Lechuza Trio Self-Watering Planter for Easy Gardening

picture of Lechuza Trio Self-Watering Planter

Whether your mom has a green thumb or wishes she did, I have the most amazing Mother’s Day gift idea for you.  The Lechuza Trio Cottage 30 Self-Watering Planter is an all in one self-watering planter that can be used both indoors or outdoors. This planter makes gardening as easy as 1-2-3 with so many features and benefits to delight any mom on Mother’s Day.

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Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies. I do very well with both flower gardens and vegetable gardens.  I have not had much success with container gardens, either indoors or outdoors. I either drown the flowers or forget to water them, either way, they die. It’s quite sad.

Lechuza Trio Self-Watering Planter Review

The Lechuza Trio Cottage 30 Self-Watering Planter is a beautiful wicker pattern planter that is 39“long, “13 wide, 13” deep. The wicker pattern and surface is UV resistant and made of a durable plastic that will last for years, even through tough freezing temperatures. The wicker style is beautiful and to match any décor, it is  available in white, mocha, granite or black colors.

picture of Lechuza Trio Self-Watering Planter
Lechuza Trio Self-Watering Planter

There are 3 separate individual plant liners that easily lift into and out of the Trio Cottage. Each individual plant liner has built in handles that recess back in seamlessly.

picture of Handles on each Lechuza Trio Self-Watering Planter liners
Handles on each Lechuza Trio Self-Watering Planter liners

The Lechuza Trio Cottage 30 was made for people like me, and for those that are actually good at container gardening.  You can plant any type of plant or flower you’d like in the Lechuza. I chose to plant annuals, however it would be a lovely base for a container vegetable garden. You can even attach a trelles to make a all natural screen for your porch, balcony, or patio.

Lechuza makes it easy by taking the guess work out of watering plants.  Each individual plant liner has a water indicator that will tell you what level water each individual plant liner has. With a quick glimpse, you will know if you need to water your plants. Now, I have no excuse!

Like I said, this can be used for both indoor and outdoor. When using it for outdoors, like I am, there is a rain overflow function so you don’t have to worry about your flowers drowning from a heavy rain or from over watering the plants yourself.

picture of Open drain for outdoor use of Self-Watering Planter
Open drain for outdoor use of Self-Watering Planter

Assembling the Lechuza Trio Cottage 30 was a cinch. Each individual plant liner gets a base that fits snuggly while leaving a 1 gallon water reservoir space for each individual liner for draining water underneath. The water supply shaft  and water level indicator is located at one corner.

picture of Individual Liner for 3 Self Water Planter
Individual Liner for 3 Self Water Planter

Once the base and water supply shaft  is installed, add the Lechuza-pon granulate. You can actually plant your entire plant into the Lechuza-pon granulate or add soil. The Lechuza-pon granulate is a structurally stable, inorganic plant substrate that ensures magnificent plant growth. This is perfect for orchids. The granulate provides the perfect control the supply of water to plants. You can buy additional Lechuza-pon granulate.

picture of Lechuza-pon granulate in Self-Watering Planter
Lechuza-pon granulate in Self-Watering Planter

I chose to add soil since I am using large potted flower. Add good gardening soil to each individual plant liner. You can do this inside or outside of the Trio Cottage. Since it is so easy to lift in and out of the Trio, I chose to plant outside of the Trio to keep it clean.

picture of Adding soil to Lechuza Trio
Adding soil to Lechuza Trio

Next, add your plants. I decided to use 10” hanging baskets for my Trio to have instant display filled with blooms. You could start out smaller and it would still be a beautiful base for your flowers. What makes the Trio unique for planters is that you can adjust the height of the base of each individual plant liner on 3 levels. Since my plants were large, I used the entire individual plant liner for each of the 3. However, if you have a smaller plant that doesn’t need the entire place, use the 2nd or 3rd level.

picture of Adding Flowers to Self-Watering Planter
Adding Flowers to Self-Watering Planter

