being able to see the plant's roots directly, so you can troubleshoot your plant's health without needing to un-plant it. Additionally, the design allows for increased root oxygenation, which prevents pesky issues like root rot.

      Watering from the bottom can also prevent fungus gnats, by keeping the top layer of soil where the nymphs gestate dry.

      Did you plant outgrow its current Self Watering container? No problem. Just let the plant dry out for a few days, pop it out of its vessel, and move it to a size up. Our patented sub-irrigated insert is designed to be easily swappable between containers.

      This planter will fit a plant in a standard 4" or 6" nursery pot.


      Measures 6 3/4" Wide x 5 1/2" High. Inside Diameter is 6 1/2".

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 53 reviews
    Great self watering pot!

    I got this for my pink princess and she’s thriving in her new home! Thanks for the rec.

    Keeps the plants happy

    Great product, reasonable price point. Like the water reservoir and overall shape and texture of the ceramic. Would be great if there was an attachment/accessory that allows the pots for c-clamp and rail mounting.

    Hannah Brown
    SO worth it!

    I love Greenery Unlimited’s lightweight large planters and decided to try the Franklin 17 Self Watering Pot for my husband’s office. Unlike me, he is NOT a green thumb, but the Franklin allows him a little flex time which helps keep his office plant alive. The bright electric blue color adds interest and contrasts the light green leaves of his arrowhead plant well.

    Love the Franklin 17!

    I’ve got about 6 or 7 of the Franklin 17 pot and I absolutely love it. They’re simple, elegant, and functional. I use them with pon or a pon-stratum mix and my plants are thriving. Highly recommend!!

    Felip Gallegos

    Franklin 17 Ceramic Self Watering Pot

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