More about the Ella Water-Minder FeatureThis Ella planter has an intricate self-watering system that, in an indoor environment, refeeds water to the plant via its roots. The system has a bottom reservoir in which water accumulates and allows the plant to grab refreshment when needed. The water-minder disk is glued to the bottom of the planter and secured by a peg in the middle, assuring a tight fit so the water feature does not free itself from the planter. For outdoor use, turn the Ella planter upside down. Remove the rubber plug at the bottom of the planter so water can drain freely as to avoid overwatering and unwanted amounts of water that could drown or impair the health of the plant. Simply slide the plug into the top of the planter for safekeeping, in the event the plant is eventually moved indoors. Suggestions for watering Feel the soil in the planter. If the soil is moist, the plant will not need more water. If the soil is dry, add small amounts of water. DO NOT OVERWATER. Suggestions for storage This planter is made of a resin composite mixture which provides durability and strength in all environments. In colder temperatures, covering or bringing your planters indoors extends the life of the planter.