27 March 2012

subirrigated violets

I had two juice bottles turned into subirrigated planters and was going to put Crassula in them when I realized the bottom of each bottle had an inverted bump in the middle. So when the "pot" part is set in, the wick doesn't reach the lowest level of the water, there's a little moat, as it were, left around the edge.

I thought this would be perfect for my African Violets.
They like constant humidity, enough that the common recommendation is to put them in a deep saucer over pebbles in water.
If there's a ring of water below where the wick can absorb it, I think that will serve the same purpose.
They seem happy enough already!

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