Water Crystals as a Decorative Growth Medium.
Select an appropriate vase or
container. We use clear glass containers for their transparency and light
Measure the water to be contained and hydrate your crystals as
normal by adding dry crystals to water at a rate of about one ounce for each
gallon of water. Use between a half and full teaspoon
of dry crystals for each 8 ounces of water. Add food coloring if desired.
As the crystals are hydrating, remove your plant from its container.
Gently separate its roots from the planting medium. You can place the roots
under a gentle flow of water from your faucet to clean off as much dirt as
possible. Or, work the dirt loose in a bucket of water.
You may have to let the plant roots soak for a period of time to loosen
stubborn dirt and/or vermiculite clumps.
When you're satisfied that the crystals have reached their maximum hydrated
size or the size that you desire, using a strainer or colander, remove the excess water. Place them back into your container to
a preferred depth from the top. Save room for the plant.
When satisfied that all dirt has been removed from your plant's roots, gently work in those roots
into the hydrated crystals.
When situated, they will begin to receive the hydrogen and the oxygen
needed for growth. Sunlight on the plant can be filtered, as through a
window; never direct, as outdoors on a balcony or table.
Soon, you'll be
able to see the root growth and be able to see when your new growth solution needs
more water — just by looking at the container.
With the hydrated Water Crystals,
you can also start plants from seeds or cuttings.
You can root plants faster in a
Water Crystals solution than in water because the mixture makes more oxygen
available to the process.
Plus, you can add nutrients. (See
Use a hydrated crystal planter or vase to
make cut flowers last lots longer!
Click to order a small amount to try.
Sure to Visit Helpful Hints Page ]
a Pound or More ]