Once you plant your flowers, simply pick up with the handles and drop the planter into the Trio Cottage. It is super simple. I also like the feature of dropping in and out with ease for easy moving of the planter. I had a hard time deciding where to put my Lechuza Trio Cottage 30. First, I had it in the back yard on our patio, then on the front porch, then off the entrance to our drive way. Each time, I didn’t have to carry 3 large plants. Simply take out the individual plant liners and carry each separately.

picture of Placing the individual liner into the Trio Self Watering Planter
Placing the individual liner into the Trio Self Watering Planter

Plus, this morning when we looked outside, 2 deer had decided that the Lechuza Trio Cottage 30 looked like a lovely buffet. We promptly moved the planter on the front porch where my flowers would be safer. Let me assure you that this would not have been a fun task if the 3 individual plant liners didn’t easily pop in and out of the base!

I know that I am going to enjoy the Lechuza Trio Cottage 30 for it’s beauty, convenience, and the all-important water indicator. It is a great system to keep your plants beautiful and healthy.

picture of Water Indicator on Self Watering Planter
Water Indicator on Self Watering Planter

For the first 12 weeks, you will simply water the plants as you normally do. After that time when it is time to water your plants, simply slide the cover off the corner where the water indicator is and pour the water in. Add water until it reaches the MAX level on the water level indicator.

The amount of time between watering your plants largely depends on the size of the plant and the location it is placed. Once the level goes from MAX to MIN, give it an extra 2-10 days for a “dry phase”. Then water again to MAX. You can also add the liquid fertilizer in the water supply shaft, when needed.

I love the convenience this planter has and I know your mom will too!

picture of Adding water to water reservoir
Adding water to water reservoir

Below is my beautiful Lechuza Trio Cottage 30. Isn’t it stunning? At the end of summer, I think I’ll try my hand at indoor plants again. With this system, I think I could actually handle not killing my plants.  With our long, cold Ohio winters, it would be nice to have fresh green plants alive and beautiful in my home.

Or to winterize plants, it is easy to pull up the plants from the trio to take indoors for the winter.

This versatile planter would look lovely in any home décor.

picture of Lechuza Trio Self-Watering Planter
Lechuza Trio Self-Watering Planter

Buy Lechuza Trio Cottage 30 Self-Watering Planter

You can buy the Lechuza Trio Cottage 30 for $199.95 on the Lechuza Website or on Amazon.com. You can also buy the matching trellis, there are pop out holes on the Lechuza Trio Cottage 30 to accommodate the trellis. With the trellis, the Trio could provide a beautiful, natural privacy screen for a balcony or patio.

WIN a Lechuza Trio Cottage 30 Self-Watering Planter (Closed)

Updated: 5/18/11 Winner Announced: Congratulations, Paula.

Lechuza is generously offering one lucky winner the chance to win their own Lechuza Trio Cottage 30 Self-Watering Planter ($199.95 value).

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on May 17, 2011 when a winner will be drawn at random and announced the next day. When commenting, please include your email address (not visible to public). I will notify the winners and they will have 36 hours to respond!

This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Lechuza who provided the products for review & giveaway.

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711 thoughts on “Lechuza Trio Self-Watering Planter for Easy Gardening

  1. rajee says:

    learned that they are resistance to frost. Lechuza can handle the elements, whether snow, ice, or frost

  2. Amanda Mollenhour says:

    I have wanted to start a veggie garden for years, and this would be the perfect way to do it!

    amandastarr11 at hotmail dot com

  3. Amanda Mollenhour says:

    I learned that you can download the instructions on their website in PDF form (handy for me, the loser of all things!)

    amandastarr11 at hotmail dot com

  4. Cindy says:

    Thanks for letting us know. I saw that they said it was good for orchids, so good to hear from an actual user too. The product looks like it will last a LONG time, great quality.

