We’re in the middle of summer and we’ve received many questions about watering succulents and succulent terrariums. So here are some juicy DIY tips for watering your juicies without getting water spots on your terrarium glass and getting water into tiny places without making a mess. Check out our new video or read on.
This video shows you some simple ways to recycle and upcycle inexpensive, common materials like wine bottles to make useful succulent watering tools. These green gardening hacks include turning a basic water bottle into a more precise watering can that helps avoid water spots, an enhanced wine bottle that controls the flow of water and allows you to aim where water is poured, and lastly a different use for an inexpensive pesticide sprayer available at most hardware stores.
Tip 1. Regular Water Bottle with a Small Hole in the Cap
You can recycle a regular water bottle to get a more controlled stream of water into your small succulent terrarium. Just use a corkscrew or thumb tack to puncture a hole in the lid and gently squeeze the bottle to squirt. Hehe.
Tip 2. Wine or Soda Bottle with Liquor Pouring Cap
If you have a larger terrarium or several containers to water, you can use a wine bottle, soda or water bottle. You can now get a liquor pouring cap as part of our custom Terrarium Tool Kit or buy a few from your local home store. Secure it to the top of your recycled bottle, and slowly pour water into your succulents. We like this solution because we can use our favorite wine bottle with a pretty label.
Tip 3. Garden Pesticide Sprayer with Adjustable Nozzle
For those with lots of succulents and don’t care about over-spraying (for example, people with outdoor succulents), you can get a pesticide sprayer for about $10 at the hardware store. You have to manually pump air pressure into the sprayer, but it lets you spray a ton of water across a wide area. The long wand attachment lets you get up high to reach hanging succulents and the nozzle spray is adjustable from a thin jet to a wider array. We like the wide setting because it distributes water evenly.
Other helpful articles on Juicykits.com:
How to Care for Your Succulent Terrarium
How to Assemble a Juicykits.com Terrarium Kit
Pests in Your Succulents? Here’s What You Need to Know
Grow Light Basics: Artificial Lighting for Succulents & Cacti
The Basics of Succulent Bonsai
How to Care for Air Plants
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