08 June 2011

Lechuza self-watering planter

My 3 bin Lechuza planter arrived and I put it together myself without a problem. If you are the mechanically minded type, this will not seem like much of an achievement. My talents lean more toward taking things out of the oven than assembling objects, following a set of instructions. But! the instructions were easy to follow.
All the pieces.

The water level indicator so you don't have to guess.

The water opening/base for the pot is held up out of the reservoir.

The water level indicator goes into the corner of each section.

Then, a cap is put into place to hold the indicator where it belongs. Solid.

The indicator itself sits on the top of the assembly.


After assembly the water filtering material (included) is added in all 3 openings before planting.
This is a gorgeous planter. Easy to assemble and plant. Lechuza has a wide assortment of indoor and outdoor planters to choose from. If you are interested, here's the link.

4 comments:

Stacey said...

That's really neat. You'll have to keep us posted on how it works.

Martha said...

It's amazing, Stacey. We water it once a month or so and keep an eye on the water level indicator.
Talk about easy!

JAMES CHUAYCHAM said...

What if you have to go on vacation for a few weeks? How to check for water, or we need automatic self watering?

Martha said...

Hi James -
We have 2 Leucheza self watering planters and they require water only once a month even when our summer temperatures were 107F.

These are great planters that you can rely on when you go on vacation.