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I love the #plantabottle – and don’t know how I ever lived without it! I can’t begin to tell you how many plants I have killed because I did not water them enough or went on vacation leaving them in charge of someone else who did not give them enough water. In fact the two things that I believe kill plants the most is not enough water or too much water. With the #plantabottle those days are gone. Just insert the piece into the soil your plant is growing in, fill a bottle such as a dark colored beer or soda bottle with water and insert it. The plants roots then get just the right amount of water because the soil soaks up the water from the #plantabottle as it is needed.
This eliminates dumping saucers of water to keep your plants roots healthy and guessing just how often and how much to water your container plants. I cannot tell you how wonderful this is. I consider myself very well versed on how to care for tropical container plants but let me tell you I have learned I was under watering my tropical plants. Seriously. They seemed to be thriving but once I started using the #plantabottle in the containers I found out how quickly they were soaking up the water – in addition to my regular watering schedule – and they are now really thriving.
You can use these indoors or out – and I have them both places. I love that they have the natural clay look similar to clay flower pots. For those who are wondering, I chose to use brown beer bottles because I felt that a dark colored bottle might be better both to help prevent the water from getting so hot outside and to prevent algae. Now I am not certain this is going to work but so far, so good – and given that I am refilling these bottles frequently I can rinse them out well and if need be rinse them once with hydrogen peroxide just to keep bacteria from forming.
I truly love these #plantabottle containers and wonder how I ever lived without them. The truth is I killed a lot of plants – and watched a lot of plants fail to thrive without realizing it was due to lack of water. Pick a set up today and find out for yourself how great these work and how much they simplify plant care!