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6 in. x 4 in. Resin Self-Watering Insert for Planters

  • Self watering insert reduces watering maintenance
  • Fits most planters that are up to 18 in. wide
  • Water level indicator floats when the insert is full
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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.
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  • 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
  • Insert promotes water conservation by preventing over-watering

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Color FamilyGreenIndoor/OutdoorIndoor,Outdoor
Kits & Accessories TypeMiscellaneous AccessoriesMiscellaneous Accessories TypeSelf-Watering Insert
Pots & Planters TypeKits & AccessoriesReturnable90-Day

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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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    Water level indicator does not work
    The water level indicator does not float to the top when the insert is filled. So you would not be able to tell when you need to refill or when the insert is full. I reached out to the company's customer support to see if they can recommend a fix/workaround. They admitted the issue but all they could recommend was to return the products to the store. Unfortunately, I have already placed a couple of them inside my planters, so the process of returning would involve emptying the planters to dig the inserts out, which is a lot of work and more to my concern, risk damaging my plants. So it left me with no other options but to keep those that I have placed in the planters and return the remaining unopened ones. I was hugely disappointed with their customer support who did not try to address the defects in their products but simply asked customers to return the items. Yet this is one of those products that is difficult to return after you have put it to use. I felt compelled to write up this review so other customers can be warned of this issue.
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    Response from Response from Southern PatioJul 6, 2021
    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 800-393-1846.
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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 PatioJun 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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      Genius!
      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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