The 10 Best Watering Cans

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in August of 2019. If you’ve been looking after indoor or outdoor plants for a while, you’ve likely realized that their water requirements can be precise and need to be controlled accurately. One of these cans will let you keep all your flora well hydrated, and our selection features models with varying capacities, and spouts that can provide steady streams and/or gentle showers. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Rainmaker 3.2 Gallon

2. Mkono Bend

3. Dramm Assorted

Editor's Notes

August 20, 2019:

Depending on your how green your thumb is, you're going to want a certain type of watering can to cater to your individual needs. If you're looking for a large-capacity unit with a removable rose to tend to a garden in a raised bed, or a long-spouted, compact choice to maneuver around a tiered planter, you'll find a solution here.

When ranking this list, we wanted to ensure that we had options for both indoor plants and outdoor gardens. Our main priority was the can's design - whether it was efficient, dripless, poured well, held water without sloshing it around, was lightweight and well balanced, etc. After that, we favored items with warranties, aesthetic appeal, and fair price points.

For the style-conscious, the MyLifeUnit Elegant, Homarden Copper, Imeea Indoor, and Dramm Assorted each offer designs that are attractive and capable of blending in with decor schemes. Our #1 choice, the Rainmaker 3.2 Gallon, is a true workhorse suitable for the ardent gardener, as is the Behrens Silver.

For light-duty applications, like tending to office plants, succulents, or small potted plants, Union Elephant, Novelty Red, and Mkono Bend should do nicely. For a middle of the road option, the Bloem Aqua Rite is a solid selection. Some colors are less expensive than others, which is something to bear in mind depending on whether price or aesthetics are more important to you.

Special Honors

Coppermill Kitchen Notably expensive, items from Coppermill Kitchen are either unique antique designs that have been sourced from all over the world and expertly restored, or reproductions based on bestselling vintage pieces and created by design experts. All products are crafted from copper due to its aesthetic appeal and longevity.

Anthropologie Pressed Watering Can This gold-painted offering from Anthropologie is as beautiful as it is functional. Most effective on house plants, it boasts a woven rattan handle, attractive hammered design, attached rectangular stand, and elegant pour spout. It can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth.

Haws Indoor Watering Can Made from pure copper and ideal for small potted plants in the home, on a patio, or out in a greenhouse, the Haws Indoor Watering Can is hand-pieced and soldered with a polished finish. It's lightweight and easy to carry and pour, even when full, and sports a removable, all-brass oval rose that can provide a steady stream or delicate shower.

4. Imeea Indoor

5. Homarden Copper

6. Behrens Silver

7. Bloem Aqua Rite

8. MyLifeUnit Elegant

9. Novelty Red

10. Union Elephant

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

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