  5. Charlene Kuser says:

    I would like this for my mom since she loves flowers so much and would enjoy using this planter

  6. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…would like the WINDOWSILL PLANTER All-in-One Set for our kitchen.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  7. Charlene Kuser says:

    I learned that they are resistance to frost. Lechuza can handle the elements, whether snow, ice, or frost

  8. Julie @ Knitting and Sundries says:

    I would love this planter for myself because I have such a difficult time keeping my plants properly watered (either too much or too little) and not worrying about that part of it might help ME keep some plants alive as well! 🙂

    knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. Beverly M says:

    I love to garden too and that planter would be great for my deck. I also like the WINDOWSILL PLANTER. That would be great for growing herbs inside. Thanks for having the contest!

  10. Paula says:

    I would like this for myself to grow tomatoes cause we might move and that way I can take them with me if we move.

  11. Wendy McBride says:

    I also like the Rondo All In One Planter…with irrigation system built in!

    wendym at cableone dot net

  12. Vicki D. says:

    LECHUA can take care of your plants for up to 12 weeks. This way you can go on vacation and not worry about your plants.

  13. susan smoaks says:

    Plant substrate LECHUZA-PON
    The mineral-based plant substrate has ideal characteristics for plants and is the perfect alternative to conventional soil. LECHUZA-PON delivers outstanding plant growth, especially when used with LECHUZA sub-irrigation.

  14. Lily Kwan says:

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  15. Lily Kwan says:

    I commented on the Cindy Orley is America’s Favorite Pillsbury Crescent Cook and Looking for Kitchen Sponsors post. #2

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  17. Joanne Schultz says:

    #1
    I follow your blog on google friends connect- Joanne Schultz .
    this is the first time I’ve ever seen a GFC button on any site! I kept looking for all the little pictures!

  18. Joanne Schultz says:

    My plants have a tendency to die when I am away from home. Last year I’d bought four or five perennials, planted them, then left for a couple of weeks – none of them was alive when I got home. This would ensure that plants would survive even when I go away!

  19. Lisa McKenna says:

    I have the Lechuza Maxi-Cubi and planted an orchid in it four years ago. It has thrived since then, even though I have not fertilized it. The orchid seems to be in bloom for most of the year and now has four long stems full of flowers and buds. I’ve been amazed by how much the orchid loves this pot!

  20. Steph A says:

    I would like to plant a variety of colorful flowers, maybe some marigolds and petunias.

  21. Susan T says:

    I would like this for myself so I could plant herbs on my deck. Love to cook and this would be so handy. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

  22. meme says:

    I would love to win this for both me and my mom because I have tried and tried to grow a small garden that we could share but it seems like every other thing I plant I either over or under water them.

  23. Traci Lisa says:

    LOVE the Trio planter. I would love it for myself because it matches my patio furniture exactly! I also love the Cilindro cottage planter. Very modern, yet still classic.

  24. kathy pease says:

    i would love this because gardening is my favorite pass time and i love filling my yard with beautiful flowers and plants 🙂

  25. Dian Harner says:

    I love flowers and enjoy keeping them indoors through the winter. It’s so awkward to keep a hanging planter basket in the house sometimes, and I don’t have other more appropriate planters at this time. With the Trio, you can have the flowers indoors or outdoors and it would look equally appropriate. That’s why I would love to win this planter.

  26. Dian Harner says:

    I think that I would plant flowers in the Trio if I won it. I have some African violets that are quite prolific and could stand to be separated and replanted. But I might also like to do something different in each section – maybe a patriotic red, white and blue display for outdoors for the summer!

  27. Dian Harner says:

    Lechuza has many really cool products. Besides this Trio planter, I also found the windowsill planter that I saw on their website to be very intriguing. It’s just the right size.

  28. Melissa Beaver says:

    I drains rain water and holds it for future use!! That is the coolest thing ever!! I love it and would love to watch it on my front porch all summer!!

