Dress up your balcony, windowsill, or exterior wall with the Rectangle Lechuza Balconera Cottage Self-Watering Resin Planter, a self-sufficient planter ideal for people who travel away from home or are just too busy to tend to plants. With one removable liner in the smaller planter and two removable liners in the larger option, this mountable planter is equipped with a self-watering system that gives each plant just the right amount of water and nutrients it needs for beautiful growth. Once the irrigation system is set up properly, you can let your plants thrive alone for one or more weeks at a time, depending on the size of the plant. Note: Mounting brackets are not included, but available to purchase separately, see related sku (PML011).
This weather-resistant balconera planter mounts easily to balcony or deck rails, windowsills, and even a wall. The brackets (available separately) are hidden underneath the planter and attach carefully to the rail or surface with soft, belt-like bands that prevent scratches and ensure a secure hold. Made of wicker-like woven polypropylene resin, this UV- and impact-resistant planter comes in your choice of sizes and colors to suit your indoor or outdoor living space. The removable liners with integrated handles make it easy to move your plants inside or outside for watering, replanting, root-trimming, and overwintering.
How the Lechuza Self-Watering System Works
This versatile balcony planter uses a self-watering, sub-irrigation system to nourish your plants. The included separator pieces form reservoirs in the base of each removable planter liner. A supply shaft with water level indicator runs along an inside corner of each liner, making it easy to add water and liquid fertilizer while maintaining complete watering control. A layer of LECHUZA-PON granulate drainage material lies on top of each separator and regulates the amount of water your plants receive, so you don't have to worry about rotten roots anymore!
Once you've potted each plant with soil on top of the pon drainage material, you will need to water the plants from above through the soil for the first 12 weeks. Each time you water, fill up the supply shafts, too, and remember to add liquid fertilizer every other watering. After that, the plants' roots will have grown deep enough to soak up water from the reservoir below. All you have to do is refill the water supply shafts when the level indicators reach the "Min" position. By drawing water continually from the reservoir, your plants will be entirely self-sufficient for 1-12 weeks, depending on the size of your planter and plant. When using outdoors, remove the drainage plug from the base to release excess rain water while still maintaining reservoir supply.
The Brandstaetter Group, well-known for its plastic toy brand Playmobil, introduced the Lechuza brand in 2000. Lechuza provides durable, stylish, weatherproof, and - most importantly - self-irrigating planters for indoor and outdoor use. The self-irrigation system allows water to circulate as it does in nature, making it the perfect solution for anyone who wishes to enjoy beautiful, healthy plants without a lot of maintenance. Lechuza planters are manufactured in Germany and ship to more than 50 countries worldwide.Shop All Lechuza