Between feeding my son Charlie, my husband Jim, my Daschund Bailey, and myself . . . lets just say our houseplants always seem to get the short end of the stick. I have killed too many of them to remember. I always seem to water them too much or not enough . . . and sometimes not at all!
I had almost given up on my green thumb until a friend told me about Aqua Globes. You’ve seen the infomercial - those artsy, hand blown watering bulb things. You simply fill the bulb with water, plunge it into the soil of the plant, and PRESTO! - the plant drinks as much water from the bulb as it needs. Although the premiss for the bulb seemed to be my solution, my frugality took over and refused to let me fork out a measly $15 for one.
Finally, it dawned on me. What do I currently have in my house that resembles this bulb?? . . . WINE BOTTLES!!
My plant couldn’t be happier or more healthy. It’s literally NO maintenance! After 3 weeks of use, I finally had to refill the bottle. WHAT A LUSH!!
If you’re having “issues” with the fact that a wine bottle will be hanging out of your houseplant – I assure you, once your plants begin to respond and grow, you won’t even see it. I kinda like it though. It’s definitely a conversation piece.
Works with small desk top plants as well! I used a Miniature Jameson Irish Whisky bottle for this beautiful plant in my office.