Many of us don’t have a green thumb but want to bring some plants to life in your home or workplace, so it might be the right time to get aquatic. Aquatic plants can provide a fun alternative to potted plants, and all you need a jar instead of an aquarium, making it somewhat sound like “jarrarium.”
Aquatic plants are well adapted for indoor life because they don’t need a lot of light; they’re already used to turbid water. “Jarrariums” are self-contained indoor aquatic plant-growing ecosystems. They are comfortable and quick to set up and maintain that can enable people to appreciate the beauty of aquatic plants while being in their own homes. Let’s simultaneously do some interior decoration, aquarium, and gardening. The indoor water garden is a perfect way to fit three hobbies. Here you need to be creative by finding the right plants, the right container for this unique decorative item. The following is a guide for establishing your indoor water garden in a jar.
What supplies you need:
- Aquatic live plants
- A glass jar
- Small stones for aquarium
The step by step guide:
- First of all, wash stones thoroughly with water.
- Continue putting stones into the pot.
- Wash plants into the water at room temperature.
- Place plants and add stones to secure the roots and pots
- To cover the plants carefully, add room temperature water.
- If you have a lid in your jar, you’ll need to drill the holes in it or leave it entirely off.
- Please don’t put them under direct sunlight.
Things to remember:
- Select the appropriate container
Be creative here by getting your antique glass jar. Make sure you thoroughly clean it and decorate it to make it look catchy. Apothecary jars, glass, or ceramic cooking utensils are the best choice.
- Select the right plants that can be grown in water
You can select house plants or indoor herbal plants that can be grown in water, but not all plants are aqua friendly.
Indoor-water garden tips:
- Some plants require bright sunlight, at least 4-6 hrs, selecting a location that is best for more light. For such plants, a windowsill is the best location.
- Use fluorescent light instead of incandescent light, which will cause water to overheat, and eventually, your plants will be dead.
- Don’t clean the jar with detergent; the presence of detergent in water can lead to the death of houseplants in water as it makes breathing difficult for plants.
- Don’t completely replace the water because it again leads to algae growth, as once an algae cycle is over, it won’t grow again.
- Water evaporates over a while from the bottle, and it has to be refilled accordingly.
- Instead of usual outdoor fertilizers, use pebbles or fertilizer tablets.
- Use charcoal bits in water as it makes water cleaner to get rid of bad odor.
- It requires low maintenance, and there is no need to water them daily.
- Resistant to pests and diseases.
- There is no dirty and messy stuff inside your home.
- It needs minimal space.
- Suitable for babies.