What are Self-Watering Pots?

Self-watering pots, also known as sub-irrigation planters, are innovative containers designed to provide plants with the ideal amount of water for optimal growth. These pots feature a water reservoir and a bottom-water absorption design that delivers moisture directly to the plant’s roots as needed. These self-regulating designs ensure that your plants receive consistent hydration, reducing the risk of overwatering or underwatering.

Benefits of Self-Watering Pots

  1. Convenience: Say goodbye to the constant chore of watering your plants. With self-watering pots, you can enjoy extended periods between waterings, giving you more time to relax and enjoy your green oasis.
  2. Water Efficiency: Traditional watering methods often lead to water wastage through runoff and evaporation. Self-watering pots minimize water loss by delivering moisture directly to the roots, resulting in more efficient water usage and lower water bills.
  3. Optimal Plant Health: Consistent moisture levels are essential for plant health and growth. Self-watering pots ensure that your plants receive the right amount of water at all times, promoting vigorous growth, vibrant foliage, and abundant blooms.
  4. Ideal for Busy Lifestyles: Whether you’re a frequent traveler or simply have a hectic schedule, self-watering pots are perfect for those who need a low-maintenance solution for plant care. You can leave for days or even weeks (depending on the planter you choose) without worrying about your plants.
  5. Suitable for All Plant Types: From succulents and herbs to flowering plants and tropicals, self-watering pots are suitable for a wide range of indoor and outdoor plants. For best results, be sure to pair your plant with the proper soil. Soil recommendations below!

Moana Approved Self-Watering Pots ✔

• Made with recycled materials

• Durable, won’t chip, fade, or crack

• Smaller sizes for versatile use indoor or outdoor

• Smallest water reserve, 5-7 days coverage*

• Average water savings 💧💧

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• Double wall design

• Sub-irrigation water system

• Top fill-port for watering & overflow drain

• Moderate water reserve, 7-10 days coverage*

• Increased water savings 💧💧💧


• Crescent TruDrop technology

• Easy to read water level indicator

• Sealed plug for safe indoor use

• Largest water reserve, 2-6 weeks coverage*

• Excellent water savings 💧💧💧


* This coverage guide should be used as a reference and not a guarantee. Coverage varies based on proximity (indoor/outdoor), temperature, season, plant variety, soil types and more. We recommend you do your own testing, place your plant in it’s new home, fill your water reserve and mark your calendar, check water levels daily to determine the coverage. If you have 2+ plants, we recommend testing each individually, even if they’re in the same type of pot, because every plant drinks differently!

Best Soil Pairings

Choosing the right soil for your self-watering pot is crucial for optimizing plant health and growth. The soil not only provides essential nutrients but also affects water retention and drainage, both critical factors in the functioning of self-watering pots. Selecting a high-quality potting mix tailored to your plant’s needs ensures proper aeration, root development, and overall vitality, resulting in lush, thriving greenery that flourishes in its self-contained ecosystem.

Well draining soil made with premium, organic ingredients. Pair with perennials, grasses and blooming annuals.

Ideal for medium to large containers.

Premium potting soil made with worm castings and beneficial mycorrhizae. Pair with indoor plants, leafy annuals.

Ideal for small to medium containers.

Fast draining soil made with pumice, sand, bark fines dolomite & oyster shell limes. Pair with succulents, cactus, citrus and palms.

Ideal for small to medium containers.

TruDrop- Crescent Garden’s pioneering self-watering solution.