Watering Plants in Crystal Soil

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.

Watering Plants in Cyrstal Soil

I water my Buddhist pine whenever I see that too much of its roots is not covered by the crystal soil beads.

Watering Plants in Cyrstal Soil Watering Plants in Cyrstal Soil

I just add more water and let the crystal soil beads absorb as much as they want.  Then after some time (depends on the size of container), I will drain out the excess water to avoid overwatering, which can lead to root rot problems and unpleasant odor.

Watering Plants in Cyrstal Soil

After watered

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