Water Pearl Beads have been very popular in Netherlands and throughout Europe. They have been proven to work well with orchids!
Care for the orchid is a little different than with orchids in ceramic, very minimal at that. Water Pearl Beads are environmentally safe and nontoxic, just like other potting mediums for orchids!
The water pearls provide the needed moisture for the orchid. Minimal care is needed to keep this orchid looking its best. Over time, the pearls will begin to shrink. When this happens, carefully angle the glass and add about a ¼ cup of water to the pearl beads. The pearls will absorb the water and return to their full size in about 4-6 hours. Once the pearls are full size, you may need to push the orchid down into the pearls until the roots are fully covered.
Simple and easy!
It’s important to NOT OVER WATER the orchid. Check the orchid every 14 – 20 days. Only add water when to the pearls when they have constricted.
Keep these other points mindful as well: Water pearls can be a choking hazard to small children. Dispose of beads in trash; DO NOT FLUSH DOWN DRAINS.
Of course, enjoy your orchid!