Benefits of Self Watering Planters and Where to Find a Large Lechuza Indoor Planter Box or Plant System

Container gardening can be an easy way to grow the plants you love. However, watering can sometimes be a challenge – underwatering and overwatering are common problems that can keep your plants from thriving. Lechuza self-watering planters offer a simple alternative that takes the guesswork out of watering. In these exclusive pots, the soil perches above a water reservoir and the roots of the plant stretch down through the soil and into the water for the perfect amount of nourishment. Self-watering indoor planters offer several advantages over traditional pots; here are a few of them. 

Nutrient retention

As you water a plant in a traditional container, the nutrients in the soil slowly diffuse out along with the water molecules. That means that you’ll need to add organic matter to maintain the nutrient levels periodically. With a self-watering planter box, you still have to water the plant, but the closed system keeps the nutrients within the soil environment. Any excess water stays within a separate compartment that you can then empty back into the plant when it becomes full. This self-contained water cycle helps the plant hold onto essential nutrients and, as a result, flourish. 

Water conservation

Mostly if you live in a dry climate, conserving water is a constant concern. Large self-watering planters allow only some of the water to evaporate from the soil, and this evaporation mainly occurs after a direct watering. The water trapped in the reserve cannot evaporate; it will be retained until you pour it back into the planter. That means that the overall amount of water you will need to use for a self-watering plant system is significantly lower than for a traditional pot, even for plants known to consume lots of water. 

Convenience

Long work hours and holidays can take a toll on potted plants. Large self-watering planters offer a solution because you can water much less frequently without endangering the plant. In fact, you can go days without watering plants in these containers, even during the hottest summer months. The planter will work effectively as long as it contains enough water – and it takes a long time for all the water to evaporate. 

Healthy root growth

One of the most common problems gardeners run into is shallow root growth – caused by shallow watering. Many plants cannot thrive without proper root support. Self-watering pots provide a failproof way to deep-water the container without being concerned about root rot. Well-cared-for root systems encourage larger, healthier plants. 

Where to buy Lechuza self-watering planters

At Plantercraft, we provide our customers with a range of high-quality Lechuza sub-irrigated planters for indoor and outdoor use. Whether you’re choosing a few houseplants to decorate your space or outfitting an office, retail store, hospitality facility, or other commercial space, we have the planters and pots you need. Peruse our online store or visit our Malaga Showroom to see all we offer. Contact Plantercraft for more information on any of our exceptional products

For further information, or to arrange an obligation-free quote, contact the friendly team at Plantercraft on (08) 9249 9078