We love the shape! The clay color is very attractive. We plan to use it for growing herbs indoors during the winter so the smaller size will be perfect and the "self-watering" makes it ideal.
My daughter has trouble growing plants, keeping them alive. She was very impressed with this planter and has every expectation this one will work for her. I'm excited!
Product arrived broke. Sent it back. The second product arrived damaged too. Product was packaged fine securely so it must have left warehouse that way.
When the column in the center of the planter is filled with water, the outside wall of the column stays moist so that the plants around it can draw it's water. This means that it is a planter designed for succulents or other plants that do not need large amounts of daily watering. It's a beautiful design and works really well.
Jen the artist
Los Angeles, CA
I wanted to get Dad something to indulged his interest in gardening but lessened his burden of care-taking. I had to have it sent to him and he was impressed by all the protective packaging. He really likes it but says there were no instructions. Maybe they were lost in the packaging! My brother helped him figure it out.
The thought was there for this product design; however the clay used does not effectively wick the water into the soil. I'm not sure if this is due to the type of clay used in the product, as it is darker than typical terra cotta. It is not reliable to water your plants.
This is a neat idea because I either forget to water my plants, or water them too much or not enough. It is a neat design, but it really needs smaller plants, because there is not really a lot of room to plant. I bought some small succulents and some "fairy garden" plants that greenhouses have. The first one I received had thinner walls on the outside, and it had cracked in two places by the time I received it. Uncommon Goods sent me another one, and this one came just fine. Also, I am such a novice gardener that I did not realize that terra cotta scratches glass, so now my coffee table has scratches-- but the planter is now sitting on a cork trivet.
Maple Grove, MN
Great in the sense that i don't have to guess when and how much to water the plant. Perfect commodity!!
Very nice size and look. I filled mine with herbs and placed it in my kitchen green house window. As for being pricey why would anyone buy this if they thought it was too much for too little? As child's gift...not so sure. Perhaps an older one you knew was into gardening, plants. You may want to consider making a larger size for outdoor use.
Chagrin Falls, OH