Set of 10 Handblown Glass Self-Watering Bulbs

Set of 10 Handblown Glass Self-Watering Bulbs
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Lend artistic flair to your garden--and take the guesswork out of watering plants. Simply fill these decorative glass bulbs with water, insert the stem into your plant's soil, and your plant will automatically absorb the right amount of water as needed.

  • Includes two red, two green, two blue, and four multicolor bulbs
  • Measures approximately 14"L x 3-1/2"Diam each
  • Made in China


Plant Bulb Instructions

First and foremost you should enjoy your Plant Bulbs as supplemental watering supply for your plants. The Plant Bulb when used correctly will give you the ability to water your plant effectively at the root.

The first and most critical step in assuring that the Plant Bulb works properly is to make a hole no more than ¾ of the way into the potted plant. Do not go all the way to the bottom. DO NOT USE THE PLANT BULB TO MAKE THE HOLE. Use something that is not breakable and has a diameter a bit larger than the Plant Bulb.

Then insert the filled Plant Bulb into the hole you made in your potted plant. Do not push the Plant Bulb past the bottom of the hole you made. If you do there is a chance soil will clog the Plant Bulb and not let the water to be released. Should your Plant Bulb get soil into the stem just clean out with small tool. Place the Plant Bulb into the hole so it is as vertical as possible.

Also, you should use the Plant Bulb in regular potting soil. Porous soil material is not recommended. When first inserting the Plant Bulb into the potting soil water is released because air is able to travel up the Plant Bulb stem and into the Plant Bulb bulb, which allows water to come out and saturate the soil, if the soil is too porous the water will continue to drain out of the Plant Bulb. When the potting soil at the root is saturated with water no air is immediately available. As the plant uses up the moisture in the soil air is able to reach the root area and then will travel up the Plant Bulb stem allowing water to be released. By utilizing the Plant Bulb, water is provided at the root of the plant where it is most needed and should provide continuous watering.

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M13157 - Set of 10 Handblown Glass Self-Watering Bulbs 3.1 5 130 130
Waste of Time After 2 years of trying, I threw these out. I could literally watch the water drain out, either that or they were clogged. I almost lost a couple of plants and ended up with the hose. Definately over priced, even if they worked. 03-20-10
Does not work well after the first time I have had these for quite some time now and I would not purchase them again. The first time they are okay. After that the dirt is stuck at the bottom and not easy to remove to refill. Plus, they break easily. Pretty, but not worth the purchase. I would not recommend as a gift.. I only did below because you can not go to the next page to complete the review unless you pick someone you would gift this to.. 03-20-10
Waste of Time When you try to insert them into the dirt with the water in the bulbs the bottom gets clogged with the dirt and no water gets through. Not worth it. 02-27-10
waste of time good idea, but in the time it takes to refill the bulbs, you can have all the plants watered, twice. They are very hard to refill 01-14-10
I Love these I purchased these last year and love them. I know that they can sometimes get clogged with dirt, but making a hole larger worked well for me. I do not understand wy people are disappointed. Different plants will have different needs, some use water quickly and others do not. I have found that my larger plants need 2 or 3 depending upon their location. And I am not drowing plants that did not need as much water. My plants have never looked better. I hope you will bring us more designs in these. I gave 4 stars because I feel there is always room for improvement. It is a great product and I hope that they will make some smaller ones for the smaller plants. 01-01-10
I love these I purchased these and love them. They work great if you follow the directions. I use them for my house plants and outdoor pots. It is hot here in the south and the balls cover me if I forget to water a day during the summer. I keep a dowel to make my hole and then insert the stem of the bulb til it hits the end and they work great. I have given them to friends and tell them to do exactly what the instructions say and have had no complaints. 11-30-09
Requires too much patience... I went on waitlist for these a year or two ago and was excited when they arrived. I wanted to use them while out of town..I did..houseplants withered. Problem: all became clogged. I suspect that there is a trick to using these, but my personality has no patience for it. Wound up giving them away. Remember: these might be useful to methodical folks...otherwise, nope. 11-24-09
not worth the money Put stake in my poinsettia plant, following directions exactly; minutes later plant tipped over, bulb broke, my plant was broken into three parts. 11-24-09
Awful! I purchased 3 sets of these and was so excited to put them in my potted plants. After trying 5 different bulbs, following the directions to the letter by poking a hole in the soil and then inserting the bulb. After several tries, I washed them off and put them back in the box. I returned all 3 sets. They clogged up with dirt everytime and no water could come out at all. I waited 2 days to see if they worked and ended up watering the plants with a hose. What a disappointment. Needs much improvement. 07-22-09
Pretty but too delicate These bulbs are way too fragile. With the slightest of bump they break (especially when full). They are pretty but need to be made out of some kind of plastic material instead. After several breakages, they are being returned. 07-13-09
Buy As Garden Ornaments If you don't mind standing at a water faucet trying to fill these up, go ahead and buy them. I found it time consuming and much easier to just to water my plants every five days. I am using them as garden ornaments and plant ornaments and that seems the best use for them. 06-29-09

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