Too good to be true? Not if you’re using water beads! You’ve reached the right place if you are looking for a unique alternative to watering plants and flowers. Our beads keep arrangements moist and lightly watered in an array of available colors. Maintaining your floral and plant décor has never been easier!What are Water Beads?
They are basically non-toxic, water absorbing polymers that expand in size to resemble glass marbles. Other names for this versatile product include water pearls, water gems, aqua gems and crystal soil. The science behind these beads originated with commercial applications for the prevention of soil erosion. The beads would help absorb excess rainfall and reduce runoff. The same polymer compound is now used to manufacture diapers as well as liners for meat packaging. It is also used for landscaping installations in dryer climates.
Starting out as tiny granules that are only several millimeters in diameter, the beads soak up approximately 100 times their weight in water as they expand. The final diameter for regular size beads is about 5/8”. The water absorbed is then gradually released as the beads begin to shrink back to their original size. You can allow them to fully dehydrate to their initial form, or continue to add water to maintain full size.Use for House Plants
Want to spruce up the potted plants around your home? How about a nice pop of color? You’ll need water beads to do the trick.
Remove and rinse any soil from your plant and place it in the container of your choice, making sure that the roots touch the bottom. Fill the container as desired with beads, then add enough water to cover no more than 1 inch of the bottom.
Keep an eye on them at regular intervals to ensure their size is being maintained. The beads at the top will shrink the fastest and can be rehydrated simply by adding water to the container. Be sure to drain off excess water as needed. Water beads are fully reusable!Use for Flowers
Flowers can also be kept fresh using much of the same process. Cut the stems of the flowers at a 45-degree angle, ensuring that they touch the bottom of the vase. Fill with water beads as instructed for plants, making sure that a base of water no more than an inch is used for the bottom. Whether you use our beads for plants or flowers, we recommend emptying them every 30 days to remove any bacteria. Be sure to thoroughly rinse them before reapplying them to your container or vase.
Your plant and flower creations will only be as good as the vase filler products used. At Rainbow Water Beads we offer only high quality items with superior packaging, knowledgeable and trustworthy service, and a 14 day guarantee. Try a few packets of our beads and see the difference for yourself. We also offer FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS! YES! Feel free to contact us if we can be of additional help.