5 things you should think about before purchasing self watering planters


If you’re looking to purchase a self watering planters for your home or office, you may have realized it’s not as easy as simply picking out your favorite style and heading to the checkout. There are several factors that can affect the efficacy of these planters and which one is right for your specific needs. Here are 5 things to ask yourself before purchasing a self-watering planter:

What are your needs?

Before you buy self-watering planters, it’s important to consider your needs. How many plants do you want to grow? What type of soil would be best for the plants you choose? These are all questions that will help narrow down the perfect self-watering planter for your home and garden.

If you’re buying a self-watering container for herbs, salad greens or other greens that don’t require much space, then a smaller planter is more than enough. However, if you’re growing large fruits or vegetable plants and need more space for root growth and development, then a larger planter is probably better suited for your needs.

What type of plant do you want to grow in the planter?

  • What type of plant do you want to grow in the planter?
  • The size of the plant that you want to grow in the planter.
  • The type of soil that will be used for growing your plants.

Do you have any pets that would potentially harm your plants in these types of planters?

If you have pets, keep in mind that they may disturb the soil and plants growing in your self-watering planter. If you have cats or dogs that like to dig, consider placing the planter on an elevated surface. Also, if your pet is a chewer, make sure there are no toxic plants in your self-watering planter. You should also make sure that any allergies or sensitivities of any animal living in your home aren’t transferred to the plants by cross-contamination from fur or saliva (for example, if one member of the family has pollen allergies).

Also remember that animals can be attracted to certain types of plants as well! Some people plant catnip among their houseplants because cats love it so much; however this could lead to some problems if other members of the family are allergic to catnip (and thus having a bunch around might make them sick).

Finally remember how tall these things can get! If they’re knocked over by something heavy such as another child/pet running into them while playing tag then they may topple over onto themselves and ruin everything inside them–which means we need someone who knows how not only put it back together but also knows what happened before we go through all this trouble again when one little fall would’ve been enough…

What is your budget for this purchase?

It’s important to consider your budget before you make a purchase. You should be able to afford the planter, the plants and all of the maintenance costs over time. Your self watering planter will last for years, so it’s best to make sure that you can keep up with its upkeep!

If you have a small budget and are just looking for something simple yet effective, we recommend checking out our selection of bamboo containers. They’re very reasonably priced at under $20 each – and they’re great for herbs or any other small plants like succulents or cactus (just make sure not to overwater!). If this seems like something that would work well for your situation then definitely check them out!

Do you prefer a particular style from among the different options available?

When you think about the different styles of self-watering planters, it can be helpful to think about what your preference is. Do you want a traditional flower pot? Do you want a planter that looks like a rock or barrel? Or do you prefer something more on the whimsical side like a basket or even an animal shape?

If this is your first time purchasing self watering planters, I highly recommend starting with one of the simpler designs to get used to the concept before purchasing more complex pieces.

These 5 tips should help you narrow down the options to find the best self watering planters for your home and gardening situation.

  • Know what you’re looking for.
  • Consider your budget.
  • Do your research and make sure you’re getting what you want and need, not just what looks good at first glance!
  • Ask questions if something doesn’t sound right when reading about it online or in store reviews (if applicable), but also don’t be afraid to admit that maybe this isn’t the best option for your situation after all–especially if you’ve decided on a planter that could potentially cause problems down the line, like mold or root rot due to poor drainage or carelessness on part of user (such as overwatering). It’s better than having regrets later on down the road when things go wrong because those mistakes can be expensive!


I hope that these tips are useful in helping you to find the right self watering planters for your plants. When in doubt, it’s always best to do some research before making a purchase.

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