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Does Aqua Globes Really Work?

If you are layered with a great deal of work, Aqua Globes claims that your plants can automatically be watered with this product. Aqua Globes are perfect for small or large plants in your patio, hanging plants and exotic plants, they say. These hand blown stained glass globes are simply filled with water, then inserted into the soil so that the plant has water when it needs it. Aqua Globes are useful not just on a daily basis, they say, but even when you go off on a vacation. When the soil dries, oxygen is released into the Aqua Globe, and that signals it to release the exact amount of water your plant needs. This is great if you tend to overwater your plants, or if you neglect them every now and then. According to them, with Aqua Globe there is no worry about cleaning up spills, too. This is great for a plant lover who lacks a gardening skill chip or ten, perhaps.

Aqua Globes Reviews

No - Pretty, unfortunately doesn't work as advertised
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The Aqua Globes are very nice if all you want is to decorate your container. You will need to make a sufficiently deep hole prior to inserting as trying to insert the stem without making a deep enough hole will only push the soil into the stem (clog) or break the stem. Either of those will negatively impact the ability of the device to work as advertised. However, even if you make the effort to insert them properly and leave some space at the bottom of the stem, they still don’t work because eventually as the soil in the container shifts at the bottom of the stem, it will clog. If you leave too much space at the bottom of the stem, all the water will flow out of the bulb.

February 24th, 2013
New Port Richey, FL.
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No - It depends on the water volume.
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This product works in the sence that the amount of water in the glass [….] It is the amount of water and not the globe. The globe just tells you the amount of water needed in a week for your plant that matches that size globe. And since the instructions tell you to refill the globe once per week instead of when it is empty, it is just a water amount measuring device that is utilized once per week. Basically just a glass watering-can that knows the proper amount of water to dispense each week. If you use a globe size that is not recommended for the size of the flowerpot you will eventually end up with too much, or too little water in the soil. The capilary action of the soil and the physics of the water from the glass globe slows down the speed that the water is delivered to the soil — alowing the soil to absorb the water slowly. Watering the same amount water with a watering-can might allow the water to travel through the dry soil quickly and out the bottom of the flowerpot and onto the table. […] The glass globe is useful if you do not want to measure water and water carefully. The product is not useful if the tip clogs with soil and does not dispense the water fast enough (or at all), then your plant will dry out if the soil is dry. The amount of water in a glass globe is close enough for the recommended plant size that most plants will adjust and adapt to the amount of water given to it each week. If it is sunny and the air is dry and the plant is very large for the flowerpot size the plant might eventually die due to drought. If it is cloudy and humid and the plant is small and in a large flowerpot the plant might rot from too much water each week. I recommend using soil probes or moisture meters or other methods instead of glass globes.

March 4th, 2012
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Yes - Pretty, works-sort of
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I used these when I went on vacation. They do work if inserted into the dirt just right. The stems tend to clog with dirt and its difficult to clean. Comes in several sizes and its heavy when filled with water so caution is advised when inserting into the pot.

Laurie R.
January 3rd, 2012
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No - "Pretty" useless
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Very Pretty, Very Fragile, Very Useless. Difficult to fill, does not empty correctly, stem fills with dirt, heavy when filled with water. Unless you are a fan of blown glass, bypass this to water your plants.

April 18th, 2011
Washington State
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No - Pretty but useless
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I do not like them at all. The soil clogs up the openings. It is really a pain to get it out. Some of them just let all the water out at once. They are pretty for a decoration that is all. They do not work.

March 26th, 2011
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Yes - OK product
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These are ok but kinda a pain to use. To fill up you have to have a fine stream of water. I did have one plant in the house that started leaking water with it because it was not using it when it needed it. The plant just kept taking water.

October 25th, 2010
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