It is quite easy to do cutting propagation for coleus. Last month, I took four cuttings from my coleuses, and three of them have survived. I guess this wasn’t too bad for someone who propagated plant from cutting for the first time, and I have already started propagating my second batch of coleus cuttings a few days ago.
So here, let me show you how I do cutting propagation with my coleus.
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For the sake of watering, I have kept all my plants in my tabletop garden – Bento Box in individual pots. By doing so, instead of watering the plants in my tabletop garden together all at once, I can pick and water only those that I find are thirsty.
With individual pots, watering my tabletop garden – Bento Box becomes an easy task. Here is how I water my tabletop garden – Bento Box.
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When we make our tabletop garden, due to different reasons, we may want to keep our plants in individual pots. And if some of these pots cannot be fully hidden inside the garden container, we will want to wrap and cover them with moss. And sometimes, with the limited space in our tabletop garden, we may want to take the plants out from their pots and wrap only the roots and soil with moss as well. In this way, the moss holds the roots and soil together, acting more or less like a container for the plants.
Wrapping the pots or roots of a plant with moss is actually quite easy. I was actually quite surprised when I did it for the first time and found how easy it really was. I was like, “wow! That’s it?” So, believe me, it is probably easier than what you have thought.
Here is how to wrap pots or roots with moss.
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A few days ago, a friend asked me how often and how much should she water her plants when planting in crystal soil. I would say we should add water to the crystal beads whenever the beads shrink to around half of its size or to a size that cannot stably hold up the plants anymore.
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While there are complete hydroculture kits (with inner and outer pots, water level indicator, fertilizer and such) available in many shops, we can save the money, set up and grow plants in hydroculture by ourselves.
Of course, the hydroculture kit can make your life easier in some degree, but, by ourselves, setting up one that doesn’t have a water level indicator, and using it to grow plants, isn’t rocket science either.
Here, let me show you how to pot plants in hydroculture.
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Here, let me show you how to pot a plant with crystal soil (aka soil moist).
Put a teaspoon of crystal soil into a container.
Add water and soak them for a few hours according to the instruction on the package. I always add more than enough water for I will drain any excess water with a strainer afterwards. If you use clear crystal soil and want some color crystal beads, you can add food coloring now.
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