Waterbeads4plants’s polymer functions on a unique concept. Rather than watering your plants on a regular basis and chancing the fact you may forget to water them or find yourself out of town, the polymer beads retain water and disperse them gradually over a period of time. This eliminates the need for daily watering. You can go weeks without ever watering your plant. This requires nothing more than soaking the beads in water and allowing them ample time to absorb, removing dirt from the designated plant, and replacing with the beads. The beads eliminate the need for dirt or soil and any mess that is associated with it as well. The beads are cleaner and more convenient that using potting soil/dirt and require less maintenance.
Waterbeads4plants’s Beads are available in a wide variety of colors but different colors must be soaked separately. The color has no effect on the functionality of the bead itself. The colors are meant to enable the customer to mix-and-match colors and coordinate with colors within their home. All colors absorb the same amount of water and perform the same. The beads are reusable and can last for a while (1-2 years) if they are maintained correctly. To reuse the beads, simply clear any dirt/debris from the beads and re-soak the beads in water (different colors must be separated). The beads will re-expand be ready to use again. The exact amount of time the beads will last varies, but as long as they are maintained and not frequently abused, their life span is promising.
Overall, the Waterbeads4plants’s essentially remove the need for your plants to use dirt to complete photosynthesis. The beads retain water longer than dirt and release the amount of water the plant needs with no effort other than soaking the beads in water and replenishing the beads water supply as it depletes. The beads swell as they absorb water so you can see when it is time to re-soak them. The beads are available online for (x4) 5g tubes, at the price of $9.97. You can mix colors, but not during the soaking process. Mixing colors during soaking could lead to color distortion as the beads are extremely absorbent and may absorb color from adjacent beads. The beads eliminate the room for human error by releasing water consistently and slow, over a long period of time. They are reusable and highly effective in keeping plants alive.