Internet #300492193

Model #SWI-038801

6-3/5 in. x 4 in. Plastic Self-Watering Insert

  • Lightweight Resin Construction
  • Makes Most Planters Self-Watering
  • Indoor or Outdoor Use
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Product Overview

Southern Patio's self-watering insert reduces gardening maintenance, making it the perfect planter accessory for the Green Thumb-on-the-Go. Fitting most planters up to 18 in. the removable component reduces watering frequency. It includes an adjustable height refill tube and a water level indicator that floats when the insert is full. A rope wicks water into the soil from the insert’s reservoir that also allows roots to collect water as needed. Manufactured with the designer planter in mind, the insert is one of a kind in the gardening world with its abilities to distribute water while remaining hidden inside the container.
  • Reduces the frequency of watering your plants
  • Water reservoir allows the roots to access water as needed
  • Fits most planters up to 18 in. Dia
  • Adjustable height water refill tube allows the insert to fit a range of planter shapes and sizes
  • Insert promotes water conservation by preventing over-watering

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Specifications

Details

Color Family
Green
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor,Outdoor
Kits & Accessories Type
Miscellaneous Accessories
Miscellaneous Accessories Type
Self-Watering Insert
Pots & Planters Type
Kits & Accessories
Returnable
180-Day

Questions & Answers

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Can this fit in a 5 gallon bucket

Asked by Collcr215 September 11, 2020
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Yes. It will , but it can only extended to about 12” tall.

Should I use 2 for a 36" coir window box?

Asked by justcurious June 15, 2020
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These plastic self-watering inserts will fit planters up to 18" in width.

Is the material used food grade safe?

Asked by Kat May 24, 2020
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I am not sure. But I can say that this did not work well at all. Save your money and come up with a different solution.

What is the height of the adjustable spout and does it come with a stick to let you know the wate...

Asked by Norbert August 25, 2019
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The adjustable spout when fully extended is about 10"; there is a water level indicator that I found difficult to see based on the angle of where it is located when installed in a plant container. So I relied on looking into the water refill tube itself to see if I could see the top of the water level there. I ended up refilling the reservoir every 2-3 days in mid-summer anyway. Bottom line: this product did not work well for the multiple plants I tried in the various containers I used but, with a northern exposure in a high-rise building, I can't blame the product for failing to meet my needs. With a kinder location including some direct sun and without exposure to harsh winds, this product may be the ideal solution for your container gardening.

Do I need to use two in a 24inch windowbox?

Asked by justcurious July 15, 2019
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To be honest. I sent mine back. It didn't perform like it was suposed too.

Does the planter need to have a drainage hole to avoid over watering?

Asked by KC June 15, 2019
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Yes, this did not work as I thought it should have.

Can these be inserted into soil of upper story window box to make watering easier?

Asked by lovefluffs June 13, 2019
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It may break by inserting. I planted it in the soil. I was disappointed in the performance. I sent back.

What type of plastic is it made of?

Asked by SimpleLiving May 25, 2019
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Just regular old plastic. I would ask manufacturer about the specifications of the plastic. Online!

What is the capacity of the reservoir

Asked by Bonnie March 4, 2018
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It doesn't say but I'd estimate the reservoir holds at least 12-16 oz of water

How large of a container or hanging basket will this work for?

Asked by Kris April 30, 2017
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My containers are 24" and 31" in diameter -- I'd say plan to use two inserts for any container larger than 30"

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It will take a long hot summer for me to truly evaluate these.
It will take a long hot summer for me to truly evaluate these, but I bought 6 and I want more. My large (whiskey barrel) planter that sits in a (hot) rock bed, has three of these. My zinnias are thriving! I also placed individual one in large geranium planters and petunia wave planters. Bring on the heat! Home Depot’s price was very reasonable, less than half the price I saw on other sources. I really like the curbside pick-up option, as well. (Editor: I wanted to add a photo, to win $1000) to an already submitted review. There was no option to do that, so I copy and pasted my review and submitted it with the photo. Please make sure I get entered in the cash prize! Thank you.
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It will take a long hot summer for me to...
It will take a long hot summer for me to truly evaluate these, but I bought 6 and I want more. My large (whiskey barrel) planter that sits in a (hot) rock bed, has three of these. My zinnias are thriving! I also placed individual one in large geranium planters and petunia wave planters. Bring on the heat! Home Depot’s price was very reasonable, less than half the price I saw on other sources. I really like the curbside pick-up option, as well.
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Once assembled it did not stay together well, however, I did place one underneath a hanging baske...
Once assembled it did not stay together well, however, I did place one underneath a hanging basket planter so the jury is still out
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Response from Response from Southern PatioJune 4, 2019
We're sorry to hear about your bad experience. We take feedback from our customers very seriously and use it to continue to grow. If you’d like to discuss this further, please contact our customer service team at 855-836-5574 or send us an email at customerrelations@southernpatio.com.
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This self-watering tool makes it look like I am capable of taking care of my plants. The other reviewers seem to be happy they can leave for the weekend. That’s all great and grand, but I’m excited that I can dump a bunch of water down the snorkel and then let my plants just sit there and be pretty for up to 2 weeks. Okay, back to the beginning, I was searching for a self-watering planter when I came across these. They hold 2 quarts of water and the water wicks out into the soil via the rope. Place this in the bottom of an empty pot, cover with soil, and plant you plant. In the process, make sure the snorkel piece will extend above the dirt so you can water your plant. It does say to water from the top for the first week. I don’t know why, but I made sure to follow directions, just in case. I used 2 of these for 2 different pots. I will definitely be getting more. I just wish Home Depot stocked them. When I finally found a store that had them in stock, I checked every shelf and it turned out to be an unopened box on the top. These need to be kept on the shelf for purchase or the company will stop making them because people aren’t buying them.
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So glad this is available at a reasonable price. It is nice to be able to leave plants for a lon...
So glad this is available at a reasonable price. It is nice to be able to leave plants for a long weekend while away.
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It's well made, wish the reservoir were larger. I have three potted, will have to wait to tell if...
It's well made, wish the reservoir were larger. I have three potted, will have to wait to tell if it distributes water well. I also made 2 diy self watering systems for some veggie containers with pvc, alum duct and cotton rope. The diy parts are only slightly cheaper, so I have great expectations for this So Patio product!
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We was under the impression the unit sat on top of the planter. This unit goes in before a person...
We was under the impression the unit sat on top of the planter. This unit goes in before a person plants anything. Very bad description.
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Easy to use
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This is such a great help in maintaining container plant...
This is such a great help in maintaining container plant moisture levels. Spout makes it easy to water and monitor.
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So far so good! My palm trees have really perked...
So far so good! My palm trees have really perked up after repotting and using this self-watering insert! It would be nice if the tube that goes back to the surface was longer.
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