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Last Updated: 18th Jun 2024

How can you fertilize self-watering containers?

As directed, use the fertilizer strip included with your container. Alternately you can use dry, granular fertilizer to be added to the soil mix during planting.



This is where you will find out if self-watering pots actually work.

But you must use them correctly. The self-wateringa container does not contain water. It's a watering method that uses planters to water the plants.

What plants are good for self-watering pots? The Wet Pot is great for tropical plants that would otherwise need to be watered every week, like Pothos, Satin Pothos, Calathea and Maranta. It would also work well with Basil and Parsley, as well as other fresh herbs.

This raises the question: Can self-watering planters cause root decay?

Self-watering pots may not be suitable for all plants. Self-watering containers are not recommended for orchids, succulents, or other plants that require a dry potting soil between waterings. These plants will develop root rot if they are exposed to constant moisture.

How can you make a self-watering planter from a plastic container?

You can make a self-watering planter by cutting the bottom of an empty plastic bottle. Use a wooden skewer to poke a hole in your container cap. You should fill the bottle with water making sure that you get a slow drip through the hole. Place your vegetable or flower planter in the bottle.