The Franklin Self-Watering Planter combines classic design with sub-irrigation technology for a planter that's equal parts form and function. Our patented sub-irrigation insert and specially formulated aeration stones 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. Watering from below ensures fast growth and healthy plants. It's 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 5" Wide x 5" High. Inside Diameter is 4 1/2"
I’ve recently turned into a plant person - growing up I had a black thumb, but this year I decided my “new skill” would be keeping a plant alive. Greenery's self-watering pot is easily one of my favorites tools - the blue that I have is super vibrant against my Pothos, which has been happily thriving!
I do love the pots, however there is too much leeway between the pot's bottom ring and the dish on the Franklin 17. The ring needs to be larger to fit with more stability. See pics of two different pots.
There is no need to have +-3/8" (3/4" total) difference from a functional standpoint. I am not sure about other models fits. I contacted customer service to see if this is a manufacturing flaw and they stated it is designed this way. They should redesign these to fit not tight, but with a lot less movement (+- 1/8"). I have other pots that have a much better fit. For the price you pay, I would expect a better design.
Bought 3 plants and pots here. I know nothing about plants and the staff was incredible helpful and made some great recommendations. Highly recommend this place.
I got this for my pink princess and she’s thriving in her new home! Thanks for the rec.
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.
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