  29. Laurie Harrison says:

    Why I would like this for myself (my mother has passed on) I really am trying hard to start gardening this year. I would like to use my old deck for container gardening. Our water bill is outrageous and this planter seems to be capable of using only the water needed (no waste) Another reaon is Wyoming (high altitude) weather is unpredictable. I like that the planter is so portable. (get it in quickly out of the snow ,which is still happening in mid-May here)
    Thank you.
    geneveve2 at gmail dot com

  30. Laurie Harrison says:

    CUBE Cottage 40 white is really nice. I like this. I would love to have several for growing on my deck. Thank you for the fine review!
    geneveve2 at gmail.com

  31. Norma says:

    I’d love this because on some days it’s too physically difficult for me to get out and water the planters

  32. LAMusing says:

    I’d love to add the trellis and plant something that climbs out on our patio to help screen the pipes that run across the walls

  33. LAMusing says:

    I’d like this for mom and I because we live by the beach and plants dry out so fast! I’m tired of re-planting (not to mention the cost!)

  34. Tonya Dean says:

    My mom has several plants and I don’t have a clue what they are called except for her aloe vera plant. She keeps saying it needs to go in a bigger pot and this would be so nice.

    tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

  35. Tonya Dean says:

    They have this really neat LECHUZA-PON planting substrate. The mineral-based plant substrate has ideal characteristics for plants and is the perfect alternative when you need to avoid organic soil (such as in hospitals, nursing homes, or due to allergies). Very cool!

    tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

  36. Kelly D says:

    I would like this for myself because I usually kill plants by over or under watering and this might work for me.

  37. kittycardero says:

    I’d love this. I’m planting much more this year and need more pots. The fact that it’s self watering is a huge bonus.

  38. Nancy W. says:

    I’d like to have the BALCONERA Cottage if not the Trio Cottage to try to grow strawberries and herbs .

  39. megan says:

    I liked the window sill planter. I have been thinking about getting something like that for awhile for my new house:)

  40. Cindy says:

    Congratulations on your own home. It takes a lot of work to get a yard back into shape after years of neglect but feels so good after it is all done and you know you are responsible for it!

  41. RNWPBriggs says:

    I’d love to have this because this year, I finally have my very own home…and I’m working on beautifying my very own backyard (which is VERY much so a work in progress after years of neglect by previous owners!)

  42. Debbie C says:

    I would plant tomatoes in the planter, if I won. Nice heirloom tomatoes.

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

  43. Debbie C says:

    I would like to win this planter because I don’t have time to water plants everyday and sometimes have to leave them over the weekend. The Trio is perfect for me.

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

  44. cassandra says:

    I learned that the High quality paint with a ceramic and metallic look will retain its appearance for years.
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  45. Lisa says:

    I would like this for my mom’s Mother’s Day because she likes to garden and I think this would make it easier for her.

  46. Lisa says:

    I learned about their high quality production, specifically, ” All LECHUZA planters are made in Germany. They are backed up by the experience of PLAYMOBIL, a successful manufacturer of toys that has been known around the world for decades for its plastics manufacturing capabilities.” I had no idea PLAYMOBIL was involved in making anything like this.

  47. Daniel M says:

    learned Lechuza planters with sub-irrigation mimic nature and can be used outdoors – since excess rainwater easily drains but leaves behind a full reservoir to keep your plants well watered

  48. Debra F says:

    I would like this for myself because I’m an avid container gardener and this one would be zero maintenance! Who doesn’t love that!?

  49. Debra F says:

    These are awesome! I also love the Classico Color planter in aubergine. Thanks for the giveaway.

  50. Aisling says:

    I learned that LECHUZA planters with sub-irrigation mimic nature and can even be used outdoors, since excess rainwater easily drains, but leaves behind a full reservoir to keep your plants well watered.

  51. Stephanie Eagle says:

    I would like the WINDOWSILL PLANTER…I rent & don’t have a lot of room inside or outside

  52. Phyllis says:

    I’d plant flowers in a couple sections, and my favorite herbs for cooking in another

  53. Cristina says:

    I’d like this for my mom, who is an avid gardener. Since she’s in her 70s, the ability to lift the sections out would be great, and much easier for her.

  54. Mary says:

    I have wanted to try container gardening, and this seems top notch and pretty foolproof! I agree it would be lovely to have inside over the winter!

