Hand made by our team of dedicated professionals, our Self Watering Solera Premier Direct Mount Window Boxes are made from maintenance free cellular PVC, which will never warp, rot or chip like a real wood window box. This style of window box is reminiscent of the "craftsman" era and is rich in details and trim. These Solera window boxes are an ideal alternative to wood, without looking shiny or plastic like, and come with water reservoirs to keep your plantings fresh and well watered.
These handy reservoirs just drop in the box, and the soil is placed directly on top of the reservoirs. Using capillary action, the reservoir senses when the soil begins to dry out; and it creates a vacuum that then pulls the water up and out of reservoir, perfectly watering your plants as needed. This reservoir is nestled inside the Self Watering Solera Premier Direct Mount Window Box, and will never crack, warp, or twist due to exposure to water, snow, ice or frost.
Also, you can plant directly into these Solera Window Boxes without a liner, as this thick PVC material can handle soil and water directly on its surface without any chance of deterioration. Make sure the fill tube is installed at the time of installation and that the tube extends past the soil line.
Stylish Solera Self Watering Window Box Planters
When looking for a stylish flower box planter, the Solera Self Watering Window Boxes offer both beauty and practicality. Their sleek lines are accented with a straightforward look that is crisp and modern. Accentuated with a raised trim on both the bottom and top of each window planter box, the Solera effectively complements traditional, conventional and craftsman style exterior decors too. They make lovely additions to windows, yet they can also add style and beauty as railing planters. Although designed to mimic wood, their PVC construction outlasts their wood counterpart. With enduring elegance, the Solera also has a self watering function that provides hydration and nourishment for an extended period of time.
Materials That Enhance the Planter
Made from durable cellular PVC material, the Solera is maintenance free and long lasting. PVC material won't rot, crack, warp, chip or bow, providing years of use, as opposed to wood which can experience any or all of them. One of the reasons for this longevity is that PVC is not subject to extreme temperature and weather fluctuations. Consequently, the Solera can be used in any part of the country, from northern winters to the southern sun. In addition, their self watering feature provides additional protection for both plants and planter alike. The built in reservoir allows for fewer waterings as it holds moisture in the tray once poured through the above-soil tube. Plants draw up water through capillary action for roots to drink from. Depending on plant species and weather conditions, foliage can stay hydrated up to two weeks--perfect for people with busy lives and for hard to reach plant box locations as well. Without a doubt, the Solera PVC flower boxes make for a beautiful gardener-friendly experience.
Setting up Solera Self Watering Planter
The Solera can be mounted as a railing planter or directly beneath your windows, boosting curb appeal for your home in any location. We recommend direct mounting as it's quite secure, although brackets can also be used. (Hardware sold separately on this website.) Available in 8 stock sizes, beginning at 24' on up to 72", the Solera can also be custom manufactured to meet specific size requirements you may have. When measuring for your planter box, add 1" to the overall length and .5" to the width for trim overage. For additional information about the Solera, please call 800-896-0978 to speak with one of our design specialists today.