  55. Rose Poos says:

    If I win I would plant some double-begonias all different colors. I love having plants around. I plant because it is good therapy.

  56. Erinn S says:

    I would love some color in my yard..I would hit Home Depot and fill it w/ a mix of greens and color!

  57. Jennifer h says:

    My mom truly enjoys gardening. I can find her just about every wknd gardening in her yard. This would be a fabulous gift for her!

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  62. Rachel Benson says:

    I’d like this for myself because Ive never used a self watering planter before and have read nothing but great things about them.

  63. ROBERT ALBORN says:

    I live in Arizona and it is very dry here. I have a difficult time trying to grow tomato plants because they don’t always get enough water, and I think the Lechuza self watering planter would be a tremendous help.

  64. Khristi says:

    MY MOM DESERVES THIS PLANTER BECAUSE SHE LITERALLY LIVES IN A GREENHOUSE. SHE IS ALWAYS PLANTING SOMETHING AND WATERING DAILY. THIS WOULD HELP CUT DOWN ON THE WORK!

  65. Khristi says:

    Plant substrate LECHUZA-PON
    The mineral-based plant substrate has ideal characteristics for plants and is the perfect alternative to conventional soil. LECHUZA-PON delivers outstanding plant growth, especially when used with LECHUZA sub-irrigation

  66. kelley wood says:

    Id give this to my mother in law who absolutely loves flowers and gardening!! 🙂 it would make her day!

  67. David Scott says:

    My wife recently lost her job and then Carpal Tunnell surgery as a result of the job. The silver lining is she will now have the opportunity to do what she loves the most: Gardening. This Self watering Planter would really make her day and she would many clever ways to utilize it.

  68. Janice Crespo says:

    I want this for myself – I’m in an apartment and building my garden on deck – but this looks nice to bring inside too and extend my gardening efforts – thanks for the chance 🙂
    janicecrespo AT gmail dot com

  69. Janice Crespo says:

    Quadro is a really nice planter – they all are – LOL – spent way too much site there drooling at them all – LOL
    janicecrespo AT gmail dot com

  70. Kara Figueroa says:

    I am going to plant beautiful, butterfly loving flowers and put it on my new deck!

    kfig143 at yahoo.com

  71. trishden says:

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  72. trishden says:

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  75. trishden says:

    I would like this for my garden as I am starting a vegetable garden this year using the square foot garden method which is all raised beds and this would fit in perfectly and they particularly recommend this for tomatoes and living in NJ, the garden state, I have to grow tomatoes. Thanks!

  76. Suzanne K says:

    I’d like this for myself to help me get over the ‘can’t grow plants inside’ thing that I’ve got!

  77. Suzanne K says:

    I’d get this for myself and grow Mona Lavender plants inside – they are gorgeous and I love them but it’s too hot and dry for them outside here.

  78. trishden says:

    Hello, another product I would like are a few of their Lechuza rollers. I have some houseplant trees that need to be on rollers and these look like a good quality product. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  79. Katherine says:

    I would love it because it is easy to take the outdoor plants and bring them in for color in the winter

  80. Charles Lowery says:

    I didn’t know there was such a product that monitors it’s own water level. It really is self sufficient and with this product, I may even be able to grow plants! Thanks for sharing!

  81. Julie G says:

    I think the red Carado planter is beautiful. I would use it on my patio to separate the sandbox from the seating area.

  82. Kristen says:

    If i kept it, i would probably plant some veggies in it. But i’ll probably give it to my MIL, and i know she’d put flowers in it.
    aeris321 at gmail dot com

  83. Kristen says:

    I would love to win this for my mother-in-law. Her passion is gardening, and i know she would love this! She has so many plants to water, i bet she would love not having to water the plants everytime in this planter.
    aeris321 at gmail dot com

  84. EMMA L HORTON says:

    I HAVE A THING THAT YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH FLOWER POTS OR CONTAINERS AT YOUR HOUSE FOR FLOWERS OR TOMATO PLANT